First up, we recently acquired a super nice Drezel "Parallel" suite credenza in nearly pristine condition! I already made space for this on our floor as it was too nice to make it wait "in the wings". This is a a very high quaility piece with lots of solid walnut. Date stamped from 1960, this looks great alongside the remaining Kent Coffey dining table and chairs we have in house! Sorry, if you were lusting after the K/C china and server, they have already gone to a happy new home!
If your looking for something under that big flat screen hanging on your wall, you need look no farther!
Now for the conclusion to the 50's Atomic set that I've been struggling with for the last two plus weeks. And I will ask you my readers to give me your unabashed feedback on whether or not this was a good idea! Please try and keep your comments civil! I do moderate comments but love constructive feedback!
It's true, I have little love for blond 50's veneered furniture as mentioned in my last post. Anyone who follows along also knows I do have a passion for real birch Heywood Wakefield from the same period. Totally different animals and totally different rework! Here's what I did to the once 'blonde/cream atomic pieces I picked up and the results.
I'll get some better picks once they make it to the store and are placed properly, but this should give you a pretty good idea that these have had a rather major change of look. Although certainly not perfect, I think these pieces are destined to go to a happy new owner soon. They should give someone another 30-40 years of service.
I tried to make sure the original atomic lines still popped and all in all, despite the effort involved, I'm still reasonably happy with the overall results. Not likely to be on my 'to do' list for anything like this project anytime in the near future!
Feel free to chime in with your take and any questions on how this was actually done.
As always, thanks for following along...
For those that my have missed the last post, here's how these looked on arrival...