My Chaise…

Last week I told you about the Chaise I bought from the local Second Hand Dealer for a song…here it is in its old glory below.

I seen it under a cover on the dealers veranda and watched until he put it in the shop. I love the carved detail (top photo) and little turned legs.
I made a ticking old style mattress for it, which was very simple.

And now it is in our bedroom. As you can see I cut the foam in here…it was all over the floor! I still have to make a bolster pillow for it and some grain sack cushions….

and I have just bought this lovely Amy Butler fabric to make some covers for it too. I want it to have a pop of colour on it which I think will look nice with the burlap grain sacks.

I am so happy to have this Chaise…and it was only $50.00!!!
Ness xx

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  • Its so stately. I expect to you lay upon it ” in retire” asking your ladies maid to fetch you a cup of tea. The Amy Butler faric is delightful. I may need to get some for myself…need new pillows for my new sofa.
    I can’t wait to see the profect finis.

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  • Beautiful! What a find. I love the fabric and mattress.

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  • {love}
    (terribly envious over here…)
    xo

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  • Ness,
    Love your chaise! The lines, the carving and your ticking mattress… so Ralph Lauren, French, and Nessy all rolled into one…
    XOO’s

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  • Hi Ness, love the lounge. Nick and I often pop over to see your blog. That antique dealer has some great deals when he goes to evandale Market, I can’t believe the price he sells things for! I bought a gorgeous little draw off him for my office – a bargain 10 dollars..
    love the blog, you inspire me to continue developing our little house..

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  • Very nice Ness! I wish I could sew like that. I still remember year 7 sewing class where I spent most of my time racing the person next to me on the foot pedal thingy!! The best I can muster is a small doll I recently made for a pressie…if only I had of paid more attention in that class..hee hee :)Hey I have that AB fabric in the same colour swatch too only I stretched it over a small canvas for hanging in a bookshelf. Watch out for it in some of my ‘coming soon’ pieces too 😉

    ~M~ x

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  • Great bargain, Ness! And that’s my favourite Amy Butler fabric – I sewed simple curtains for my farmhouse bathroom with it, and have a farmhouse skirt made from it with vintage lace trim from A Bushel and a Peck.

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  • Amazing – that is true treasure Ness. Wish you were here to help me with mine – not quite as pretty as yours because it is bamboo and for the garden but I want to load up on the pillows too, xv.

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  • Right that’s it, I’m getting on that ferry and coming to visit so you can take me shopping! What a gorgeous, bargain buy! Love the ticking mattress you made for it too – you must teach me to sew while I’m visiting.

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  • I love the Amy Butler fabric you choose!!! It will be faboulous…
    kate

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  • Hey Ness really think you have scored yet another bargain. I have just started my own blogsite thevintagerosetasmania.blogspot.com and i am having a few teething problems but i guess i will sort things out as i go;not very savy on the computer but i guess i will learn. Your blogspot is fantastic and a source of inspiration to all your followers. Have a great evening Nessx happy bargain hunting.

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  • The chaise is HOT!
    Love it.
    I also love the wood floors! Nice!

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  • Ness, that is just beautiful. Can you share how you made the mattress for it. I’ve bought similar items and it’s always missing a cushion or mattress and would love to know how to make it. Thanks, Theresa

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  • I would LOVE to know how you made the mattress! I’ve been dying to do something similar in my window seat. Great job!

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  • What a lovely chaise! I love the fabrics you’ve selected. Looks like a wonderful spot to lounge with a good book.

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  • It is beautiful!! And what a lovely thicking you have made for it. I love that old style with stripes black and white. Well done!

    Aina

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  • i am lovin’ this piece.
    -it will look fabulous when YOU have applied YOUR magic.

    xx

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  • Are you serious???? $50??? Ness you are so clever! A-M xx

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  • Ness , love your Chaise …..i live in qld and have had this same base (without the scroll arm) since 1998…receive mine for free, just need to have my husband help me make the scroll arm……the legs are the same as yours……love the ticking fabric you have used. 🙂

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  • Looks fabulous Ness! Love the ticking mattress you made – clever girl! Happy weekend! Tracey xx

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  • just love the fabric and what a fabulous piece, you really are so clever. have a great weekend x

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  • Very nice and such a bargain. I would love it if you could share how you made the mattress I have a ticking mattress cover but don’t know how to make the mattress like that.
    Lynette 🙂

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  • Beautifully Done Ness. Doesn’t surprise me a bit. You do such quality work. I am soo bumbed for some reason every time I come to your blog, my internet explorer says it cannot connect! Dont know what it’s doing that! It’s giving me a tease.. I see a little pic then it goes away. So I’m happy to finally see all of it and write you! lets hope this goes thru.

    beautiful beautiful work!!

    xoxo Noel

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  • Noel, I am so sad that you are having trouble. That happens to me sometimes, but I just keep refreshing until I get there! If it takes too long you just have to move on…I know you love me still lol!
    Ness xx

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  • Hi Melissa,
    I am so glad that you are getting to by things from the Antique guy at Evandale. I have something brewing and he is involved. Next time I see you and Nick I will let you in!!!
    Ness xx
    ps- So glad I can keep you going on your renos. Mic and I should really come out for a visit.

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  • Oh Lovely Mel,
    When are you going to open. I am dying to do a feature on your store.
    The canvas sounds great. Hey I remember yr 7 sewing too with Ms Middlebrough(?) I couldnt sew a straight line, but as wth most things it seems I get better on my own…can’t do the whole Teacher thing…remember Art!
    Ness xx

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  • Hi there – I’m being busted here. I’m spending a lazy Sunday morning curled up on the sofa reading through some of your older posts. Thanks for the great reading material :-).

    For some reason I didn’t notice the Amy Butler fabric before. Do you know what the name of the pattern is? I haven’t seen it before and I really like it.

    Thanks, AnNicole

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