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!
This Z Chair designed by Poul Jensen for Selig deserves it's own post! There have been a lot of reproductions of this beauty but none compare. As soon as we found it we called one of our clients that we have worked with on many other pieces. He was looking for one of these for years - so glad we were able to find and restore this one for him!
These are before pictures. It needed it's joints tightened, a full refinish, new straps, and new cushions.
Oh hey! Talk about a glow-up! Nick oiled the teak wood - as it would have been originally. I love the fabric that our client chose - it gave you that vintage vibe while remaining current and modern.
We made a special delivery to our client because he just happens to live right around the corner from the showroom. He was so excited! He moved the room around so it had the perfect spot (as it should)! It makes us so happy to see our people happy!
Hope y'all have a great week - I think it's supposed to rain a lot (ew). Think sunshine-y thoughts - this ain't Seattle!
We hope 2019 is being good to y'all so far! January was a mixture of me being glued to the sofa trying to fight off an awful cold - and running around like a chicken with my head cut off trying to catch up (from being sick)!
I wanted to share a few of our favorite pieces / transformations from the last few months!
This Drexel Today's Living bedroom set Designed by Milo Baughman was amazing! We usually price things separately (you never know what our people need) - so we didn't know if this set would stay together. Luckily this one did!
I snapped a few pictures of our white glove shipper's impressive wrapping skills! They both just happened to be going west! The Broyhill table went to Oakland, CA and the teak bookcase went to El Cerrito, CA!
BEFORE & AFTER Fos Magic - I love these!
On the Paul McCobb desk - someone started to refinish it and realized they needed some help. I'm glad our client called us! We were so happy to bring it back to life.
The Lane Acclaim table had a big water ring on it. Our client put a flower pot on top of it and didn't realize the water was getting to the table top. You would never know now!
This bed was so beautiful after NIck refinished it. The color was just perfect and look at the light reflecting off the finish! YUM!
BEFORE & AFTER on this Kent Coffey chest is impressive! The veneer detail on the front of the drawers is so good! Look at that difference!
BEFORE & AFTER - We delivered this desk this morning! It was an amazing transformation! The grain was so much more prominent after the refinish and we cleaned up the original brass hardware. Our client saved it from an old mill that was closing. He had been looking for a desk this size (huge) for a while that had a walnut top. You can find similar desks pretty easily but they often have a formica top. Good find - good save!
I hope you have a great rest of your week! Tomorrow is hump day - you're half way there ;) !
Exciting new things happening over here! Of course our main focus is (and will continue to be) beautifully refinished mid century furniture - but we are adding a few smaller things to the mix . . .
PLANTS! We have always had them in the showroom to add life and color to inventory pictures. But we wanted to add some to the showroom that are for sale! We have quite a few of these Cacti and Succulents in vintage glassware (I KNOW - SO CUTE) that are available for you to take home. They are really easy to take care of and have already been planted for you so no need to even buy dirt or a planter!
We will also have a few mounted Staghorn Ferns! These plants are so cool and allow you to hang a live plant on your wall. HELLO! YES! We will be able to give you care instructions and everything for them when you come in to get your new friend.
More lighting! We have found lots of new (old) lamps! Cool lighting in a home really adds so much to your decor and mid century lighting gets pretty funky - we are always up for a funky lamp. Good conversation pieces, ya know?!
Hanging/mounted lights! These were all found on a recent picking trip and we are obsessed! The colorful one looks like rock candy up close (SO COOL)! We have a pair of the "eyeball" style on the end. They will all need to be rewired because 1- the wires are cut ... 2 - safety because 70 year old wiring is probably not a great idea.
Custom paintings! If you are looking for a custom size / custom colors let us know! I would love to paint a custom piece for you. The first picture is a pair that I painted for a customer and we put a really thin gold wood frame around them. They were perfect!
Custom yarn art! If you need a custom size / custom dye color I am totally down for that! I would love to help you!
We have a few pieces in store - some skateboards, canvases, and yarn art - that are available, too!
