Adrian Pearsall Inspiration

Recently I went on a long drive and picked up this sofa from one of our online followers.  It needed a lot of work but had all of the right lines.  It took a few days longer than anticipated to complete but we are very pleased with the result.  

We found this great vintage inspired fabric.  It is eye-catching but not to bold.

During the week of upholstering the sofa I found this Adrian Pearsall bowtie coffee table.  It was a great match for the sofa and sold quickly.

Picked: Omni Wall Unit by George Nelson

Last week I bought a wonderful piece.  I have been working on it all week and have kept it top secret until now.  It is the Omni wall designed by George Nelson for Aluminum Extrusions .  The genius design allows you to configure the cabinets and shelves in an unlimited number of configurations.  It also allows you to install it with out putting a single screw hole in the wall.  It would have been a wonderful piece to keep for our new home but selling it is the prudent thing to do // Sold

This unit includes a 4th bay and 4 more shelves.  Due to the space restrictions of my booth space I am only displaying  3 bays right now.

It even came with the original assembly guide!

Before & After: Chaise & Chair

Last week I found a couple wonderful pieces that needed to be reupholstered.  We got right to work on them and now whey are both available at Hawthorne Vintage.
 This Adrian Pearsall rocking chaise had been used as a dog bed for several years.  We refinished the base and replaced all of the foam and upholstery.

 This lounge chair and ottoman had amazing lines.  It just needed a fresh update.

 We reupholstered the chaise in faux black bear fur.  It is true to the original design without being too shaggy.
The new orange fabric was just what the lounge chair and ottoman needed!

Broyhill Brasilia Dining Set

I recently received an estate with quite a few pieces of Broyhill Brasilia furniture.  The standout piece in the set was the dining set.  It was also the piece that needed the most work.  I spent the last week working on the chairs and refinishing the table & 3 leaves.  It was worth doing all that work and now this rare and beautiful set is available at Hawthorne Vintage.  Please check out "Hawthorne Vintage" page for pricing on our current offerings.  Table has been sold.

Precious Bones

This week I have come across some incredible finds.  All of them need upholstery work but we are glad to do it.  It is a joy to bring these pieces back to their former glory.  Please send us an email at if you are interested in having any of these pieces custom upholstered.
You can always view all of our project pieces on our Bone Yard page.

The Adrian Pearsall rocking chaise is one of my all-time favorite pieces of American mid century furniture.  We were amazed to even find this one regardless of condition.  We can't wait to make it beautiful again and find it a loving home.

This lounge chair and ottoman have a distinct atomic design.  I have not yet been able to ID the maker or designer.  

We are always on the lookout for gondola sofas.  This is one of the longest ones we have had 110''!
The wood trim and all 6 legs are solid walnut.

Brasilia Collection

In 1962 Broyhill Furniture released their iconic Brasilia line.  The line was based on the architectural designs of Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer.  You can read more about Oscar Niemeyer and his designs in this article.  The Brasilia line is one of our favorite lines of American mid century furniture and we are always excited to find even one piece.  We are in the process of helping a family liquidate their estate.  They are the original owners of a wonderful Brasilia collection.  Here are a few pieces which are now available at Hawthorne Vintage.  The bar cart (left) reflects design elements that are found in the Brazilian presidential residence.  The cathedral coffee table (center) is strikingly similar to the architecture of the Cathedral of Brasilia.  Lastly the side table was inspired by the National Supreme Court building.  Please stay posted as more pieces are coming in over the next week.  Our prices can always be seen on our Hawthorne Vintage page.        

 Blue bird bar cart

 Cathedral coffee table

Side table

Before & After: Gondola Love Seat

Recently I picked up this curious little gondola love seat.  I didn't quite know what to make of it as I had never seen a small version of the gondola sofa.  After stripping the love seat I determined that it had been custom made.  We posted it on Instagram (@remnantpdx) as available for custom upholstery.  We found an interested party in just a few minutes.  

The customer chose a bold indigo blue chenille fabric.  We also modernized the look of this love seat by adding buttons and a loose seat cushion.

... But Wait There's More!

We have been continuing to work at our usual breakneck pace and just got a bunch more projects finished and put in to Hawthorne Vintage.  Here they are!

On Tuesday I drove a couple hundred miles looking for stuff and came home with this wonderful Heritage Henredon cocktail table.

Before & After: I picked up this sofa last weekend.  Someone had tragically recovered it in this awful fabric.  We updated it with a modern grey fabric. 

 Baumritter pod sofa.  Reupholstered and on sale for just $895.

I also found this round lane acclaim coffee table on my buying trip on Tuesday.

A few weeks ago I bought this sputnik chandelier for our new house.  We have decided to go with a George Nelson bubble lamp instead.  I am sure it will find a good home.

Happy Halloween

As usual we have been working away on several projects.  Several of them are now finished and available at Hawthorne Vintage.  Pricing for all of our items can be seen at this link
Rare Danish teak rocking chair by Hans Wegner for Tarm Stole Mobelfabrik.  We upholstered the seat and pillow in a soft grey Pendleton wool.

Pair of swivel club chairs by Selig.  Reupholstered in Pendleton wool.

Danish teak credenza with sliding doors.

What's New?

We just finished a few new projects.  They are now available at Hawthorne Vintage.

In Denmark we saw lots of these modern hanging lamps.  I was fortunate to be able to buy this one.  I was able to disassemble it and put it in my luggage.

Last weekend I bought this Danish teak cabinet.  It was mounted to a wall when I found it.  I spent all week refinishing the wood and I added hairpin legs to it.  The legs bring it up to the perfect table height of 29''.  Sold

Here is a quick looks at what we currently have available at Hawthorne Vintage.

Tomorrow we will be vending at the Sunday Emporium at Rejuvenation.  We will be bringing several more newly completed pieces to this event.