Tea For Two

This week we completed two projects and found two more.

Our first project was a Swedish Tuxedo sofa.  It was covered in floral fabric when we found it.  It was great to modernize it.  It's super comfy too!

When we found this Dux style lounge chair we envisioned it in orange fabric.  We were fortunate to find the exact fabric that we envisioned.

The first project we found this week was this Milo Baughman recliner.  We have reupholstered several of these chairs so we are confident in our ability to restore this chair.

The second project we found is another Dux style lounge chair.  It is now available for custom upholstery.

Furniture Landslide

We have have a landslide of new offerings and project pieces.  Here are the details:

I found these chairs and table separately and they came from different countries but they look quite nice together.  The dining table is Swedish and made of walnut wood by Dux.  The dining chairs are Danish and made of teak by J.L. Moller.

Here is the set of dining chairs as I found them.  It was a lot of work to restore them but it was worth the work.

 This credenza is a matching piece to the dining table (pictured above).  It is also made of walnut and produced by Dux.

American oak lounge chair with new upholstery // Sold

 Swedish slipper chair by J.O. Carlsson "as found".  It has since been refinished, upholstered & sold.

 Brass & enamel butterfly sculpture by Curtis Jere' // Sold

 Dux style lounge chair.  Soon to be reupholstered.

These 3 Chairs

 This week we had 3 fun projects to work on.  They are now all available at Hawthorne Vintage Modern. 
The first was an Eames style lounge chair and ottoman.  The wood and upholstery need a lot of work but the base for each piece was nice and stable.  The refinishing process went very well and we chose to upholster it in a popular Pendleton wool pattern.

 Secondly, I was very lucky to have found this rare Danish chair.  It was designed by Tove & Edvard Kindt-Larsen for France & Daverkosen.  One of the nice design elements it has is teak armrests inset in the oak frame.

Her is a picture of the frame as I found it.

Lastly, we upholstered this American lounge chair and ottoman.  I had to wait in an ice storm for two hours to get this chair but it was worth the wait // Sold

2 Weeks in Review

After taking a two week break from the blog here is recap of our latest offerings.

 After: American mid century sofa newly upholstered in Pendleton wool.

Before: Here is a picture of the above sofa before we reupholstered it.  We thought that the plaid was ugly but Teddy the corgi loved it.

Reclining lounge chair by Adrian Pearsall for Craft Associates // Sold

Mid century American lounge chair reupholstered in blush pink fabric.

Lastly we found this Danish solid teak vanity by Kibaek Mobelfabrik.

Snowpocalypse 2017

Portland has been buried in snow all week.  As a result we were confined to our home for several days.  Fortunately we had a few projects on hand to work on.

Here is a picture of our backyard after the first 7'' of snow.

We were fortunate to have found this neat Norwegian sofa & chair.  Here they are refinished and reupholstered.

 Lastly, we also upholstered this 100'' long vintage sofa.

Happy 2017

2016 was a wonderful year for us and we are looking forward to what 2017 holds.  We are off to a quick start with several new offerings.  Here are a few of the projects we have completed since our last post.

 Pair of newly upholstered lounge chairs by Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin.

Dux style lounge chair.

Dux boomerang sofa by Folke Ohlsson // Sold

Eames style lounge chair and ottoman in black vinyl // Sold

Now Available...

Here are a few of our latest offerings: 

We just finished upholstering this gondola lounge chair and ottoman.  It was a pleasure to modernize this set.  It also now nicely matches the gondola sofa that we have for sale.



Walnut & brass tambour door credenza by DWR.  When I found this piece one of the tambour doors were broken.  As a result I had to shorten the doors but it still makes a wonderful storage piece.

Lastly, we put a few pieces from our personal collection up for sale just in time for the Christmas shopping season.

Before & After

We are back from our Thanksgiving vacation and have been working on a few projects.

The first is a 3 piece living room set by the Paoli Chair Company.  When I found this set it was in bad need of repair and upholstery.  

We updated this set by refinishing the oak frames and staining them with a walnut finish.  We upholstered them in the original style but we used thicker foam and fabric rather than vinyl.

Lastly, we have begun work on this gondola lounge chair and ottoman.  It will be available soon in a light gray fabric.

November Update

Through out the month of November we have been remodeling our kitchen.  This work put a little dent in our production but we were still about to produce a few new pieces. Here are some highlights:

We are always on the lookout for a gondola sofa but they can be tough to track down.  We were lucky to track this one down.  It is now reupholstered and available at Hawthorne Vintage Modern

 Mid century American lounge chair and ottoman // Sold

 Drexel dining set: 6 Drexel Parallel chairs & Drexel Declaration table // Sold
 Petite mid century sofa with solid walnut base.

 Milo Baughman style sofa with chrome base.

 American mid century high back lounge chair.

Norwegian rock-n-rest recliner by Spilka.

Taking Care of Business

We have been continuing to find some great pieces and renew them with no delay.  Here are the pieces that we finished over the last week.
 This sofa was manufactured in 1960 by James Inc and designed by Milo Baughman.  It was originally upholstered in black vinyl.  We thought that we would restore it to its original glory and reupholster it just as it was created.

We have found, refinished, and upholstered a few of these benches.  This is the first time that we have used this particular pattern.  The light colors contrast nicely with the dark wood. // Sold

Lastly, we just refinished this Danish teak dining set.  The restoration was challenging but went smoothly // Sold