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1940’s Umbrella Stand Resto

I really do like pink but I wanted something a little more Art Deco.

We bought this stand with intentions of restoring it. I wanted it to have more a classic art deco style so I set my sights on that goal. The first thing that had to be done was to sand it all down to bare metal so the paint has a clean surface to adhere to.  Then I had to choose a classic color combo to compliment it, I chose black with evergreen Valspar spray paint. Both paints have a satin finish. I did decide to paint the top lid in a high gloss Rust-Olum black appliance paint to set it off. Once the top and body of the piece were painted I let them dry for a day. Then this morning I busted out the pewter colored pinstripe and black spray paint  to finish the stand. I wanted it to have some dimension so I drew a cracked front with a solid black portion behind it. I think it turned out great.

Here it is all sanded down and with a little bondo on the lid to fill a dent.

Here it is after to main parts are painted. It looks kind of plain but don't worry I have plans.

I applied the pinstripe and used a black paint pen to make the cracked design. The nI had to tape off parts of the design to paint the black sections.

Here it is with the black cracked design

Here it is all done with the black and silver crackle design. The umbrellas have a nice place to dry off now!

Finally a Complete Set!

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We now have a complete set of these balled furniture pieces. We plan to use them in our new place (excuse the boxes and bags in the reflection, we are in the middle of packing for our move). I am not sure but these could be the work of designer Roger Feraud, Mathieu Matégot, George Nelson or Eames. Who knows, there were a lot of folks producing these colored ball pieces in the 50’s & 60’s.

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This coat rack is an umbrella stand as well.  It has a removable tray at the bottom that catches water.

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The colored balls on this thing are huge and should be very effective in keeping our coats off the ground.

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The curved handle is a nice touch.

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These pieces look soo good together.  I don’t know what else is out there, but I think this is it.   The pieces need some cleaning up and new paint to make them look like new.

Art Deco Room Divider Project

Mel and I were cruising Craigslist when we came across this large metal piece that I thought I could add feet to and turn into a room divider. Back when we found it the color was a chalky white. I changed the color to earth tones like green, brown and tan when we were using it to decorate a room with a Danish/Mid-Century Modern style. Little known to most of you is that I also decorate in the Danish or MCM style. Since I’ve started this blog I’ve been torn about also blogging about this side of our style. If this is something you’d also be interested in please let me know. Here is a sample from our master bedroom.

Back to the divider….we wanted to use it for a room with an art deco decor so I gave it a face lift. This divider comes in three sections and is made of heavy steel. The guy we bought it from said they took it out of a home built in the 50’s. He said he couldn’t see it just going to the scrap yard.

The first thing I wanted to do was paint the whole thing a dark brown (almost black). This way it could go with many different settings. I wanted to spruce it up a little bit so I went to Office Depot and picked up a set of paint pens. The set comes with gold & silver.  These pens are great because you can use them on so many things. I used them on the restoration of the umbrella stand. I created a lightening strike design (I remembered seeing retro lamp shades with the same design so I ran with it). I like the results.

I was using it to divide the diner from the living room but with the Idaho Motel sign coming into the house I had to change its location.  I decided to use it as a wall decoration instead of a divider.

Retro room dividers are very hard to come by, at least in my experience. If you see one that you like jump on it. They are a great way to create a space and add some style to the room.

Mid Century Hall Tree/ Coat Rack

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This is a great example of the one we picked up. This one looks complete and appears to even have the water catcher tray for umbrellas.

Mel and I hit one of our old haunts, the Antique Company on “X” street and came across this really cool piece.  The owner of this shop routinely gets shipping containers full of mid-century and art deco furniture from England and this is one of those pieces!

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This is the one we picked up. It is in really fantastic shape, but I think I am going to change some things up on it.  First, I want to replace the green fabric with either a black or dusty rose/ pink fabric.  Then, I will replace the cording that goes button to button with a gold or black cord depending on what fabric I choose.

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As you can see, this unit is missing the water catcher tray, but I am sure I can come up with something.

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This will be a perfect place to put your keys when you get home.  Mel always loses her keys, so this might just do the trick.

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The brass buttons and hooks need cleaning.

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Unfortunately, the mirror is worn and the foil appears to have separated in a few spots.  I will have to get a mirror cut for this piece to replace the old one.  The shelf up top is really cool, a great place to put hats and gloves.  When I was researching this piece I came across some other racks I wouldn’t mind getting my hands on…

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Love the styling on this one.  The shape of the mirror is eye-catching just like the fabric!

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MUST HAVE!  This also appears to be a room divider.

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This one has a Danish feel to it.

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This one is a trip!  I love the colors and the imagery on the bottom of the center panel.

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This just SCREAMS atomic!

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