Secondhand Surplus

Friday, August 20, 2010

A little update...

There have been a few computer issues at our house, and that is a big reason that I have not been able to update this blog.

I also have been working on a few projects.
This is just one of them. Sorry the first image is of the almost finished couch from the second image. I have put a lot of hours in to this little craigslist freebie.
We love it. It is so long. so comfy. I will update more later, just a little peek at what I've been up to.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

We've been busy...

Well, I'm not sure where to start. But, we have been very busy and I haven't had much time to blog.
I will start with the first two photos. I found this chair and a vintage scoop back chair in an alley not far from here, dirty and alone, about to be poured down upon. I snatched them both up, the white one being my favorite. I've seen this shape before, but at this point I can't turn anything up online. If anyone knows anything about it, please leave a comment.
The next photo is of a chair we found at a thrift store in Rolla, when we were on our way to go camping, at $5, I paid for it, and hoped we had room for it on our way home. After a weekend of fly fishing, floating, and camping, we picked it up on our way back through and my husband tied it fown to the roof of the car. It made it home in one piece. I thought it might be made by Dux, but I can't find any markings. The webbing was shot, so I went ahead and re-webbed the underneath. The cushion was dry rotted, so I found a new cushion, and now its just about good as new.
Some of the photos online of the Dux lounge chair had an ottoman to match, which my husband thought was great, so I've been also working on an ottoman we've had in the basement, trying to stain the wood to match the teak base of the chair.
The next photo is of a tray table that I found at an estate sale. I found the base folded and tied up in the basement, the woman at the sale had not a clue as to what it was, and charged me a $1. The next day, I went back to see what else I could find at half price. I found the brass tray, priced at $38, but at half price $19, I got this beautiful Middle eastern tray table for $20. I found the same one on 1stdibs, for $2200. Not bad.
And last but not least, we spent all day in the car(with a few thrift stops)on our way to check out our next big project, a vintage Yellowstone camper, that is sitting on a piece of property that my parents just bought. We were almost to the Iowa border, it was probably the hottest day of the year, but we were able to take lots of photos, do lots of measuring, and lots of dreaming about our new camper.