Where is the time going?! It's almost Halloween! COVID time is weird.
The Mad About Modern home tour was last month! It looked a lot different this year - we went completely digital! We are on the MAM board that organizes the tour through the Charlotte Museum of History every year and are regular sponsors. We also staged one of the homes (Markway) for the 360 tour. Here are some pics from the day we staged. It looked fabulous!!
Here are a few of my favorite pieces to pass through the showroom recently. . .
SO things are looking different around here - and pretty much everywhere else right now. COVID-19 has rocked small businesses everywhere and we are so glad and thankful to still be operating!
Our new normal has been curbside / no-contact exchanges. Whether that is someone picking up a piece of inventory that they're purchasing, dropping off a restoration job, or picking one up - it's all going down outside. Nick and I are very grateful to our loyal customers / restoration clients for continuing to shop with us and their understanding our new [for now] policies (I try to make the situation as cute as possible with a little hand written thank you tag and a cheerful wave through the window lol.)
Right now is the perfect time to get that restoration job done - while you're spending more time at home. Make that home beautiful & a place for you to be able to enjoy & relax!
The same goes for buying that new piece of furniture that you've been wanting! If you see anything you would like to look at in person in our inventory we can arrange that for you with a no-contact meet-up.
I know things are weird right now but as my grandma says - This too shall pass.
Y'all stay positive, safe, and kind!
It is New Years Eve Eve! This year flew by for us - so much to be thankful for!
Our decor for Christmas - love doing simple green garland on the storefront. We had 2 aluminum trees in the showroom for about a week - one was for sale and didn't stick around long. We decorated our aluminum tree with plain glass balls - it looked so cool and simple.
These pieces are all available in the store now - click the inventory tab for details!
We have some smalls that are pretty cute - available on the accessories page for $25 and under.
$50 MIRRORS - accessories page for measurements & more mirrors!
I figured it was appropriate to share some of my favorites from this year (I know I missed a lot but in reality if I put all my favorites in this blog it would be way too long for anyone to enjoy)!
- Adrian Pearsall Sectional
- Walnut Sculptural Wood Wardrobe
- Paul McCobb Credenza
- Pair of Thonet Chairs
- Lane Acclaim Snack Table
- Jack Cartwright Credenza with Slate Top
- Walnut Slat Bench by Mel Smilow
- Teak Wardrobe with Brass Hardware
- Lucite and Wood Bar
- Iron and Wood Dining Set
-Floating Walnut Dresser
- Arthur Umanoff Bar Cart
- Walnut and Brass Credenza
- Adrian Pearsall Style Lounge with Eames Dot Fabric
- Paul McCobb Cabinet with Grass-cloth Doors
- Milo Baughman for Drexel Dresser
We hope everyone has a wonderful New Year! 2020 is going to be fab!
Hope everyone is having a great week so far!
I wanted to share a few pieces from the last little bit [some are still available & some are sold - check the inventory tab to see what's up]!
-store front with monstera
-plant and vintage glass display
-showroom ft. Nick & I
-new display for vintage rugs (made by us)
The showroom is always changing with pieces coming in and out! Some of my favorite shots from recently!
-newly refinished Jens Risom filing cabinet with new veneer on top
-the cutest little refinished wood frame lounge chair with fab fabric
-cube campaign chair and ottoman
-newly refinished wood frame lounge chair in the style of Adrian Pearsall with Maharam Dot Pattern fab
-accent chair in the style of Paul McCobb with gray corduroy fabric and newly refinished legs
-vegan leather Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin sofa
-walnut & rattan dresser
-Franklin Shockey 10 drawer chest
-walnut chest of drawers
-walnut beast of a dresser with black base
[all refinished by Nick]
-newly refinished walnut chest with amazing wood grain
-pair of refinished John Van Koert for Drexel nightstands
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We love seeing our pieces in their new homes! I want to share some of my favorites from recently and a few before & afters.
This teak wall unit is looking good in it's new home - the record storage was a huge draw for them! (pic 1 in our showroom & pic 2 in it's new home)
I loved this dining set so much! It is the ideal breakfast table - so simple and modern! Look at it being perfect in it's new home!
This walnut credenza didn't last long in our showroom! I didn't even have a chance to post it on social media before it was scooped up! Our customer is using it to store his bourbon and cigars. How cool does that look?!
When we first saw our customer's walnut and lucite coffee table base it had a huge crack in the top piece of walnut and was a darker brown. We refinished and repaired it and the grain really pops now! In it's new home with it's top and that rug - OOH WEE that looks good!
This is such a drastic before and after! It is one of my favorite client pieces we have done! It needed a ton of repairs - the panels of mahogany were separating completely on the sides. Nick fixed it right up and completely refinished it! Look at those legs!
This teak bar was so cool! Like a transformer!
HELLOOOO Pearsall! This chair is so amazing and we just happened to have this Dux ottoman that the walnut looked perfect together! They didn't stick around long - will be heading to their new home in Tennessee soon!
Before / After on Walnut floating chest
Before / After on Franklin Shockey dresser
From plaid to FAB! Our clients in NYC chose a really cool faux sherpa for this Pair of Wood Frame Lounge Chairs by Guy Rogers and it looked so good with the walnut frames! SWOON!
Hope y'all have a great week! We will have newly refinished inventory available later this week - be sure to check back or sign up for our weekly newsletter (click home page and scroll down to enter your email address)!
