Retro Accent Chair

Just listed! This great vintage Kroehler accent chair would add a pop of colour and retro flair to any space.  It features beautiful, durable wool fabrics, including Kvadrat Divina Melange felted wool. All new foam and materials makes this a “brand new”, authentically vintage chair.  SOLD Check out the Re-Styled Collection for more info.             

Releasing the Kraken (or, How I’ve been spending my Xmas holidays)

So here we are, smack in the middle of holiday down-time, over-indulgence and family togetherness…and it is all good. The snow has finally begun to fall in earnest, which means the kids have put down their electronics, and have dug out their sleds. Red-cheeked with runny noses, they’ll return for steaming hot chocolate – butContinue reading “Releasing the Kraken (or, How I’ve been spending my Xmas holidays)”

Vintage Swivel Rockers – SOLD

These two vintage swivel rockers are sure to liven up your living room! They’re in “brand new” condition, with new foam, refinished maple arms and legs and durable orange jacquard fabric. The swivel rocker mechanisms are in perfect working order, with no squeaks. Offered for sale in the Maritimes where pick up is possible, orContinue reading “Vintage Swivel Rockers – SOLD”

Updating an 80s Swivel Rocker

We are all familiar with the 1980s era swivel rocker. Famously outfitted in pink velvet, they must have been at the height of popularity a few decades ago, because there are a lot of these chairs up for sale on Kijiji currently. Oh, they come in other colours; I’ve seen orange, silver and blue, butContinue reading “Updating an 80s Swivel Rocker”

Is My Furniture Valuable? Finding the Value in Your Vintage Furniture

I was recently asked whether or not I could help to determine if a reader’s vintage sofa was valuable. I’m not an appraiser, but I do have opinions. So, I guess now’s a good time to remind you that this blog contains highly edited versions of my own opinions only, and that there are aContinue reading “Is My Furniture Valuable? Finding the Value in Your Vintage Furniture”

Mid-Century Chair Project – Uncovering Hidden Wood Trim!

What’s not to love about classic mid-century chairs? When the client sent me the photos of these chairs (there are two), I thought they looked pretty nice…a closer look revealed the ugly truth. The foam was definitely original…I found a tag that dated it at “1958”. That is some old foam. But look what elseContinue reading “Mid-Century Chair Project – Uncovering Hidden Wood Trim!”

The Kroehler Chair Happiness Project

I’ve got sunshine on a cloudy day… Doesn’t this colour just make you wanna sing out? No? Well, then you probably wouldn’t want to be with me in my studio today. It’s rainy and I’m singing. This current project is for a fellow Kroehler enthusiast. He found this chair at Value Village for $9.99!! WhyContinue reading “The Kroehler Chair Happiness Project”

Choosing Fabric for your Upholstery Project – Part Three: Mid-Century Modern Furniture

So you’ve got your amazing vintage find, now what? You’ve got to pair it with the perfect fabric, of course! Mid-Century Modern furniture is best identified by its clean lines. It is best featured when fabric is understated. Colour is great, but steer clear of large-scale, bold patterns. Here are my top recommendations for maintainingContinue reading “Choosing Fabric for your Upholstery Project – Part Three: Mid-Century Modern Furniture”

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”