Monday, December 24, 2012
Today's C-list Adventure Turned Up A John Van Koert Designed Drexel Profile Dining Table And 6 Chairs. It's Solid And An Excellent Candidate For Refinish Or Use As Is. Status: Freshly Picked.
Last evening I was poking around the various craigslists in the area just on the off chance that I might find a couple more danish dining chairs to go with the Frem Rojle pair I featured yesterday. I was plugging "Dining Chairs" into the search boxes and scavenging through the lists when this Drexel Profile set popped up! It had languished there for more than 9 days, unsold.
I'm not sure how I missed it myself but the ad did not have Any keywords, not even Drexel. I shot an
e-mail off to the seller but it was already after 9pm. I gave them my number hoping that the set was still
available and got a text this morning. Sweet! Of course, I really don't have ANY room in the Garage
for Another dining set and I think the Girlfriend might be serious about keeping the living areas clear this
time. But I figured I'd deal with the storage issue After I acquired the set.
The table and chairs are all well used. There is one broken dowel on the back of one of the armchairs
but this is kinda common as far as I can tell. I occasionally see singles of these chairs at the Thrifts, Fleas
and on craigslist so I'm not too worried about the broken dowel. I figure I'll either replace the chair all
together, replace the dowel with another if I find another chair with broken dowels or just re-sell the set
with the chair as is.
The rest of the chairs just need a little cleanup and new seat covers. Like I said, the set is actually
very solid...and heavy! I won't pretend that I didn't struggle a little getting that seriously heavy table
off the top of Frank. I was lucky that the seller was happy enough to be rid of the set that they gladly
helped me lift the table onto the roof rack.
So, you've got to be wondering where I was going to store this if I really didn't have any room in
the Garage and the living area is off limits. Well, it looks like I'm going to follow my own advice.
Mom-tomic and Sis-tomic are starting up a new shop in Frenchtown just north of Old St. Charles
on N. 2nd street. I'm going in on the concern by 1/3 so I'll have another venue from which to peddle
my wares and plenty of space to do so! So be prepared to see the transformation of this space in
the coming days. It'll be a serious mix and match of styles and items. Wish us luck!