Wednesday, September 14, 2011
Breaking News...This Just In...Picked Up A Pair Of Danish Style Armchairs Tonight After Work! Status: Score.
I spotted an ad on Craigslist last night about this time for a bunch of random chairs. I noticed what looked like a pair of Danish Style Armchairs in the back corner of the thumbnail so I moused over it to enlarge and yup, a matched pair of lounge chairs. Upon clicking through to the ad I found that they were priced ridiculously cheap so I shot an e-mail off with a slightly better offer hoping to be able to grab them up before work.
No dice. I included my phone number in my e-mail and asked that they call me about 9am. I offered
them a little more than asking if they could accommodate my not so normal work schedule but I
didn't get a call this morning so I figured that someone else had gotten them.
Then about 5:30pm this evening, while I was at work, I got the call. Turns out, not everybody checks
their e-mail like 5,000 times a day like I do! Actually, for about two years now I've had a phone that
tells me when I've got a new e-mail. It's pretty convenient. I highly recommend the technology,
especially if you buy or sell regularly on craigslist. The sellers were happy to sell me the chairs and
so unnecessarily apologetic about not getting back to me this morning. I didn't really care about
WHEN I got the chairs...I just wanted to get them!
So we made arrangements for me to drive out to west county (I live in north county and work
downtown) after I got off work at 10pm. It was about a 25 minute drive but another 25 minute drive
home from there so not terribly convenient but ridiculously out of my way. Not like the Pearsall
coffee table that I got from a lady in far south county that took me in the entirely wrong direction
after work last year! So I got home about a half hour later than normal (ended up talking with the
sellers for about 10 minutes about New Orleans!).
I think it was worth going out of my way for them. They need some love, but then so did the
Baugh...oh wait, I said I wasn't going to mention that chair again for a while. Let's just say that I think
they'll look beautiful with a little rub down. I think the velvety brown upholstery may just need a little
cleaning to be good as new but the fagas straps (the rubber straps that provide the suspension for
the seat) are toast. You can, buy the way, buy brand new fagas straps on-line. I don't plan on
spending a lot of dough on the straps though as I don't think I'll be keeping these. I'll replace the
straps as needed with the supplies I've been snatching up at estate sales. Boy what I wouldn't give
to find a big lot of rubber strapping in one of the basements. That would be great.
This one (above and below) is in better shape that the other. These have both been around. There
aren't any maker marks or stamps that I can find on either. I do like the style though. The nicely
sculpted arms and the dowel rod backs are right up my alley as are the finely tapered legs. I'm
guessing they must have had paper tags that got torn off or fell off at some point because these are
too nice to not want to be associated with!
Quite a stylish pair of seats, don't you think? I'm pretty sure I'll have these babies available on my
craigslist ads pretty soon. I've got some other projects in process so I'll have to get those done first
and of course I'll probably post all about cleaning these up as that happens too so you'll know when
they will become available. If, of course, you just HAVE to have them "as is"...make me an offer!