Monday, November 28, 2011

Sculpture and Furniture (before)

It's amazing how badly people treat good furniture.

Near Reed College, this mid-century, beautiful walnut frame chair had been attacked pets and party animals alike. Dumped on the sidewalk, I could see it had once been a thing of beauty. Great lines.

Unfortunately I couldn't tell how comfortable it was because it was so dirty. I took a chance because I've wanted to try upholstering a chair with a carpet for years. I'd seen examples in the house porn magazines, phenomenally expensive.
Broken joints had been crucified with inept nailing. It needed work. A lot of work.


Theresa Cheek said...

Ooohh! I see so much potential though! So glad you rescued it and will bring it back into fashion.

Cindy Michaud said...

can't wait for the reveal....

Patrick Gracewood said...

Stay tuned.