Sunday, August 21, 2011
Gosh...Feels Like I JUST Posted A Few Hours Ago! I Guess I Kinda Did. More E. S. B. (Estate Sale Booty)! Status: Ugh...Mornings.
Could I have possibly missed this sale? No! There were three of these kitschy danish chairs (that look straight out of a 1960's Fingerhut catalog) featured in the sellers set of pictures. I was just worried about pricing. Turns out I needn't be.
As found in the basement of the sale. Yep, I snatched up the little stool and the black fiberglass
chair. No, it's not a Herman Miller / Eames but it's a cool little vintage knock off. I sent it home with
Illuminate for helping me with the buying this morning.
Check it out, two screws and four nuts breaks the chair down into three parts. Sweet, easy to
transport / store. The seats are all in nearly perfect condition with only one little bump on the front
bottom corner of one of them. The vinyl is as colorful as the day they were made. These look like
they've never seen a sun porch. The legs were covered in cobwebs and a thick layer of dust. Who
knows how long they've been sitting in that basement unused. Doesn't that print on the vinyl remind
you of Marimekko?
I spent a few minutes cleaning the chair with Murphy Oil Soap and slathering the wood with
Howard's Feed-N-Wax. It already looked great but like I said, the legs were covered in dust and
spiderwebs. The seats yielded what I can only think was cigarette smoke as the white paper towels
were very orange / brown after wiping them down. Yuck. But they's like new now!