Tuesday, October 11, 2011

new (old) chairs

Another post for the category one man's trash is another man's treasure...

This chair and five other ones just like it were sitting on the side of the road on trash day across the street from our house a little over a week ago.
First I took only one home but later thought having a pair would be nice. Even later that evening I went out again to snatch two more because you can never have too many chairs and four of a kind would even be better than a pair. Well already someone beat me to it and there was only one chair left. Boohoo! But I took the last one home and now I have three more projects sitting in the basement. Let's hope for a long & cold winter so I can hole myself up in the basement and finish everything...

Some parts of the wood frames took quite a beating in their lifetime and will have to be sanded and refinished. The seat cushion and backrest are upholstered with Vinyl, some have small holes in them. Also they are a bit smelly, they might have been sitting in somebody's basement for a while. A new fabric to replace the vinyl will also bring the chairs back to life.

As you can see in the last picture they have been made by Boling Chair Company in 1971, which makes them officially older than me ;)



  1. Du arbeitest in NYC? wow, da bin ich echt neidisch.

    Bin gespannt, wie die Stühle danach aussehen. Ich mag deinen Blog wirklich gerne.

    Liebe Grüße

  2. Vielen Dank! Freut mich zu hoeren, dass Dir mein Blog gefaellt :)

    Genau ich arbeite in NYC...

    Bin auch schon gespannt wie die Stuehle mal aussehen werden. Habe zwar schon Ideen, aber wer weiss ob ich das auch umsetze bzw. umsetzen kann...

  3. Die Stühle haben was... Ich bin gespannt auf Dein Make-Over!

  4. Great find!
    Especially like that the tag is still in tact!

    So nice to meet you through BYW.
    All the best,
    Mary C. Nasser Art Blog

  5. Great meeting you too Mary!

    Hope I'll have some time soon to work on the chairs...

    See you in class!

  6. Would you like a matching chair? I just found a 1971 boling chair. Number 100054, pattern 1121.


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