Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Had Some Erands To Get Done Today By The Local Goodwill. Stopped In And Check Out What Was Waiting There For Me! Status: Snatched.
I've been having terrible luck at the local thrift stores lately (on the whole, sorry Dave...shoulda' been here THIS weekend!) but today's find filled the burgeoning void (in my heart...not the Garage). Funny thing is, these had price tags dated 3/19/12. They had been just SITTING there for a whole week!
Sometimes, when I look at the pictures I've taken of the items I'm blogcasting about, I realize how
hard it is to know the condition of things via online photos. The Drexel Kipp Stewart / Stewart
Macdougall Declaration set yesterday, it looks pretty nice in those photos...and really it is...but it
really is "farm fresh". There is even clear glitter fingernail polish or glue on the table top. I've not
done ANY cleanup on it and it looks pretty nice in the pics!
This set of four Hans Olsen for Frem Rojle danish rope dining chairs "suffers" from the same issue.
It's hard to take a bad picture of beautifully designed furniture! But the set has issues as well. And
again, these are straight out of the Goodwill. I haven't had any time to do any cleanup of "fixing"
yet, so...you know...expect another post on these some day.
As you can see from the small burn marks, someone in the former life of these chairs was a
smoker, a clumsy smoker. I'm not worried about the burns since none of them are "through". I
think I'll be able to clean them up and make them less noticeable. What do you think? A little
bleach and a Q-tip?
Then this one. This chair is the only one with any structural issues. This back leg has been
"rubbed" on a wall or something and picked up some paint along the way. It's also loose at
both the seat joint and the backrest joint. It'll have to be disassembled to be fixed. Then the
wood will get a good rub down too. I'm gonna spring for some danish oil for this set. Dang,
there was a couple of cans of it at that last estate sale! I need to remember to start grabbing
that stuff up when I see it like that.