This year's Mad About Modern Home Tour is coming up on Sept. 28th! Make sure to buy your tickets before they sell out! Or if you want to be more involved - you can sign up to be a volunteer for the tour [you get a free ticket & a free t-shirt ] click here
Here is a little preview of the homes on the tour so far - more homes coming soon!
D R O O L I N G !
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1 3 2 0 L e v y W a y
1 4 1 2 C a v e n d i s h C o u r t
1 0 0 H e r m i t a g e R o a d
We have so much fun on the committee every year and hope to see you there! I will be sending out more info in our weekly newsletter (if you haven't signed up - click the home button above and scroll down to enter your email address. It's also a great idea to sign up if you want to have first dibs on newly refinished furniture)!
Click here to visit their website for tickets and more info https://www.madaboutmodern.com/
These are a few of the pieces we have worked on and have sold in the last few weeks! They were all refinished by Nick - and of course looked fabulous! The Jack Cartwright credenza's picture (2nd picture) was also styled by Nick - complete with Boba Fett. The Lane Acclaim "snack table" (3rd picture) was the cutest thing I have ever seen (and that Monstera is the most perfect plant I have ever owned)!
These are all pics of the showroom recently - it is always changing - pieces leaving and coming in constantly keeps it looking fresh!
The dresser and chest were both refinished with formica tops and looked great! Their lines are so simple and perfect - they went to different homes even though they matched but stand great on their own!
The acrylic coffee table is really cool - it's a little different than the pieces we normally get but I just loved it so much when we saw it (seriously if it fit in our living room it would be at the house)! It is still available so scoop it up!
THIS SLAT BENCH - completely solid and refinished! Y'ALL please look at these details. I am drooling! A slat bench is the perfect piece for an entry way or coffee table (just throw a tray on the top with some coasters and you are golden) - even at the end of your bed! Possibilities are endless!
This teak beast sold as soon as we listed it! Nick completely refinished it & it had a plinth base that has some damage so we cut it off and added new legs. It gave it a more modern look! The hardware on this thing was amazing!
Check out that before picture (#1) of this Hooker desk! It looks amazing after Nick refinished it!
This Eames Soft Pad chair is the most comfortable desk chair I have ever sat in. Seriously.
This walnut desk was painted when we found it! You never know what you will find under the paint! Look at that finished front on the desk YUM!
I hope you have a great 4th of July! We actually have a little sale going on right now - check it out (click inventory tab)!
This Lane Brutalist coffee table was really rough when we first got it! It was a really muddy brown color and had lots of scrapes and scratches. Nick completely refinished the whole table and it looks beautiful!
Look at these fantastic before and after pictures! This pair of maple Thonet chairs was in BAD shape - check out the grunge in those before pics! They really glow after Nick refinished them.
This credenza got new walnut veneer on it's top and a full refinish - Nick did amazing (as usual) matching the color of the new veneer with the old (it tends to color differently because of age).
THIS beautiful beast - those drawers! Paul McCobb for Calvin Furniture Irwin Collection - this baby is heading to NYC! When we found this piece it looked like someone attempted to refinish it at some point - there were a lot of burns in the veneer so we re-veneered the top, sides and doors. Show stopper!
I hope everyone has a great week!
I hope everyone is having a good week so far! It's Friday Jr. - you almost made it!
We are always moving pieces around in the showroom - pieces are constantly coming in and moving out so that keeps it looking fresh! I wanted to share a some pictures from recent re-arranges!
Last week we delivered this fully refinished Conant Ball dining set to it's beautiful modern home! I had to share these - their house was amazing & made for perfect pictures! The first picture is a before of one of the chairs. We went with a natural finish so it would pop with the dark concrete floor and the light wood. It was so beautiful - the customers loved it & we did too!
Happy April! We have been working on all sorts of good pieces - I wanted to share a few of my favorites from the past few weeks...
This sculptural walnut wardrobe was completely refinished and needed some repairs done to the legs and the door hinges. Luckily this baby comes apart for moving around - because it's huge. The wood grain and details on this piece after Nick was done with it were just outrageous!
This beautiful tension pole lamp was definitely a statement piece! And also huge.
Check out the Before (Black) & After on this stunner! Someone painted this scissor style wood lounge black at some point - I am really glad we got to bring it back to life. This chair is still available as of now - check out the inventory page for details (pricing includes strapping for seat and new cushions in your choice of in-store upholstery fabric)!
We love a good display cabinet! The black piece was lacquered with refinished wood details and is now in it's new home! LOVE!
The walnut display case is available as of now - check the inventory tab for details! They are such cool pieces to add height to a room and have a place to actually display your cool pieces (instead of stacking them in your kitchen cabinets where you never see them)!
THIS! We found this amazing sectional at a local estate sale and thought it was super cool! It wasn't until we picked it up and looked under that we found it was made by Craft Associates! EEK! We were super excited! It was very comfy and really one of those pieces that Nick and I tried to think how we could re-arrange our living area to fit - no such luck! We sold it as found (instead of reupholstering - which it will definitely need before being used) because it is such a large piece and will be the main focal point of whatever room it ends up in. This allows the buyer to choose upholstery fabric and work with the upholsterer directly.
We have lots of fabulous pieces coming soon! I hope you all have a great, productive week!