Our living room has become a graveyard where mid-century furniture goes to be resurrected from the dead. (note to self- when the weather gets warmer, I will be cleaning out our garage to make it my "studio" aka where I paint and hold furniture).
I have to admit - I love having a booth. It makes me incredibly happy rescuing amazing pieces of furniture that people have tossed to the curb and giving it new life and a new home.
Let me tell you the story of these chairs I'm about to show you. Yesterday I stopped into a thrift store and these babies were sitting there. I just about ran over to them and searched for a tag to yank off. There wasn't a tag! I figured they had been sold but I had to ask anyway. After hovering and talking to not one, but two employees, I found out there was a table that was being sold with the set, and there was another man who already claimed it and was waiting for the table to be delivered.
The man saw how much I loved the chairs, and worked out a deal with me. He bought the whole set and sold me the chairs. He was an antiques dealer and was a really nice guy. He did make a nice little profit right there in the thrift store, but not as much as he could have if he had kept them.
So here they are!
The upholstery is in PERFECT condition. It's cream small-scale patterned microfiber.
And here is what I mean about my living room being a furniture graveyard...
[ the naked settee is for our master bedroom. I am painting it white. ]
Here are some other mid-century chairs that I saved. They are missing some buttons but are waiting to be fixed:
The vinyl on these are original and is in perfect shape. The buttons will be recovered in suede (I think!)
And last but not least, this big beast of a cabinet:
If you see, the top is a faux-burl wood laminate. It's pretty ugly. I'm going to have a glass top made and gold leaf underneath it (very similar to what Jenny is doing with her glass fronts here).
All these items will be going into the booth at Slate as soon as they get their TLC.
Speaking of the booth, here are some shots of what it currently looks like:
If you have any questions about items, shoot me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
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