Chaise Hunting...

Chaise Hunting...

Vanessa De Vargas
Jul 12, 2006

Okay, I will have to admit it I am in the process of re-decorating my living room again!

I decided I was going to look for a chaise/day bed. With my challenges of a sofa always looking too big in my living room I thought a modern chaise would be the best alternative.

I remembered Bahay Home had a wonderful small sofa/chaise that I thought about purchasing. I also knew I could have something custom made through my sofa manufacturer. But figured if I go on the hunt myself I was sure I could find it faster.

I had already purchased some coral colored mohair fabric that I found downtown and decided I would cover the day bed/chaise in it.

So the hunt started...I scoured Craigslist, Ebay, and my local vintage shops and came up with nothing. Until one day I found this odd looking chaise on Craigslist.

-Vanessa (aka Turquoise)

It just so happened to be located right up the street from me and the picture you are looking at is exactly what I saw. It was on the floor, had no legs, was totally stained and I am sure it had seen better days.

But I saw the full potential in it and knew it would fit perfect in my living room. I bought it and took it directly to my upholsterer.

So last Saturday I had it delivered and it really looks great.

Since there were no legs attached to it, I bought an extra set at Ikea. And from what the previous owner said, it was actually a chaise from Ikea that they no longer carry.

For all of you handy homeowners and DIY'ers out there that are looking for a sofa or a bed or even a dining table, take the time (if you can) to find the right piece. Don't rush and be certain of what you are looking for. There are so many rescources available out there.

Make it custom to what your specifations are. Custom sometimes does not mean super expensive, if you are patient. With a little time and perseverance you are bound to find it. And if you still don't know what you're looking for, call a professional to help you!

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