This morning, my mom called me from a yard sale in Alpharetta. She had found this super cute orange chair for only $20! She sent a photo text of it and asked if I thought it might work for us. I immediately told her it was perfect. And it is! The only drawback is that the foam inside is deteriorating, so it's really dusty. But for $20, we'll keep it until we can afford to get it reupholstered and filled with new foam. It shouldn't be that much on such a sweet little chair, and I'll have time to search for some perfect fabric. I'd like to stick with this dark orange color though. Maybe a boucle. Nubby and soft.
One of my other favorite thrift finds this week. Roxanne LOVES it. It's a Schyller Baby Grand, and they retail for around $130 or so. It's missing the sheet music and the little stickers for the keys, but it's in great shape, sounds amazing, and Roxanne loves it. I paid $35, which felt like a lot, but Roxanne's Grandma Lilly had sent a $25 check for us to pick something out for her, so I felt like this was perfect, and I could justify $10 of our money for it. In the background, you can see I was working on the table last night...
Here it is all sanded and ready to be cleaned. I realized during the sanding that some of the stains were just too dark to be sanded out, and that this table probably does have a veneer top. There's a fairly small issue with the veneer on one end, where it has warped/bubbled a little, but it's hard to notice now. I figure I'll just put a coffee table book over it and call it a day.
The dream chair, and the table after it's first coat of Danish Teak Oil. I followed the directions from the tutorial on working on vintage wood furniture on The Brick House. So helpful! I love that blog...
Here is the table as it is now! Three coats of teak oil... She was thirsty. I haven't waxed it yet, but I will tomorrow once the oil is completely dry. Already, it looks so much better, and the damage just gives it character.
Beautiful! I went ahead and cleaned and oiled the Danish chairs, too. The wood on these and the wood of the table are a very close match. Also, Murphy's Oil Soap might be my favorite smell ever.
I'm not sure if I'll keep these Danish chairs, but I feel like with the chair and the table, the room looks much more finished now. More like a real room.
View from the hall (yeah, I left in the mess). The vinyl seat chairs are going back down to the basement. I just had a headache from all the teak oil and didn't feel like doing it today... Oh, and the hutch has my pom poms I'm working on for Halloween decorations on top. I realize they look weird up there... I'm planning to arrange them better soon.
Jeepers, my photos are the worst lit EVER. Sorry.
Standing by the dining room table. Like I said, I'm not sure if I'll keep the rope chairs there. It's a little cramped. I just love how they look with the table, so I hate to take them out altogether. Suggestions on where to put them are welcome!