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Quick Lighted Fiberglass End Table Refresh

Mel and I purchased this piece a while back. When we purchased it, we knew we wanted to liven it up by changing its color.

I am not sure if this is a Frankenstein creation or if it is actually made by someone notable. There are no maker marks and I couldn’t find any info online.

It came apart very easily and painted even easier. I love the yellow and it really adds a nice pop of color.

I love the way it looks with everything. I might see if I can find a green or blue lightbulb to really shake things up!

I think colored transparent glass might look better on here than this sort of glass. I think that kind of glass would add more drama to the lighting.

On to the next project!

Vintage Chromcraft Couch, Chair & Ottoman

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We are excited to announce the completion of our Chromcraft set. Bill and John from B&T Upholstery did a fantastic job and we couldn’t be happier. Here are a couple of earlier posts where I wrote about this sets transformation (update 1update 2).

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We were a little nervous about our fabric choice but now that the set is finished we really dig it.

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The accessories look soo good with this set.

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John did a fantastic job keeping the pattern lined up.

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Even the Witco’s look great with it!

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Of course you need more decorative glass.

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I am surprised how comfortable these are. Bill used heavy duty foam to give the cushions more durability.

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This will be a great area to hang out in and watch TV. I love decorating in a different style and era than I am accustom to.

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I really dig the blue/green color combo of the lamps.

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I am almost 6ft tall and I can actually lay down on this couch and fit!

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On to the next post!

Vintage Chromcraft Upholstery Almost Done!!!

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Though the upholstery does not look too bad here, it had numerous wear spots and stains.

We blogged about a really stellar Chromcraft set on our other blog Hepcat Restorations a while back. Our upholsterer Bill from B&T Upholstery sent us a few text photos of how the Chromcraft set is turning out, so I thought we would pass them along…

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Mel and I spent a lot of time looking for what we felt was the right fabric and this is what we found.

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Here you can see John recovering the cushion base for the couch. Both John and Bill are perfectionists.

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John seen here verifying it turned out all right.

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One of the concerns Bill had was that our upholstery fabric did not have enough stretch for the corners of the back rest. He ended up having to sew in inserts to make the bend, but with the busyness of the fabric pattern it blends well.

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Here is the last photo showing the cushions that still need to be recovered. We hope to have the set soon and will post a follow up as soon as we do.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our Alameda Point Antiques Faire Finds

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Mel and I were up at 2:30am this morning getting ready and driving to the largest antiques show in Northern California. We love Alameda because of the size of the faire and the scenic views. You can see the heart of S.F. from almost any point around the faire.  The weather was great today, and added to the enjoyment of the day.

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Here are the fruits of our labor!

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This Craig radio and speakers is really cool. If you look closely, you can see orange plastic behind the speakers and radio. I love the accent of that against the dark wood. We also managed to find the really cool hourglass.

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This super mod plastic clock and calendar was produced by Burwood. We love it’s functionality!

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Here we have an assortment of Murano, Blenko and other cool glass pieces.

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This is a real gem! This will look great with the rest of our space age decor! We love this phone.

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This “Janga” looking piece is a table top puzzle piece from the 70’s.

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These jacks are huge. They are made of resin, thank god because if they were metal I am not sure I could lift them! We purchased these courtesy of FandFVintage.

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Totally Panton Era mirrors! Thanks Tom and Vern!

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Large vintage Kimball bullet planter

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Large abstract geometric lucite sculpture by Van Teal circa 1970’s.

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This interesting piece is also from FandFVintage and will be used as a planter.

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This is a vintage red pod chair. We are unable to find anything about the maker of this piece. I have a yellow chair that will go with this that I cannot substantiate either. If anybody knows the maker, we’d be interested in knowing.

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