Monday, September 20, 2010

Pretzel Logic - Great Calif-Asia 2 pc. sectional

Pretzel Logic!!!

Really nice two piece sectional for all you vintage rattan fans. Late 40's / early 50's Calif-Asia refinished and reupholstered. Low dough priced at $495 for both pieces!! Come by and take a look @ Sherry's Yesterdaze 5207 N. Florida Ave. Tampa 33603

Also have a really nice Heywood Wakefield round cocktail and matching ends all together for your consideration.

Lots more mid-century in the store and more coming up soon! Know someone who has some Heywood Wakefield that needs a face lift or maybe you do? Shoot us an e-mail @ or join us on the blog! Comments are appreciated...

Friday, September 10, 2010

Magic?? No, Just a passion for bringing the abused back to glory...

Here are some of the once finest examples of American made furniture that we have had the pleasure to return to their previous condition, perhaps even better than original. It never ceases to amaze me the poor condition some of these pieces came to us in and (what where they thinking??) when they painted or "refinished" them.
Heywood Wakfield Ashcraft bar and stools painted in a thin brown paint

Restored and found a very happy new owner!

One of our clients table and chairs here in central Tampa. Classic wishbone table and dogbone chairs. They purchased abused but at least not desicrated like the bar and stools.

As shown on the first post. Finished in "champagne". Beautiful and ready for another 50-60 years of service.

Sarasota clients Khorinoor dresser and chest. Some heavy wear and tear that needed a facelift to match their great decor and other mid-century pieces in their home. Really nice pieces!!
Refinished in "champagne" and back at home. A perfect match for the rest of this great house...

Pair of 1504G step end tables. Someone when to a lot of trouble to almost ruin these table. One of the more petite tables and one of the best H/W designs in our humble opinion. Not the best pics but someone had restained a dark walnut (YUK!!)

Yes, if you have pieces that someone else has done something horrible to we can fix this. These are redone and for sale along with a matching round cocktail table (1508G) all in original "wheat" finish. Cocktail is currently on display @ Sherry's Yesterdaze. 5207 N. Florida Ave. Tpa 33603. Pricing is on a previous post.

Couple of M157A side chairs that someone thought would look "great" painted with a white speckled paint and reupholstered with a god awful gold and turquoise brocade fabric. I found these for a client that I had previously refinished a table and 4 chairs that need a couple of more to complete their set.

The refinish matched perfectly to the prior work, refinished in champagne and recovered in some of the customers "Hermann Miller" designed fabric. Another satisfied customer.

We have refinished a bunch more but this provides a good representation of what we can accomplish here at
 A Modern Line. Clients that we have done work for would be happy to provide references upon request so feel free to contact us either through this site or at and follow us on this blog for further updates of new offerings or other ventures into the world of Mid-Century modern. We will post more upcoming items for sale finished or unfinished in the near future..
Thanks for taking a look!!
A Modern Line

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

A preview of new offerings

Here's a few pieces we are currently offering for sale. Please e-mail for more information about dimensions, condition, or any other questions you might have.
From the top:
306G round revolving cocktail table and 2 - 308G matching step tables
(in champagne) sold as set only $1100
2 - 1504G step tables and matching 1508G round cocktail
(in wheat) sold as set only $850
60's orange Selig sofa great shape $600
20's/30's Heywood Wakefield wicker set $500

We have a lot more inventory that's currently in the works so keep checking back in. I will be posting some before and after pics later that showcase what we can do with your pieces that need work. Stay tuned!!

Monday, September 6, 2010

A Modern Line Heywood/Wakefield refinshing and other Mid-Century marvels

Thanks for stopping in and checking us out! A Modern Line is devoted to the restoration/ refinishing of Heywood Wakefield Modern furniture and other Mid-Century Modern pieces in the Tamps Bay area as well as providing an array of other mid century marvels in furniture and d├ęcor for your consideration. If you love furniture and accessories from the mid 1900’s you’ve come to the right place!

Our core business is refinishing/restoring Modern Line Heywood Wakefield furniture. The H/W company was in business many years beginning in 1826 and produced some of the best quality furniture manufactured in the U.S.. Modern Line furniture is made predominantly from solid northern yellow birch that was manufactured from the mid/late 40’s through the early 60’s. The company utilized period designers to create furniture that set the standard for what would become “modern” furniture for years to come. Although much of this furniture is now 50- 60 years old and has taken a toll from abuse over the years we can bring almost all pieces back to “new” condition. We can refinish most pieces in either of the most popular “Wheat” or “Champagne” finishes. These finishes match the original H/W finishes. Even if you have pieces that were originally finished in some of the other finishes that H/W offered or you think are “basket cases” that aren’t worth saving there is a good probability that they can be brought back to their original glory.

Our refinishing area is located in central Tampa area and arrangements can be made to pick up/drop off your pieces for a nominal charge. Arrangements for transportation for customers outside the Tampa Bay area can be negotiated as needed.

We also offer other midcentury furniture and accessories for sale. Please keep checking back in to see what we currently have in inventory. Some of the H/W pieces are not yet finished and you may buy as/is or select a finish that suits your needs.

We don’t currently offer online sales so if you see something that catches your interest please contact us and we can make arrangements for your purchase and delivery of your items.

We appreciate your interest. Please feel free to post on the site, follow us and please tell a friend! We appreciate your patronage!!

A Modern Line