I don’t know what it is about them, but I’ve definitely for a thing for big lounges. Perhaps its the ‘look at me, I can seat 5+ people at once’ attitude that they give off, or the idea of the room it would be in and how it would be furnished that I’m attracted too, but regardless, I find them really, really cool.
So it’s no surprise that I was impressed by this awesome corner lounge and two matching lounge chairs on eBay this week.
In the right space, I think that it would look amazing! And all for the reasonable (starting price) of only $400!
To find search eBay for – ORIGINAL VINTAGE RETRO CIRCA 1960 VINYL CURVED 3 PIECE LOUNGE SUITE MID-CENTURY.
Be sure to have some strong men at your disposal and large double doors into your living/lounge room to save any heart (and back) ache! Until next time.
If you’ve browsed our online store, you may of noticed in the ‘Coming Soon’ section I’ve had a T.H Brown fondue coffee table and stool set sitting there for perhaps a little too long. The table and glass are in great condition, and were not the hold up! It was/is the 3 stools.
You see, unfortunately the original woollen upholstery is well worn and needs to be recovered. Not overly hard no. However when I started to pull one apart all those months/ years ago…..eeek I was not overly impressed with the condition, or materials used for the frame of each stool. This was a tad surprising given the reputation for furniture items manufactured by T.H Brown however I guess if it’s not to be seen, and does the job for 20 or 30 years what’s the problem? Save costs where they can…………
Anyways, back to the stools. As you can see from the images below 10mm particle board was used, along with some rough cut pine which was all held together with a few nails. Time and moisture have played their part which left the frames in pretty poor and unstable condition. There’s no way you’d ever apply new upholstery over the top! So before moving ahead I wanted to re manufacture the frames for the 3 stools to a higher quality than what was there before, to ensure they’ll last for as long as is required!
I used the base from one of the stools as a template to ensure I ended up with the same shape. This shape was traced onto 12mm plywood (much preferred than particle board although double the cost $$), 42mm x 18mm pine along with some 50mm long screws, nails, and wood glue will provide a plenty solid and long lasting frame for the new upholstery to be applied too!
I thought the best way to start off 2016 on the blog (a little late…….yes I know) would be to wrap up the Kafka lounge blog posts that I started last year in the lead up to our wedding – you can find them here.
In my last post I left with you with the finishing touches in preparation to use the lounge as a ‘love seat’ on the amazingly white sands of Jervis Bay.
So how did it all turn out you may ask? Excellent! See below!
Now it wouldn’t be fair If I didn’t show off my beautiful bride on the day…………..
It was amazing to see the concept that I had pictured for all those months leading up to the wedding be captured on film by our wonderfully talented photographer – Pete, from Peter Izzard Photography. I cannot recommend him enough! You can find out more about his services here – http://www.peterizzardphotography.com.au/