We set up an exhibit at The Charlotte Museum of History this year to kickoff the Mad About Modern Home Tour!
We took most of the pieces to the museum before Baby Fos got here and went back to set up the week of the event - Mila helped (slept in her stroller). The exhibit featured an Eames Lounge Chair, 2 Herman Miller Fiberglass Shell Chairs, a Milo Baughman Recliner and Ottoman for Thayer Coggin, Lane Acclaim Step Side Tables, pair of Adrian Pearsall #916-CC Lounge Chair for Craft Associates, an Arthur Umanoff Wood and Iron Bench, a Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin Desk Chair, Homecrest Lounge Patio Chair, Aluminum Group Desk Chair for Herman Miller Designed by Charles and Ray Eames, Burke Fiberglass Side Chair, and a Walnut Midcentury Modern Arm Chair in style of T.H. Robsjohn- Gibbings.
Each of the pieces had signs on them that told what it was, who it was designed by, stage of restoration the piece was in and what we would do to complete the restoration here at Fos Restoration.
"Like a lot of the homes that you see on the Mad About Modern home tour, when we restore furniture at Fos Restoration Co, pieces are 'torn down to the studs' and rebuilt.
We wanted to showcase the innards of the furniture so that you can see the guts - the interior construction - of chairs and pieces that you usually can't see hidden under pretty fabric. When you peel back the layers, you expose how these revolutionary pieces are assembled.
Even if the exterior is in rough shape, the bones of midcentury modern furniture almost always have more life left in them and we can restore the chair or table so it can be used for another 70 or 140 years. Preserving this furniture not only adds to the style of our homes, but it helps interrupt the cycle of consumption, lessens our impact on forests, and encourages preservation of our all our surroundings."
These are a few of the fabulous homes featured on the tour! The Mad About Modern Home Tour is live now! The virtual guidebook including gorgeous photography and 360-degree virtual tours is available now through October 22! Get your tickets at www.madaboutmodern.com.
Hey y'all! Here's a fun little photo dump from the past few months . . .
1 - I am still in love with this walnut table with folding chairs - the set went to a local home!
2 - This walnut desk went to it's new home in SC - can't wait to get pics of it in their beautiful space!
3 - OOH that wall unit was a stunner & those red Luna chairs were so comfortable! The wall unit is in a local home & the chairs went to Texas.
4 - Knoll credenza is actually still in the showroom but has been sold & will be heading to it's new (local) home soon!
The showroom is ever changing! Some of these pieces are still available - remember to check our inventory tab for current pieces. If you aren't already signed up for our weekly newsletter be sure to sign up - it is the best way to see new furniture as it comes in!
1 - showroom shot
2 - Chairs all wrapped & heading to Texas with a white glove shipper!
3 - This desk is in it's new home - such cool lines on this piece!
4 - We are growing. . . and so excited!
I LOVE seeing pieces that we have restored in your homes! Some of these were brought to us to refinish and some were purchased from our inventory. If you have a piece from us / that we have refinished for you, please email me a picture :)
Thank you so much for supporting our small business - we really appreciate you!
Hey y'all! We have been busy over here at Fos Restoration Co. - here are some of our favorite pieces that we have restored for our inventory in the past few months.
We have new merch! Assorted colors and sizes screen printed by a local company, MadPark Designs. They are $20 each (we can also ship for $5 each)! Let us know if you want one and we will put your name on it!
In other news - Nick and I are adding a new member to the team! Baby Fos is due in September!
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Hello! We hope you all had a great Thanksgiving!
I started decorating for Christmas last weekend! I love this time of year so much. (HOW CUTE is that inflatable Christmas Cactus?!)
The showroom is always changing from week to week - it will look completely different this weekend with all the new pieces we have been working on!
LOVE a good walnut storage piece!
Hope you have a good weekend! Come by and see us if you have time - we're open 10am-3pm on Sat!
I wanted to share some showroom pics from the last few weeks! It is always changing . . .
(We bring our boys, Chauncey and Hank, to help rearrange sometimes. Everyone loves a good puppy pic!)
Some of these pieces have sold and some are still available - click here to see current inventory!
We will be open this Sat 10am-3pm! Come by to see us & our new inventory!
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)!