Fabulous Antique Octopus Settee – SOLD

Gorgeous antique settee, upholstered in this fabulous octopus print. This piece has been fully stripped and repaired, with new webbing, new foam and the original coil springs. Solid, heavy construction, but a dainty piece measuring 45″ wide x 21″ deep x 36″ high. It started with good bones, however the look was dated. It’s muchContinue reading “Fabulous Antique Octopus Settee – SOLD”

Restoring an Antique Sheraton Sofa

This past summer, I got a text from my good friends Shawn and Colin, while they were on their way to pick up a very exciting Kijiji score. Priced way below value at only $200, they knew they had to rush down to Petite Rivière (an hour or so drive) to grab this beautiful antiqueContinue reading “Restoring an Antique Sheraton Sofa”

Kijiji Freebies…it’s just good Karma, Baby!

Is there any greater rush than finding a great piece of furniture on Kijiji? Only finding that it’s free, perhaps! Of course, you’ll have to be logged on to the Kijiji site at the precise moment that freebie is listed, because I tell you, those items disappear fast! The sofa above (and its matching chair)Continue reading “Kijiji Freebies…it’s just good Karma, Baby!”

Re-Styling a Classic Kroehler

There was recently some discussion on my Facebook page about whether or not a classic Kroehler chair needed to be reupholstered, or if it was perfect in its original state. The two schools of thought seem to be: 1. Vintage furniture ought to remain intact and as original as possible in order to preserve itsContinue reading “Re-Styling a Classic Kroehler”

My Magnum Opus: An Antique Fluted Back Sofa

Can you believe that this sad little lady was found on the side of the road awaiting the garbage truck? I’ve got to say, it just breaks my heart that someone would feel that this is an appropriate thing to do. When she eventually came into my care, she was soaking wet from being outContinue reading “My Magnum Opus: An Antique Fluted Back Sofa”

Antique Windows in the Garden

Last fall, I was picking up some old aluminum storm windows (to re-use the glass for our custom made new wood storms). They came off an old church that had recently replaced its wood windows with vinyl (I won’t even get into how wrong I think this is). They were selling off all the oldContinue reading “Antique Windows in the Garden”