Project of the week- ottoman

As found.

As found.

I just picked up a sweet little bamboo/rattan ottoman that needed a cushion.  This was the perfect project to use more of the cobalt ikat print!  The rocker looks great in it and has sold and is moving out later this week.  I set to work this morning to get a round box cushion made for this piece. The project went very smooth.  I decided what diameter I needed and added an inch for seam allowance.  Then I cut a 3” strip make the side, also accounting for the seam allowance.  I machine stitched the piece together leaving a large enough opening to insert the foam pieces i cut then wrapped with batting.  After all was inserted, I pinned and hand stitched the cushion closed.  It is now available in my Etsy shop! 

A comfy treat for your feet!  

A comfy treat for your feet!  

The cushion featured medium grade upholstery fabric in a bright cobalt blue ikat print. Perfect for bohemian and eclectic decors. 

The cushion featured medium grade upholstery fabric in a bright cobalt blue ikat print. Perfect for bohemian and eclectic decors. 

Just in! Gold Velvet Hollywood Regency settee. This great find is such a cute compact size.  There are some fabric issues but it is usable and structural condition is good. It has been cleaned and sanitized.  If you are looking to customize this it would make a great restoration and I would work up a full quote for the work and help you select and obtain your choice of fabrics.  Customizing is so much fun and you get a fine vintage piece made new in a color you want.  We work together to accomplish this then I ship/deliver a fully reworked piece.  Priced as is, reach out if you want me to get a price on the upholstery work!

The skirt can be removed. 👌

The skirt can be removed. 👌

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Also just in: mahogany accent or lamp table.  Beautiful piece in excellent condition.  Great for mission and arts/crafts style.  Will mix with mcm just fine. Very nicely made.  Age and maker are unknown. Wood is gorgeous.  High enough to hold a lamp next to your couch or a chair. 

Also just in: mahogany accent or lamp table.  Beautiful piece in excellent condition.  Great for mission and arts/crafts style.  Will mix with mcm just fine. Very nicely made.  Age and maker are unknown. Wood is gorgeous.  High enough to hold a lamp next to your couch or a chair. 

I have a few other ottomans that need restored so if you would like to pick your fabric reach out! 💕👌 

Sale continues at Fleetwood Antique Mall for students! Move in and come on over and save 20% with your college ID.  You’ll love what I have for you!  

14129 Kutztown Rd, Fleetwood, PA 19522 OPEN WED-SUN 10-6

14129 Kutztown Rd, Fleetwood, PA 19522 OPEN WED-SUN 10-6

Have a great week!!!  

Malissa

Weekend hustle. Pics of the new couch.

I had a great weekend starting off with picking up the pink velvet couch.  Wow is it stunning!  Wanted to share pics of it cleaned up and it is AVAILABLE.   Listing is up on ETSY and coming soon to Chairish.

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I so love the feather cushion!  This piece was restored in the not so distant past.  Everything is in amazing shape including the feather insert.  

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I won these French made pillows that I thought would be a perfect match! They also have down inserts.

After a cleaning and refreshing of the wood, these carvings really shine! This foot design is known as a lion paw or hairy paw. The shell motif was less common in American reproductions in the early part of the 20th Century.  I found no clues on it’s maker and most pieces from this era are not as elaborate as this piece.  The upholstery redo is fantastic work.

After a cleaning and refreshing of the wood, these carvings really shine! This foot design is known as a lion paw or hairy paw. The shell motif was less common in American reproductions in the early part of the 20th Century.  I found no clues on it’s maker and most pieces from this era are not as elaborate as this piece.  The upholstery redo is fantastic work.

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The left side eagle has been repaired and failed so I will be tending to that. Otherwise, only issues are some light stains on the fabric which are pretty minor.

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Pieces this great really do not turn up that often and I will say after extensively searching for another, there are some damn boring Chippendale reproductions out there!!!! The carvings not only make this piece, the shape does.  As you can see the camel hump is less pronounced and the flared ends really create a nice almost exotic look.  Not every Chippendale is the same and this one has everything going for it.  The pink velvet makes it very pertinent to today’s hot colors and textures and it will be timeless while adding class and elegance to your space.  Whether you have a Victorian home or a craftsman style bungalow, this piece will fit in with your eclectic look.  

Please note if you are local to me, reach out for a cash price if you buy direct!!!

Next up, source to order fun.  

I always am hunting for pieces for clients and sometimes it takes longer than others.  I found one long dresser last year and placed it with the first person on my list.  I also had another waiting and this weekend I found a beauty!  

Beautiful walnut veneer 9 drawer chest reminiscent of the Broyhill Sculptra line but unmarked and still unidentified.  Recessed pulls on center drawers and beautiful gold and black filigree pulls on the ends.   

Beautiful walnut veneer 9 drawer chest reminiscent of the Broyhill Sculptra line but unmarked and still unidentified.  Recessed pulls on center drawers and beautiful gold and black filigree pulls on the ends.   

I brought it home and cleaned it up while reporting to my client details on condition and concerns.  There was only one area with some veneer chipping so we discussed that and made a plan.  I did some work blending in the area and it really helped. Delivered 24 hours later! If you are searching for a special piece, reach out with details and I will try to help you find it! 

Adding some stain to darken the area and then adding a clear coat to protect and seal helped this area blend in.  

Adding some stain to darken the area and then adding a clear coat to protect and seal helped this area blend in.  

After the touch up and not so much attention is drawn to the area.   

After the touch up and not so much attention is drawn to the area.   

I was thrilled to visit my friends and clients who had me restore a pair of Heywood Wakefield dining chairs for them a few years ago.  It’s always great to visit my babies!  Plus I got to meet their adorable pups, Elvis and Audrey! So happy I could hook them up with this dreamy piece! 

The orange convertible couch is getting picked up tonight and heading to Delaware.  Things are on the move!  My etsy store will remain 10% off through the end of the month and they will be advertising sales etsywide.  

 

 

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A reminder that I am heading to New England next month.  If you are searching for a larger item and can meet me in Nashua area with a side trip to Rye on the coast or Rhode Island....message me now! I am delivering a 2 pc set so as long as I can fit your item in my car, I can save you shipping!   

Thanks for reading!!!!  Have a great week! 

XO Malissa