Friday, April 20, 2012
Deja Vu...Or A Second Chance At Love? My Last Overman Now Lives In New Orleans. Status: Orangey Goodness.
This Overman swivel chair and ottoman popped up on craigslist Sunday night at 9:54pm and by 11:30 it was here at the Modtomic Ranch. I had spotted AND replied to the ad within 13 minutes of being posted. Just got lucky. I did an open search of all StL craigslist and it had JUST been listed.
It might seem kinda nuts to drive 20 miles at 10pm on a Sunday night in the rain...up hill.....both
ways...just kidding about the hills...but the price was really REALLY right. I wasn't sure that it
was an Overman set but didn't really care. There aren't any tags left on this combo but a quick
look around the net ended any doubts I may have had.
If you look closely at the joint between the legs and the upright on the bases you'll see a plastic
collar or cover. I spotted a couple of tagged Overmans on eBay with the same collar. I didn't
know that Overmans ever had chrome steel bases either! Both of the two I've had (still have
one out in the Garage that needs upholstery) have cast aluminum bases.
Yep, there are a couple of buttons missing from that ottoman. No worries. I'm thinking that I
can remove the two remaining and center them to turn a four button ottoman into a two button
ottoman. At least the material around the missing buttons is still intact and undamaged. Sound
like a good idea?
This is the Overman that Kennedy (RIP) adopted as soon as I brought it in the house. It made
its way to a new home in New Orleans. The light wasn't as good the day I shot these pictures
but I'm pretty sure that it's the same color, though a bit more faded. Both are good looking
chairs, don't you think? Note the different base.
Sadly, we no longer have Kennedy to model upon this new Overman. He is sadly missed but
never forgotten. If you've not been reading the adventures of Mr. Modtomic very long you may
not know much about our beloved Kitter Katters. Please take a moment to check out my
tribute to the best kittie cat 'round. The chair and ottoman need a little more cleaning up and I
might just be keeping them. They are in such great shape and the Girlfriend loves the color.
Seems like I've been tuning over a lot of the more colorful items that I've acquired, like that
brilliant blue sectional sofa. I need to KEEP some color around here!