Newly refinished Danish dining chair by Johannes Andersen for Moreddi of Denmark. The wood frame has been oiled, arm repaired, and the seat has been reupholstered. A great chair for a mismatched dining set or the person who needs to add one more to their existing collection. Could also be used as a desk chair or side chair. Sold.
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Monday, May 28, 2012
Yesterday I went to my local Portland weekly flea market. There were plenty of treasures to be found. I passed through the booths twice and found pieces on my second pass that I missed on the first time through.
After the flea market I went to a great estate sale.
Although I am always on the look-out for furniture I was very happy with these smalls.
I really liked this weaving loom shuttle. The mixture of wood & steel with a pop of color on the spindle makes it a great decorator item. For Sale $25
I picked up these 3 insulators for $5. The one on the right seems to sell for $30-$40.
For now it will go into my small collection.
My favorite find of the day was this Danish Savings Clock. It is a Danish piece that was brought to the U.S. rather than produced for export. All of the instructions are in Danish.
I have not yet put a price on it but I am sure it is worth at least $75 to a Danophile like myself.
The plaque reads "Danish Savings Company" " Savings Clock"
The instructions read:
1) Clock is for saving a Crown 2 times a week
2) Only undamaged crown pieces must be used and no other coins
3) Clock must be wound each day
4) Clock must be treated gently and not exposed to shock or humidity
5) The seal may only be broken by seiskabets aut incassator.
6) Regarding repair of the watch see the Statutes
Smaller typesetters tray. SOLD
This post is linked up at Her Library Adventures
Sunday, May 27, 2012
On friday I attended one of the most impressive mid century estate sales I have ever been to. The prices on most items were quite a bit higher than what I was able to pay so I came back on Sunday for the 50% off sale. Much to my surprise most of the items I was hoping for were still available! I scooped them all up for a price that made me very happy. I also had some great finds at the local flea market today too!
Set of 7 atomic highball glasses with caddy. For Sale $65.00
Tall aqua glass art vase. For Sale $24
Brass & Walnut Record Cart on Casters. For Sale$40
Vintage scissor sharpener for my wife.
Military green storage cabinet. I plan to refinish it by removing the exterior paint with a steel brush.
Saturday, May 26, 2012
This Thursday - Saturday I have been all over the Portland Metro Area. Some sale yielded great treasures, others did not produce a thing. Her is a round up of my findings.
My favorite find of this weekend is this Joahannes Andersen dining chair. It needs lots of work; upholstery, broken armrest, cleaning. SOLD
This contemporary teak loveseat and lounge chair have now been added to my list of projects. Hopefully they will be done in time for next weekend.
This pair of deco swivel club chairs were too cool to pass up. I am sure they will make a nice addition to a swanky home. Pair for Sale $200.
Classic Lane Coffee Table. SOLD.
Yoder Air Horns hanging display. For Sale at Antique Alley $25
The Price is Right!
Green & Gold Deco Port Decantor & Glasses. For Sale $30
Flexo Drafting Lamp. For Sale $75.
Brass & Teak Bullet Planter. SOLD
Thursday, May 24, 2012
Since the popularity of hoarder shows it seems that the term "hoarder" gets thrown around a little too loosely. Today I got invited to the estate of a legitimate hoarder. It was so bad that the cleaning crew was wearing masks! I waded through the waste and found these three diamonds in the rough. They need a lot of work but I think that they will definitely be worth it. It will cool to complete a whole living room set.
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Back in late March I found this mid century loveseat. I regularly find this style of lounge chair but I had never found this design in a two seater. It needed new cushions and new webbing but it had so much potential I just had to get it. Heather and I finally finished restoring it just in time for the Portland Flea.
As expected it sold very quickly!
As expected it sold very quickly!
This is the state I found it in with huge cushions covering its sleek modern frame
The chair had been re-webbed with clothes line! I replaced it with proper webbing.
Heather did a great job upholstering the new cushions.
This is exactly what I envisioned when I first found it.
The loveseat in our Portland Flea booth a few hours before being sold.
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Lately Heather and I have been inspired by the reclaimed wood tables made by Ariel Alasko of Brooklyn To West. For quite some time Heather has begged me to build a similar coffee table. I have always been afraid that if I tried to make one I would end up spending a lot of time on it and not be happy with the result. Finally I decided to give it my best shot and I am please with the result. Here is the story of the coffee table.
This is my rough sketch of design for the coffee table. All of the angles are 45 degrees. I knew that it would be fairly simple to make the cuts on my mitre saw.
For the wood I got reclaimed fence boards from the ReBuilding Center on N. Mississippi Ave.
Action Shot! (with gratuitous Dewalt product placement)
Here is a mock up of all 45 table top pieces after being cut
Then I sanded each piece. I sanded the end pieces with 220 and the middle pieces with 80 to give them a different texture.
Next I treated every other piece of wood with Minwax Natural stain to accentuate the wood grain.
Later I mounted all of the pieces to a salvaged counter top and added hairpin legs
While at the Portland Flea I took a minute to stage a few pictures of the coffee table
Sold for $325. Please inquire to have one custom made.