Rehab: Hope Chest
Here is the latest from Rehabilitated Studio. This hope chest was my grandmother’s, passed down to my mother and now to me, so I apologize, but it’s not for sale. I have in the meantime, recently acquired some cute, mid-century end tables that I will be bringing back to life, and those I would be happy to sell (as long as they don’t look fantastic in my own house).
Design.org Interview: SeeSaw Designs – Grapic Designers
I have recently become a contributing writer for Design.org. What I have in mind is to interview amazing designers from any design field and from all over the globe. For my first interview, I talked with the lovely ladies of SeeSaw Designs. Graphic designers, letterpressers and vintage collectors, these creative businesswomen know what they are doing and they are doing it well.
Check out my flickr page for some pics and videos of their letterpress machine in action!
Let me know if there is a designer you’d like to see highlighted.
Old Grandma Footrest – Rehabilitated!
Grandma is going to mostly be used by a three year old named Christian so he can reach the bathroom sink to brush his teeth. It will be kept in the master bedroom (of a bachelor pad). I covered the stripped-down footrest with new cushion, chose a masculine pattern for the bachelors and a fabric that will hold up to a rompin’ 3-year-old for years.
Five Tier Shelves
Andy’s “Friend” – Rehabilitated
Can you believe he went from this sad, rundown, pea-soup-lookin’ old man…to this new and improved awesome guy (plus entourage)? It’s like he saw the God of Style and couldn’t help but be reformed.
What a turnaround, and I couldn’t have done it without help from Sally “The Slayer Seamstress ” Hauser. I first started by stripping the green layer, and found that, woohoo, there was another layer beneath it! I thought about leaving it, for padding, and I tried shampooing it, but seriously, it was dirty. So, I stripped the orange layer as well. This guy has had a colorful past.
After my near-death experience, we covered the wooden box and springs with new batting and muslin so it’s nice and clean. Sally suspects that, because of the style of the orange fabric, that this ottoman may have originated in the 1930’s or 40’s. So it is probably a good thing that I decided to replace it rather than cleaning this 80-year-old (wow) fabric.
I am pretty happy with how he turned out. Clean and off the red chicken.