Vintage rugs! We have so many beautiful colors and sizes - they add a lot to a room and the fact that they are hand-woven blows my mind! I am working on a new way to display them in our store now and a better way to post them for everyone to see online! Stay tuned. . .
Our showroom is always changing! We are working on new ways to display the "smalls" / plants that we are adding and picking new (old) furniture! Look at those shelves just waiting for treasure & that full trailer load! Be sure to let us know if there are pieces you are looking for - we have a wish list with specifics so we can let you know when we come across them! Come see us Sat 10-3 - we will have beautiful new inventory for you to see!
Recapping the 2018 Mad About Modern Home Tour - Sept 29th, 2018!
I realize it has been a minute. Let's call this a #throwbackthursday post!
We are on the committee that organizes the tour so that is always fun to see it all come together! We also had furniture in a few houses and staged some of our pieces in one of the homes. [Many hats!]
1 - A Y S C O U G H R O A D
2 - C A R M E L A C R E S D R I V E
3 - C L O I S T E R D R I V E
4 - L A N D A R C R V
5 - P E L H A M L A N E
6 - P E N D L E T O N A V E N U E
7 - S H A R O N H I L L S R O A D
8 - V A L E N C I A T E R R A C E
These pictures are all from the Valenica Terrace house - they have pieces sprinkled throughout their house from us (their platform bed & dresser in the master bedroom are both teak with black details on them. Love how the black makes the refinished teak POP! The Broyhill credenza, Lane Boomerang coffee table, and Eames Style chair & ottoman - also some pieces in their dining room that aren't pictured)! This couple has great style ;) They actually stayed at their house during the tour and answered questions about their remodel and details in their home - I think people really enjoyed that!
Pic 1 - the inside of the Land Arc was really cool with light wood & black accents. Jennifer Felts at Habitude Interiors styled the inside and it looked fab! I wish I was able to get more pictures but there were so many people inside trying to take a look around.
The other 3 pictures are from the Sharon Hills house. We worked with Nicole at Bella Abode Design to stage pieces in this house and it looked awesome! The home owner actually ended up buying all of the pieces that Nick & I staged for him. BONUS!
We really had such a great time planning, preparing, and getting pieces ready for the tour homes! Such a busy time - we literally sold everything and had to kind of start from scratch with our inventory (just in case you checked our site and saw that everything said SOLD - we weren't slacking - just had to have a minute to catch up)! Nick and I are so thankful for all of our clients! We are always working to bring you new (old) refinished pieces - stay tuned for more greatness!
FIRST! Let us admire this beautiful Mid Century Modern home!
This lovely abode now houses these newly refinished & upholstered clam chairs. . .
Take a look at these before pictures! Our clients found them at a local antique mall and brought them to us for some love.
SIDE NOTE - Whoever upholstered these before we got ahold of them needs to take SEVERAL seats. The foam, fabric, and welt were all wrapped around and stapled to the wood shell (GAHHHLEEE put the stapler down). So Nick had his work cut out for him to save these bad boys.
A F T E R A L O T O F L O V E . . .
While tearing them down we actually found the original tags (had been covered with black bottom) so that was super cool! The frames were fully taken apart for repair and refinish! Our clients chose a really cool fabric for them - (I LOVE when clients take a chance on fun patterns & colors)!
The finished product looked so fantastic - doesn't it just make you happy that these chairs got new life?!
While we were there at their house I had to snap some pictures of these Kofod Larsen chairs - Nick refinished these before Fos Restoration Co. was even a thought! Looking beautiful years later (that's quality y'all ;) )
Let us know if you need help with anything you've found at a local antique shop - we would love to help you give your pieces new life!
Hey y'all! Hope you're doing well & stocking up on water if you're in Hurricane Florence's path EEK!
Take a look at all sorts of good stuff that we have been working on. . .
Such a great transformation on this walnut desk! It belonged to our client's grandpa & definitely needed some love! Look at that yummy honey color after Nick was done with it!
