Thursday, 6 October 2016
We already finished another armchair! This one went pretty fast compared to many others, mainly as it only has little feet to sand and varnish, no paint work, which was nice for a change :)
The brass feet went in the tumbler for a nice cleaning, the wood was sanded and varnished. The chair came from a friend who ripped off the old upholstery and filling planning to upholster it himself but he eventually found that the chair was not his style and gave it to me :) It was nice that the old work was already removed, the less work for me, but hence the reason that there is no real 'before' picture.
With mostly vintage embroidery and the remaining part some deep red velvet it has a very dramatic atmosphere :)
Super happy how it turned out! You should see mum and me looking through dozens of embroideries to find the perfect ones, it is like a woman going to a first date and not knowing what to wear!
The chair is among other one of a kind furniture pieces available at StarHomeStudio.
Another special piece I recently listed is this dollhouse.
Made in 1905 by the owner of the actual building for his son! The original building was shortly afterwards replaced by a bigger one unfortunately so no images available online. It was in Amsterdam, the address is actually written on it which is why I know it isn't there anymore. It was a Tobacco Warehouse.
We had it in our living room when we still lived in Amsterdam and I grew up seeing it. Our own house was a bit like it, and somehow it seems it was time to say goodbye to that time, after almost 20 years living in Turkey.
The details are amazing, and it is super heavy made of solid wood.
You can see more images of it in the shop.
And if you are in to dollhouses, I loved these miniature projects made with every day items, like this adorable furniture piece made with two matchboxes.
And these cute tiny clothes hangers made with paperclips.