Sneak Peek: Reupholstered Dining Set

Totally slacking on posting photos of the new space. I have this unrealistic hope that it’ll all come together at once (and quickly). So far it isn’t happening that way!

Here’s a little sneak peek of a close-to-finished nook. I love
Jackie’s growing collection of botanical illustrations mounted on newsprint. Also, take note of the crown molding! We’re growing up!

The dining set was a labor of love. We polished the wood, saved the original labels, and recovered the retro orange seats. I’m not sure if the original seats got itchier with time or if these things were always itchy, but lets just say that they weren’t the most comfortable. Not to mention the vintage smell and mysterious stains. It was a huge pain to remove all of the staples (apparently the Swedes love their staples!) and we had to work with a weird latex foam seat that was glued to the wood base. Once we got that out of the way, we covered the seats in a new fabric that was found in the Fashion District in downtown LA. I’ve been hoarding this
amazing cut of Indonesian textile for almost a year and a half and
I’m so pleased to see it go somewhere in plain view all the time!
I love the vibrant colors and the tribal pattern. Best of all,
it’s super soft and durable.

On to the next project!


Table: Craigslisted off of a really sweet couple in Westchester. The husband found this beauty in a Goodwill and he restored it with Howard’s Feed & Wax. We lucked out when it ended up being too large for their new apartment!

Chairs: Found at the legendary Pasadena Rosebowl Flea Market after scouring through dozens of over-priced mid-century dining sets! We got a deal when I noticed that some of the caning was damaged…doesn’t bother us, but got us a nice fat discount. We can always restore the caning when we are feeling rich. Or not!


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