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Vintage Double Sided Infinity Pendant Light

When Mel and I moved out of our San Jose pad we managed to keep quite a bit of our funky furnishings. We purchased this light a few months back and had never seen anything like it. I do recall seeing infinity wall mirrors when I was younger, but never a light like this.

We found this set on eBay up in Kentucky and knew it would be a great addition to our vintage listening room.

These take simple Christmas tree lights. We have to replace 2 or 3 of them that have burnt out.

We had an electrician out today to replace a generic ceiling light with this pendant light. They also had to move the location of the light so that it was centered in the sitting area.

This pendant light is for ambiance more than functionality.

I am not sure when these were made, but I think they were made in the late 60’s or early 70’s.

Time to put on some Neil Young and zone out.

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Vintage Chromcraft Upholstery Almost Done!!!

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Though the upholstery does not look too bad here, it had numerous wear spots and stains.

We blogged about a really stellar Chromcraft set on our other blog Hepcat Restorations a while back. Our upholsterer Bill from B&T Upholstery sent us a few text photos of how the Chromcraft set is turning out, so I thought we would pass them along…

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Mel and I spent a lot of time looking for what we felt was the right fabric and this is what we found.

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Here you can see John recovering the cushion base for the couch. Both John and Bill are perfectionists.

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John seen here verifying it turned out all right.

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One of the concerns Bill had was that our upholstery fabric did not have enough stretch for the corners of the back rest. He ended up having to sew in inserts to make the bend, but with the busyness of the fabric pattern it blends well.

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Here is the last photo showing the cushions that still need to be recovered. We hope to have the set soon and will post a follow up as soon as we do.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vintage Chromcraft Couch, Chair, Ottoman and Tables

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Mel and I were contacted by our friend Tracy at m.a.r.k vintage who let us know about an available space age couch, chair and table set. We were so excited to hear this and I shot over early the next day to get them.

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The couch, chair and ottoman are in good shape but I plan to recover them. The fiberglass on these pieces is thick and durable.

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This is the coffee table, end table and planter that came with the set.

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The fiberglass has the usual yellowing from being exposed to sunlight for some time.

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Restoring the fiberglass is simple. All I have to do is light sand all the pieces once the upholstery is removed. After I sand everything,  I’ll need to wipe it down really well to remove any particulate. I plan to use the Rust-Olum white appliance paint to restore the fiberglass. I love this paint because it is durable and finishes well.

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Surprisingly, there are no real issues with any of the fiberglass except the yellowing.

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Our intention was to fix this set up for resale…BUT…you hardly ever see pieces like this, so we’ve decided to keep it……. for now.

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We are thinking of doing our office in the Panton Era so these will fit right in.

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Here is what the set looks like new.

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It appears they also made a dinning set! Beam me up Scotty!

I’ve always thought this was hilarious!

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