Every once in a while when I am out walking or driving, I come across a
piece of furniture that someone has put out at the curb with the trash. I call this, orphan furniture.
I don't always bring it home, but some times it is too good to pass up.
Such as with this chair.
It is an orphan and a very pathetic one, I came across it a few days ago. You can see the stuffing and springs falling out of the bottom and it is badly in need of refinishing. Sadly the needlepoint upholstery like the rest of the chair has been allowed to deteriorate. I think it will impossible to restore it but, depending on how hard it is to remove I just might try to have it dry cleaned and put back on.
The construction is still solid and after
stripping, refinishing, and reupholstering I think it will once again be a very attractive chair; it has classic lines and lovely carved details.
I really like finding furniture orphans, they seem to have more character and charm. The chair below was one...
as so was this chair...
and this chair, which is featured in my header.
When I was a child I was always bringing home stray dogs, now I seem to be bringing home stray furniture.
When this is completely refurbished I will share the results with you. Wish me luck because it is
going to be a lot of work, but I definitively think it's worth it...poor little chair.
Have you rescued any furniture orphans lately?
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