Sunday, October 16, 2011

Lots of fun MCM and H/W stuff happening!

Finally finished the H/W M166G table and have in house now. All in all a much easier refinish job than most H/W pieces. Looks great with the bowtie chairs I had done earlier and priced to find a new home soon. Really nice vintage fabric for the seats is perfect for this set. Only had enough for the 4 chairs though.... 

I recently refinsihed 4 stingray style chairs for a neighborhood freind in wheat that were the same wheat finish I had used on a table that I had traded to them for the price of refinsihing. They were originally champagne but I always take down to bare wood and have never had a compatibility issue until now. The chairs were noticeably darker than the finish on the table and although I've primarily rectified the problem adding coats of champagne on top of the wheat finish it has been a real fight to make this right. I might still have to work a bit more to make perfect but want everyone happy as my reputation is on the line for every job. If I can't use you as a reference I've need to step up my game and that has never happened. Here's the set.

My wife took a road trip out of Tampa heading north up 75 and found some nice picks about an hour out including a very nice Broyhill room divider (to be pictured later as I'm still working on) but didn't think she could fit in her van so I had to go and retrieve a couple of days later with my truck.  As it turns out it was worth the trip as I found this really nice late 60's early 70's Lane console table, a great bent teak wood table lamp and a Sputnik flush mount light. We have the proper bulbs ordered and hope to get in house soon. Sweet!!!!!!!!!!!

If you refinish H/W and have problems with finish compatibilty issues I'd like to hear from you as to how you resolved. I've been using the same supplier for years and have never had any issues and suspect it's an age/wood selction from the original factory that's causing these issues. The particular chairs and table in question were from different locations and purchased separately.
Coming up soon, another Sputnik light and a great Broyhill room divider along with more MCM fun! If your following from out of town make sure you stop by and say HI! We finally have our website up and running for all you none FB types at
P.S. here's a link to another MCM site that's fun to follow and someone that has more time than I do to post all the fun stuff. 

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1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the link to the other MCM site. I enjoy following this site and it's nice to see another one I can take a look at, too.