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?)

3 comments:

sulu-design said...

No other way to describe it than: SCORE! Great find, and for a buck? Wow.

Bumbershootska said...

I squealed really loudly when I won them (and the crowd of bidders just looked at me like I was whack or something) - gotta find the right fabric though. Not as easy as it sounds...
any ideas?

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