Weekend Show and Tell 8-14

14 Aug

After my exciting week ‘Glamping’, I have a backlog of loveliness for Show and Tell, including some beautiful refurbished furniture I am seeing out there.

Remodelista shared this wonderful new company that restores vintage furniture called CoMod. I covet their renovated Eames rocker (thought I want it in orange) and like the idea of buying a refurbished vintage one instead of the new ones from Modernica. What I would actually love is to find one myself and refurbish it for less than the $500 price tag.

I saw a chair very similar to this one below at the Mercer Island Thrift Store last week. (Maeve says it was nothing like this, but what does she know?) The cushions were horrific, but the wooden frame was lovely. I wish I had grabbed it, but then I think Brett worries his man cave will start to become my furniture-find storage place. This chair comes from Antikmodern, a British website featuring vintage restored pieces. This piece goes for £1195 (that’s almost $2000 for us Yanks.) The strap seating had been pulled out of the thrift store one and replaced with plywood and cushioning, though I don’t think it would have been too hard to replace.

From Etsy Finds, a style catalog inspired by the mid-century drool-worthy Mad Men, featuring clothing, accessories and furniture. Highball, anyone?

3 Mod Teal and Gold Shotglasses

Also from Remodelista, praise for the white globe pendant light that defines mid-century lighting. We have one in our laundry room (!) and want a few more around the house. The prices tags on these babies are steep, but I found this one at Ikea for $39.99.

MINUT Pendant lamp Diameter: 13 " Cord length: 5 ' 3 "  Diameter: 32 cm Cord length: 1.6 m

And finally, after much thought about what to do with the back deck, I found my inspiration. Check this before and after. The structure is almost identical to our home and I can see the dark trim in my mind. Someday.

Hart Wright Architects, Lafayette house, remodel

Hart Wright Architects, remodel, Lafayette house


One Response to “Weekend Show and Tell 8-14”

  1. Trish August 14, 2011 at 6:18 pm #

    Regarding the back porch, I CAN SEE IT! I CAN SEE IT! Ooooooo……nice!

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