Memorial Weekend 2015

On Tuesday we took one day off to take our corgi puppies to the ocean.  Besides that we kept busy each day finishing a few projects just in time for Memorial day weekend.  Here are our new offerings.  Pricing can always be seen on our "Hawthorne Vintage" tab.

Set of 5 Danish teak dining chairs by Kai Kristiansen upholstered in Kvadrat mustard fabric.

Eames style lounge chair and ottoman upholstered in Pendleton wool.

Adrian Pearsall style wave chaise lounge.

Hot Off The Press

Our primary project this week was reupholstering this gondola sofa.  We have had several but this is the first one that we have reupholstered in orange.  Its a bold statement pieces. // sold.

We also added an Adrian Pearsall coffee table which compliments the sofa.  Earlier in the week we reupholstered the Heron rocking chair pictured on the right.
This weekend we finished a few projects and found a few projects.


Danish teak draw leaf dining table. Thoroughly refinished.

Eames style lounge chair and ottoman.  Refinished and reupholstered in Pendleton wool.


 Adrian Pearsall style gondola sofa.

 Japanese Heron rocking chair by Mitsumasa Sugasawa for Tendo Mokko.

Plycraft lounge chair by George Mulhauser.

New Arrivals: Hawthorne Vintage

We just added a whole bunch of new stuff to our spaces at Hawthorne Vintage.  Here are our new offerings.

American mid century 5 bay wall unit 

 Recliner by Ib Kofod-Larsen and custom made ottoman in Maharam wool.

 Edward Wormley style sofa and geometric wool rug.

New Bones

This weekend was a buying frenzy.  I picked up quite a number of new pieces.  Here are a few of the pieces that are awaiting upholstery.

Set of 6 Norwegian afromosia dining chairs.

Set of 5 dining chairs by Kai Kristiansen for Schou Andersen SV Mobler.

 Danish teak loveseat by Domino Mobler.

Sunday Emporium // April 26th

This Sunday we vended at the Sunday Emporium event at Rejuvenation.  It is a beautiful venue for showcasing our finest goods.  We had a great day and sold many pieces.

This N That

Here are a few of the pieces that we finished and put it Hawthorne Vintage this week.
Set of 6 walnut dining chairs by Folke Ohlsson for Dux.  Newly upholstered.

Walnut, steel, & chrome credenza.

 Pair of Swedish teak bar stools by Svengards.

American wall unit with record cabinet

Walnut king headboard with storage.

Now Offering: Upholstery Classes

Over three years ago, when Chris and I (Heather) were starting Remnant, I searched and searched for upholstery classes. The opportunities were scarce! Eager to learn, I dived into old upholstery books and started on projects that were daunting. With each project, I would learn a little more and improve on techniques and details. Now that I have experience and I'm very comfortable with upholstery,  I've launched my own classes at the beginning of this year. It's been such a fun experience to teach upholstery to students who are eager to learn! Also, I love seeing what projects come and how they transform. I look forward to teaching you how to upholster soon! 

Upholstery 101 - Side Chair
In this two-day workshop, you will learn all of the basics of upholstery: furniture stripping, attaching padding, sewing and attaching fabric to frame, and much more! 

When:  May 2-3, 10am - 5pm
             June 6-7, 10am - 5pm
Where: Remnant Ranch (my home & workshop) 14325 NE Shaver St. Portland, OR

What's Provided: All tools (there are lots that you'll learn how to use) and upholstery materials (burlap, webbing, dacron, buttons, foam, etc) are included. This 14 hour class will give everyone enough time to upholster your chair, however, if you don't finish your chair after the weekend is over, I'll work with you to make sure it's finished.

What to bring: 
- An arm-less chair! The chair must be pre-approved by me. Please send me a photo of your chair, if you don't have one, Craigslist is an amazing place to look for projects! Feel free to email me the ad of a chair that you're considering. Below are photos of chairs that I've reupholstered that are perfect examples of the types of chairs Attached are perfect examples of the types of chairs that are suitable for this beginner class.
- Fabric - I'll help you figure out how much yardage you'll need for your chair. For these types of chairs the average amount is around 2-5 yards. 
- Gloves - stripping furniture can be messy! ;) 
- Please pack a sack lunch, I'll provide drinks and yummy snacks. 

Cost: $195 -  Class is limited to four students so that everyone gets the most hands-on instruction! 

To Sign Up: First, email me at Then I'll send you an invoice via PayPal.

Examples of side chairs that I've upholstered that are great examples of the types of chairs you could work on in this class: 

Before & Afters // Student Work

I hope to hear from you and give you the skills and confidence to see your own chair transformations! 

In Time For The Weekend

Yesterday we added two new pieces to our space at Hawthorne Vintage.  We added a burlwood coffee table with a glass top and a rosewood sofa by Hans Olsen for C.S. Mobler.

When we found the sofa it had been torn up by a dog.  We opted to upholster it with a streamlined tufted look rather than with 6 loose cushions.

This Week's Work

One of my most challenging projects this week was assembling this wall unit.  When I found the cabinets they did not have any rails.  I had to find rail that fit the cabinets and then modify them.  It worked out pretty well and I am happy with the end result.

Secondly I found this wonderful Kofod Larsen reclining lounge chair and ottoman.  We refinished the frame, replaced the webbing and made new cushions for it.

Lastly I found this great teak dining set.  Fortunately It didn't need much work!
Stay posted as we have some exciting projects coming out this week!