MODERN DIY'S


Eames shell chair restoration
DIY Cut & Blasted Wine Bottles
DIY Eero Saarinen Side Table
Eames DCM Chair Repair
George Washington goes modern
Ikea Lack Modern Credenza Hack
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Cheap Modern Desk
 

 

A living art gallery

This home and living art gallery was rescued and transformed into a space that could double as an art museum. The google translation was a little rough but from what I could gather, the owners have a pretty substantial collection of art and needed a space that could display it. For me, this home falls into the category of “dream space”. Wide open, glass and concrete can make for a beautiful structure such as this one. I could easily roam around the rooms of this home just as if I were at an art exhibition.

living art gallery,modern design,architecture

living art gallery,modern design,architecture
 

Danish teak chair restoration

A friend gave me this old weathered Horsnaes teak chair that was in pretty bad shape. So, here is my Danish teak chair restoration. This is my first attempt at doing something like this but hopefully I can share some tips with you that may help with your restoration.

Dansih teak chair restoration,danish teak,Hans Wegner,Kai Kristiansen,Arne Vodder,Niels Moller,Hans Olsen,Fritz Hansen,Denmark,Horsnaes
As you can see the chair was in really bad shape. It look as though it had been sitting outside and the cushions were covered in cat hair. A funny thing to note is that the back was on backwards.

Dansih teak chair restoration,danish teak,Hans Wegner,Kai Kristiansen,Arne Vodder,Niels Moller,Hans Olsen,Fritz Hansen,Denmark,Horsnaes
An original ad for the Horsnaes chair by S. A. Andersen.
 

Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays!

I hope everyone has a Merry Christmas and pleasant holiday season!

christmas plastolux
 

Eames upholstered shell chair restore

I have had these two yellow Eames fiberglass chairs by Herman Miller in my garage for over two years, it was time to do something with them. I did a lot of research about removing the foam and glue that was under the naugahyde. It seamed like there was a lot of mixed results when people attempted this, some said it was easy and others were reduced to using grinders and sanders to remove the old foam and glue from the fiberglass shell. I figured it was my turn to give it a try. click “READ MORE” to find out how I did.

eames fiberglass chair restore herman miller refinish

eames fiberglass chair restore herman miller refinish
 

Glue and foam

Sorry about the lack of post today, I was working on these last night. More to come.

eames, herman miller, fiberglass,foam,glue
 

Poor mans Eames lounge Selig chair rehab

I was hitting up my usual thrift stores and rounded a corner and my heart dropped for two seconds, but then disappointment set in. This particular vintage Eames wanna-be was made by Selig and was in a world of hurt. The finish on the wood was really bad, so bad that I walked away but I quickly turned around not really having examined the vinyl the first time. I was surprised to find that it was in pretty good shape. I figured I would give a shot at rehabbing this thing.

selig eames lounge chair rehab plastolux

I started by taking the whole thing apart.

selig eames lounge chair rehab plastolux
 


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