Monthly Archives: September 2014

Before and After: Rena’s Lane Acclaim Dresser

We get asked lots of questions about refinishing and repairing vintage furniture, but we rarely get to see the fruits of our advice. A few weeks ago Snag reader Rena contacted us through the comments section of a before and after post on Kroehler Avant chairs, curious about how to refinish her Lane Acclaim dresser. […]

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Weekend Finds: Tiny Finds

Last Saturday I was up bright and early for a tag sale. This involves me leaving my house at 5:15 a.m. to pick up Austin at 5:45. We made it to the sale and put our names on the sign-up sheet by 6:15 for a sale with a start time of 8:00. This tag sale was […]

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How To Replace Elastic Seat Webbing

One of the mainstays of mid-century modern design is upholstered seating with an ultra thin profile, often offering only thin slab cushions resting on a minimal frame. To achieve this, bulky conventional spring cages and other foundational support materials were replaced with elastic rubber webbing. Made by Pirelli, these straps were essentially giant rubber bands with layers […]

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Garage Sale Fun & Fashion

I haven’t had any big scores recently at sales but I did find a few things within the last few weeks that are worth a quick share. I found this Santa planter flocked with real fur trim at a garage sale for $1.00. It was made by Napco in 1961. The owner told me that […]

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Collections: Vintage Lighting

Perhaps I’ve been hoarding mid-century lights. I buy them, they go into our storage room in the basement, and I think “One day I’ll find a place for you.” We’ve been at our new house for almost a year and not much has gotten done. But within the last few weeks some projects have been […]

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