Before & After: Gondola Sofa

Recently we bought a gondola sofa.  It had promise but I really didn't like the armrests or the legs.  I disassembled the sofa and made custom armrest that I liked a lot better.  I also switched out the round legs for tapered legs that I had in stock.  It is now available for sale at Hawthorne Vintage.

2 New Things

This week we have added two new pieces to our spaces at Hawthorne Vintage.  I hope you like them.

Eames style lounge chair and ottoman refinished and reupholstered in Pendleton wool.
Here is a picture of it as found.

I also refinished this Heywood Wakefield highboy dresser

Portland Flea // 3/15/15

Today is Portland Flea 11am-4pm at Union Pine.  We will be having a huge sale on some great pieces!

Before & After: Womb Chair

A few weeks ago I was lucky enough to find and early 1960s Womb chair by Eero Saarinen for Knoll.  It had been reupholstered in a hideous pink fabric and all of the foam and cushions were dehydrated.

When we peeled back the pink fabric we found that the original Knoll fabric was underneath.

 The original foam was dehydrated and had to be scraped and sanded off of the fiberglass shell.

 We then recovered the fiberglass shell with brand new foam.

Heather reupholstered it in a modern steel grey fabric.

It is now finished and available for purchase at Hawthorne Vintage and online

New Stuff

This week we finished a few projects and rearranged our spaces at Hawthorne Vintage.  Our new pieces include the coffee table, nesting tables, and Danish teak case sofa.

 The Danish sofa came out as beautifully as we had hoped.  It will make a wonderful addition to someones home.

Our second space at Hawthorne Vintage is looking lovely as well

Last but not least we just listed some wonderful plates for auction on eBay.  They are by Ohio artist and author Polly Rothenberg.  Each enamelware plate is enamel over copper.  We have started the auction at just $9.99 per plate.

 Click to see the listing for this plate.

  Click to see the listing for this plate.

New Arrivals: Hawthorne Vintage

This week we prepare 3 new offerings just in time for the weekend.  They are each for sale at Hawthorne Vintage.

 Set of 4 Series 7 Danish teak dining chairs by Arne Jacobsen for Fritz Hansen.

Kontour Lounge chair by Alf Svensson for Dux paired with an ottoman by Westnofa.  Sold

Danish style lounge chair with new cushions and webbing.

Estate Finds

Recently I received an email from a reader of this blog about helping to clear her family's estate.  I was glad to help.  It held many wonderful pieces.  Everything that I purchased need refinishing and upholstery but its work that we are happy to do.  Each upholstered piece pictured is now available for custom upholstery.  To inquire send an email to 

 Swedish lounge chair and ottoman by Folk Ohlsson for DUX

 Swedish Pernilla chaise lounge by Bruno Mathsson for Karl Mathsson.

 Danish teak Series 7 dining chairs by Arne Jacobsen for Fritz Hansen.

Norwegian reclining lounge chair and otttoman by Westnofa

 Danish teak case sofa by Komfort.

 Danish style beech lounge chair.  Now available at Hawthorne Vintage with grey cushions.

I also bought a small collection of sculptures, pottery, and enamel plates.

Weekend Round Up

After spending the last week in Palm Springs for Modernism Week we rushed home to finish a couple projects in time for the Sunday Emporium at Rejuvenation.  Both of the pieces that we finished were a big hit and sold immediately.

 Our first project was a recliner by Milo Baughman for James Inc.

 The second was an Eames style lounge chair and ottoman in Pendleton wool.

I also found a couple wonderful pieces this weekend.
 Swedish Kontour chair by Alf Svensson for Dux.  Sold

Almost a year ago I found a set of 4 stools by Adrian Pearsall for Craft Associates.  The stools were a great find but I was missing the matching coffee table.  Finally I found the missing table along with 4 more stools in original fabric.

Here's What We've Been Up To

Lately we have been to busy working to post what we are doing.  We are about to head down to Modernism Week in Palm Springs so I thought I would post a quick update before we went on our trip.

I bought one of these and it looked like this.
 Then we reupholstered it and now it looks like this.  Then we sold it.

 Then I got two of these.
We reupholstered one of them and now it looks like this.

When I found this one it was brown.
Now it is yellow.

I also found this too.  It is going to go in our living room.

This is the chair that was in our living room.  Now that it is being replaced it is for sale.