Before & After on this pair of nightstands!
This teak dining table was such a beauty! It was completely refinished (sanded in pic 1). I love the way the base came together without the leaves!
This nightstand was refinished to match a headboard that was also purchased from us in their bedroom! It turned out so great! (The before picture is a little dark - it was a blonde-ish gross color)
This Bassett chest was so charming! I love the pattern on the top drawer!
I have made a few new fiber art pieces that are hanging in the store - fun additions to art in any home!
Jack Cartwright for Founders nightstands are beautiful! Completely refinished with slate tops - these are really cool because they have a small top drawer inside the doors!
Broyhill Forward 70 Dresser & Jack Cartwright for Founders Furniture Gentleman's Chest
Sanded & finished Lane Acclaim side table
Set of 4 Danish Teak dining chairs - newly refinished with original upholstery!
Come see us on a Sat 10-3 or make an appointment with me during the week!
I hope everyone is having a fantastic week so far! Look what we've been doing...
This danish teak chest of drawers looked a little underwhelming before we got a'hold of it. It had a plinth base & you could hardly see the wood grain. It got a full refinish, update to original handles, plinth base chopped off (plinth bases work on some pieces - this was not one of those pieces) & added new legs! The black and teak contrast is so good - love this look!
This danish teak queen platform bed was completely refinished and is so beautiful! Lots of storage - the nightstands have drawers & there is a huge drawer at the end under the slats (where the mattress goes). We will be delivering the bed to it's new home soon and I will be sure to take pics to share!
#1 is a progress pic - all of the finish is sanded off!
This matching dresser and chest are so pretty! THE GRAIN Y'ALL... Both are going to their new homes this week (together yay)!
HEY GOOD LOOKIN'! This walnut and chrome credenza is traveling all the way to Indiana to it's new home!
The perfect reading chair - Combi Star Lounge Chair by Arnt Lande - our client picked their fabric and they chose very, very well! Look at that teak wood / fabric combo! The little lever on the side allows you to lean back and lock yourself into place for perfect lounging.
Love a good bar cart - we had 2 recently with different looks. One was brass with tortoise glass & the other teak with black shelves.
(pic #4 showroom)
CHECK THIS OUT! This custom home belongs to some of our favorite customers - they have such great taste (as you can see from their amazing new Mid Century Modern inspired home)!
This space in their home now houses a beautiful Broyhill Scupltra Credenza - one of the roughest pieces we have tackled. Pic #2 - BEFORE restoration - look at that thing! WHAT HAPPENED? It was painted white (I am assuming while someone was painting a room since it was obviously done with a roller and wall paint... NICE), missing corners of drawers, chunks (in other words - it appeared to have been dragged down the road behind a car +). We refinished the top & legs and repaired / lacquered the casing white again because they wanted a contrast to their wood accent wall. It looks STUNNING!
Just a few more shots from their amazing home! They have just moved in and are getting pieces situated - but with just the furniture it already looks amazing! We love seeing pieces from our store / pieces we have refinished bring spaces together!
Hope you all have a good weekend!
I'd like to share a few of our favorite projects from the last month or so . . .
This set of 6 danish teak chairs was refinished to match our client's rosewood dining table. They were so stunning!
The first picture is a before of a side & captain chair - they were kinda rough. Luckily our client had good reason to trust us! Nick refinished her rosewood table 3-ish years ago so she knew the magic he could work!
The other 3 pics are the chairs in their new home! The fabric she picked for her seats looks so good with the wood and her walls!
Jens Risom Credenza
Jen Risom Credenza (available for sale - click here for details)
The showroom has been full of some really cool stuff recently! We are always working to find more pieces to restore! Lots more to come!
OH and just in case you need a cool place to go eat / have a cocktail -
We recently visited Hello Sailor in Cornelius and we were not disappointed! The decor is ON POINT y'all! Total Mid Century Modern theme - even down to the dishes. The food was delicious, drinks were fantastic, and it's right on Lake Norman so you have a great view! Treat yo self!