Inside Outside

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This was us in Bristol yesterday! Good times!

This week, along side popping over to Bristol for The Vintage Home Show (and finding a new home for our Egg chair in the process), we’ve been meeting some real life social media friends, taking on some new commissions and working on this piece of fabulousness!

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OK, it may not look totally fabulous now.  Yet.  In it’s current state.  BUT, it will look fab, once it’s been transformed into something like this:

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It’s a Parker Knoll 720, absolutely solid as a rock, with stylish wings and an insouciant lean to the backrest, and I’m stripping it down to the bare bones in order to rebuild it with those beautiful bones on show.

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This involves, obviously, removing all the nasty old coverings and picking out many, many, many staples.  Once all the old stuff is off, then the sanding begins – not just removing the brown varnish from the legs, but also smoothing down every bit of wood that will be exposed on the finished chair, giving the final piece a wonderfully tactile nature.  This is the stage I’m at the moment – next will come oiling the wood, then waxing it, then fresh upholstery, then the fun bit – top fabrics!

Wool! Stripes! Plaid!  Yay!
Wool! Stripes! Plaid! Yay!

Stay tuned for the finished result!

 

Have a great week vintage lovers,

H xx

 

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