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A Find

Posted in Bloggity by laurencorbyn on September 1, 2010

A couple weeks ago I scored some vintage Bertoia diamond chairs and some vintage Knoll tulip stools.  They needed a little bit of love, so I spent Saturday morning cleaning up the pieces.  Have you ever used a Magic Eraser?  Holy Cow!  I’m in love.

Anyway, the fruits of my labor:

Before, yucky unfortunate cover on the diamond chairs and a lot of scuffing and forty to fifty years of grime.  Bleh.

They’re the real deal!

Upholstery massacre:

I actually couldn’t properly attack the upholstery.  My wonderful husband got all manly on the chairs and got the covers off.

Here, I’m hoping you can see a before and an after chair.  I’m telling you, that Magic Eraser was AWESOME.  I’m kind of sad I didn’t get more stuff to redo.  Like the tulip cocktail table.  It was pretty rough looking.  But I turned it down before I knew the power of the magic eraser!  (though be aware that Magic Erasers will take the shine off of finishes)

Triumph!

Very cool, right?  Unfortunately, they haven’t quite found the right home in our house.  I’d like to hang on to them, but for the right price I’d consider selling.

I also got some cool chrome chairs that I plan on using as dining chairs once I get them recovered.  More to come on that!

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