This week we finished three projects. Here they are:
The spring weather has been wonderful in Portland. It seems that good weather and good finds always seem to go hand in hand. Last week half of the Remnant team went out of town for 5 days but we still operated at full capacity finishing projects and finding new ones.
Just before Heather skipped town we finished this 3 piece sectional and got it into the store.
A few days later I found this beautiful teak dining table by Poul Jensen. It's a perfect match for the sectional sofa. // Sold
Another wonderful find was this tambour door credenza by Sven Aage Lassen. It sold immediately.
Another completed project, Set of 4 American walnut dining chairs with new upholstery. // Sold
Danish rosewood secretary desk.
Lastly, one of our projects for this week is this Danish afromosia rocking chair by Frank Reenskaug for Bramin.
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Our past week was full of buying and selling. Here is what we found and sold.
Sets of 8 dining chairs seem impossible for us to find. We were luck to have found them. They sold within a few minutes of being put up for sale.
One of our new offerings at Hawthorne Vintage this week was this refinished Danish teak butterfly leaf dining table.
It has been several months since we have had any dressers or headboards. Both of these pieces sold quickly as well.
Curtis Jere style "urchin" floral sculpture. It would have been nice (but not financially responsible) to keep this one. Now available at Hawthorne Vintage
Unique set of wrought iron & rattan nesting tables. These pieces have design element of both John Risley and Arthur Umanoff but we have not been able to figure out who exactly the designer is.
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Last summer I found a Danish teak wall bar by Poul Heltborg for Dyrlund. It's a rare and amazing piece but it was in horrible condition. It had been in damp storage for 20 years and was full of spiders. I avoided working on it for several months because I was afraid that it was damaged beyond repair. I finally ran out of other projects and decided that I should try to work on it. I had to use wood bleach to get all of the discoloration out of the wood. I was not sure if it would work or further damage the wood. The wood bleach worked very well. All of the other damage was repairable as well. I am very happy with how it turned out and excited to share it with the world. // Sold
I didn't take many photos of the original condition but here is a before and after picture of the wood bleaching process on one of the ends.
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Over the last week we discovered some great finds. We also finished a couple more projects.
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This week we finished a couple projects and found a rare Danish wall unit.
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This weekend we vended at the Sunday Emporium event at Rejuvenation. Our big push this week was to get this pair of reclining lounge chairs by Alf Svensson refinished and reupholstered in time for the show. We finished them just in time and they had quite a few admirers. They are now available at Hawthorne Vintage
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Yesterday I went on a wildly successful picking trip. I found 12 dining chairs, 4 lounge chairs, a loveseat, and an ottoman! I was surprised that it all fit in my van. Each piece is available with custom upholstery.
Pair of reclining lounge chairs by Alf Svensson for Dux // Sold
His & Hers living room set by Selig.
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This week we focused on some smaller projects. We got them done right on schedule and will have a new sofa done early next week.
About a year ago we bought a pair of large George Nelson bubble lamps for our home. We finally realized that we are never going to hang the second one. We put it up for sale and it sold immediately(top left)
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