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

On The Road Again

Last week I went on a 900 mile buying trip.  I found lots of great pieces.  We also managed to finish a few projects.  Here are the new pieces that we put up for sale since our last post.

 Solid teak dining set by Benny Linden.  Table with 2 leafs and 8 dining chairs with new upholstery.
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Pair of bar stools in Pendleton wool by Chet Beardsley. Two pairs available.

This is the first tuxedo sofa that we have upholstered.  We are very pleased with how it came out.
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A Week In Review

This we upholstered a bench and a sofa.  We also found a pretty rare starburst clock.

 Vintage bench upholstered in Pendleton wool // Sold

 American mid century sofa upholstered in teal fabric.

Rare Seth Thomas starburst clock // Sold

Busy As Bees

This week we went into overdrive and finished several projects.  Here they are: 

Rare Danish sectional by Peter Hvidt and Orla Molgaard for France and Daverkosen.  This set has an original corner pillow that ties the two sections together // Sold




Mr. & Mrs. American lounge chair set upholstered in Pendleton wool // Sold.

 Petite American loveseat upholstered in a modern chartreuse fabric.

Model J16 rocking chair by Hans J. Wegner for FDB Mobler.  We added a seat cushion and head pillow for a little more comfort.

Top Shelf

This week we offered up some great new pieces.  They are now available at Hawthorne Vintage.

Norwegian sofas are some of the most inspired designs of the mid century era.  We were very happy to find it.  It was a challenging piece to upholster but it came out really well // Sold

We are doing a little redecorating at home and decided to sell our early 1960s womb chair // Sold

This walnut dining table has also been in our home for a few years but we have now decided to let it go.  We recently found, refinished, and reupholstered this set of 6 teak Benny Linden chairs // Sold

Lastly, we reupholstered this pair of teak bar stools.  We also have another pair of bar stools available with custom upholstery // Sold

Belated Blog Post

Sorry for the long lag between blog posts.  Our business and personal lives have been very busy over the past few weeks.  Here are a few things we've put in Hawthorne Vintage since the last post.  We have several more exciting projects under construction right now.   

 Danish teak hutch // Sold
 American modern loveseat.

 Ib Kofod-Larsen style reclining lounge chair // Sold

 Broyhill Brasilia room divider // Sold

 Modern armchair by Kipp Stewart for Directional // Sold

 Eames style lounge chair and ottoman in Pendleton Wool.

 Danish teak lowboy dresser with mirror by Kai Kristiansen // Sold

Danish teak dining set with 8 chairs // Sold

Mission Accomplished

Here is a bunch of projects we finished this week.
Newly reupholstered mid century sofa with walnut accents // Sold

 Eames style lounge chair and ottoman refinished and upholstered in Pendleton wool // Sold

 Adrian Pearsall style bench, refinished and upholstered in Pendleton wool // Sold

Danish cherry wood dining set with newly upholstered cushions // Sold

2 bay wall unit by Tacoma Chair Co.

Breaking The Silence

After two weeks of silence (and hard work) we are finally writing a post.  Here are a several of the projects we completed during our absence.

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

 Modern bench upholstered in Pendleton wool // Sold.

 2 piece sectional and end table by Seattle designer Harry Lunstead // Sold

 Italian beech living room set // Sold.

1970s "Cuddle Lounge" chair // Sold