rough vintage

May 29, 2013

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Early Pair of vintage rosewood lounge chairs & ottomans arrived in used worn and torn condition. Used every day for over 40 years. Ready for the next 40.Image

borsani restoration

May 29, 2013

Imaging bright white vinyl, not even leather….why?

That’s how this set arrived

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We left the patinated steel work alone and upholstered in a gorgeous Rose Tarlow leather.

Elegant and industrial

hiebert barstool restoration

May 29, 2013

Designed and manufactured off Crenshaw Blvd. Torrance California in the 70’s.

These three had definitely seen a few parties. 

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“High ball scotch on rocks anyone”?

hopper project

May 29, 2013

It was decided by the lady owner that after over 40 years of having a dark grey chair in her living room that the time had arrived to liven it up.
I think she hit the nail on the head to say the least.
Maharam hallingdal fabric is the perfect choice for this vintage ‘as-is’ look.
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katrina selig restoration

May 29, 2013

Over the years we have restored a few dozen of the PlyCraft chairs but this one in particular has a cool story behind it.
A young lady delivered just the lounge chair to the shop and told us that it was her fathers and was one of the few things that he had managed to save after Katrina.
The chair was absolutely thrashed and the ottoman was gone.
A matching ottoman was found before we under took the complete restoration, thereafter we completely went to town.
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When our client came to pick up the lounge & ottoman her face was a picture to say the least, just a few tears.

Mad Lacquer Beds

May 28, 2013

A few weeks ago we were asked if we could upholster & refinish a couple of beds.
The answer was yes and the rest is history.
I don’t think you’ll find these at Restoration Hardware.
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George Barn Find

May 24, 2013

A day away from landfill.
Couldn’t believe my luck when i noticed this beautiful unit.
It had been used to keep gardening tools, flower pots and rat poison for decades.
No 1st-Dibs for this one.
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Platner Arm Restoration

May 24, 2013

Straight forward restoration:
Fiberglass shells stripped, repaired

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Re-foamed finished with Knoll fabric.

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Looks great on slate