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$50 table + chairs

27 Jan

Can’t tell the quality/wood color of the table, or how original/danish/vintage it actually IS, but with the leaves it sure gets big! And for $50, that’s a deal! Not original chairs, little ikea cheapies for free with the table.

Craigslist: Moar couch potatoes – Carmichael

14 Oct


I like that this guy is just sitting outside sunbathing himself to be an even darker tint of brown. This couch isnt Midcentury (IKEA-yeah) but the originators def at one point in their careers drew a lot of inspiration from that time period. I remember my husband had this really awesome green couch from there and let me tell you that tweedish (?) lil’ guy really knocked my socks off. Ikea unfortunately does not sell it anymore. *sigh.
This couch is going for 290.00 in Carmichael.
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Git’r’done: Let’s Cut a Rug

7 Oct

We are happy to introduce a new section to the blog – GIT’R’DONE! This is a section for crafty –  or that whole tired phrase “D.I.Y.” – projects to enhance your home. We have loads of ideas and tricks to share with you all. Now, these are NOT mid-century specific. They are merely for us dwellers that love our spaces, and want to add a personal touch. All of our homes have so many different styles of art being displayed, and our own details – and that is where the style of the homeowner (or renter, as my case may be) really comes out. There is no reason to limit yourself to starburst and Shag art just because you love furniture of the era. It’s your space, own it.

For the first installment, here is a simple project that can add a unique flourish to your livin’ hole. I had purchased a cheap $50.00 white shaggy high-pile rug from Ikea (this one here), but was a little bored by the shape. Ever since I picked it up I wanted to customize it somehow. I took a very familiar shape as my inspiration – the unassuming and centuries old – paisley pattern.

To begin, I used a measuring tape to find the center of the edges, and creating a circle that touches each edge equally. Make sure if you’re doing this, that your rug will not fray at the edges as soon as you take a scissors to it.

Second, cut ’em out! Sharp sharp sharp scissors are a must. I underestimated the thickness of the rug, and ended up using a serrated knife to get through it all. I actually liked the serrated knife because it did not cut any of the carpet fibers, it just cut the underside. The scissor grabbed and cut everything in its path, and left a bit of my rug with a new short haircut, which looks a little weird.

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Reupholstery Dilemma: Eames Repro Footstool

8 Sep

I got this junked up footstool from my sister in San Francisco who used to have a chair to go with it but it was eaten by tiny dogs and ripped apart. I’m going to be reupholstering it but still haven’t decided on whether to cover it with durable fabric for nasty feet to be resting on, or nice decorative fabric where only butts go – as we are in desperate need of more seating.

Ikea has a lot of great fabric that I’ve been casually perusing and considering as a covering, but again I just don’t want people assuming they can put their old “barking dogs” on this sucker since it was originally intended for such a thing. This is a very real concern, I have a friend that comes over and loves putting his feet on our stuff. He removes his shoes, rubs his feet for awhile, removes the sock, then places the feet on our coffee table. ..Maybe I should just cover it with something durable and plain, it’ll attract feet to it instead of my coffee table. Oh well check out these tasty textiles anyway!

fabrics at Ikea

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