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DO NOT WANT: Reupholstered Eames-Style Lounge Chair aka THE HORROR

28 Sep


(Original Post) I found this a few days ago and SAVED the photo – thank god – because they reposted this ad without it. Gee, I wonder why. Maybe because of the barrage of angry e-mails cluttering up their inbox with the body of the e-mails simply stating “YOU BASTARD.”

The “upholstery” is either something that was scraped off a casino floor in the Flower Lounge or forcibly removed from an obese Hawaiian man’s closet. (What is he going to wear on Friday nights now!?) Please note – the matching pillow with pink fringe. To complete the transformation from one of the most iconic and well known styles of lounge chair in the world to “crazy aunt Irma needs to take a comfy sit-down after playing Gin Rummy while petting her ill-tempered rat terrier ‘Lizette’.”

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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