My neighbor cleaned out his storage shed and lucky me! A hutch for my gardening and…
A dresser for my outdoor pillows! The goal here is to refinish, put on casters and use the top as a bar.
This yellow Rocker really is too cool to be outside, but that’s where it fits in best! I have neglected it…
Last year one of our foster dogs (Birdie – yeah, I’ll name names) destroyed an antique tea cart I had sitting on the patio. She was afraid of the fireworks, I’ll forgive her, but it look me a solid year to get over it enough to strip the pieces of their hardware. Yesterday I added this handle to our rolling butcher block. It’s just an IKEA business, bought on Craigslist when we first moved here, and we seldom roll it out because it’s heavy and needs two hands to grip the sides. Not anymore!
To do this you will need to have a drill, screws and a handle.
Almost forgot about working on this chair until Archer highlighted it with his crazy cute face. This chair came secondhand and was newly upholstered, but the arms were a little worse for wear. I slapped on some pieces of leftover tapestry fabric (I had covered a couch pillow in it) using an upholstery needle (read: curved). The dog does the rest of the work.
While looking into how to improve my cheap wardrobe purchased in a desperate clothes-everywhere-I-am-DYING-moment I discovered this site:
Going through furniture items that were not going to make the cut for the big move, my cousin questioned the decision to sell a little cafe chair I have. “Isn’t that Bentwood?” she asked. No, surely not anything important. I bought it for $10 at Goodwill, and it looks too new to be old. It doesn’t look or feel like real wood. It’s too lightweight. It’s probably a reproduction.
That’s when I turned it over.
The underside of the chair tells a different story. Rough, heavy wood carries a beautiful label: Thonet.
Made in Czechoslovakia. “K.” According to my research, K probably stands for I.K., the name of the manufacturer. This chair was most likely built in 1945, before Czechoslovakia even became the Czech Republic!