Monday, July 16, 2007

Thrifty (but not exactly "thrifed")

Ok so I got lucky at a local auction the other day - I scored 2 mid-century modern armchairs for $1 CDN. Yup, $1. So, they're a little beat up but they've got great bones. Hardwood frames with exposed arms and legs that need to be stripped, sanded, stained and varnished and funky Naugahyde covers in a oh so lovely turquoise. I'm thinking a dark brown stain and low-shine varnish but I'm totally stuck on fabric. I was leaning towards a 50s style boomerang print but now, I am totally stumped. Any suggestions out there in blog land?

(p.s. these photos were snapped right after K the elder unloaded the car and snapped "those aren't coming into my house until they're clean!". I agreed and set upon them with hot, soapy water, a scrub brush and vinyl pool liner cleaner - miracle of miracles! BTW check out how exactly the same button is missing from both chairs.... hmmmmmm makes ya wonder what happened, eh?)