Sadly, no news to report on the remodel front. We are waiting on the final contractor bid and then we will submit the plans for permitting. Who knows how long that will take?! I never thought it would take this long, but then again I am not really surprised. I am getting itchy fingers though and ready to tear some stuff out and do some demo- so let’s hope I can restrain myself for a little longer.
We did officially launch our vintage rentals company, Retrospective, this month and so far we have had a great response. Well, a lot of people are stumped about exactly what it is until we explain it! I think this post by one of our favorite wedding planners really sums it up well We would love it if you like us on Facebook as well!
Since I don’t have any updates to share on the home remodel front, I wanted to share some before and afters of some of the furniture we have redone. The upholsterer has loved me this month
Chrome puzzle chairs – I found these at Room Service Vintage with horrible floral tapestry fabric but they had great potential!
After – reupholstered in a silvery gray snakeskin textured chenille. LOVE them.
Chrome square chairs – I think I found these chairs at One Kings Lane online in their vintage sale. Pretty cool but in a very 70′s striped velvet. I almost kept it, but I think it was just too limiting.
I found this sweet painted turquoise settee on Craigslist but it had a horrible cushion that was done very poorly.
I had the seat redone and attached with a nice taupe and white striped linen.
I found this awesome mid century sofa on Craigslist and it had great lines but the cushion/upholstery was in horrible condition.
After – new foam/cushions and reupholstered with a mid century diamond patterned chenille in a gold.
I’ve always wanted an Adrian Pearsall sofa – this one I found on Ebay and had it shipped down from Chicago. It had an awful 70′s gold crinkled velvet fabric, ewww.
After – reupholstered with new foam/cushion in a textured turquoise nubby weave fabric. It’s so bold and so mad men. I love it.
I found this sweet little petite platform sofa on Craigslist for a song – also in bad shape with chunks of foam taken out of it and very 70s (which isn’t always a bad thing, but in this case it was)!
After reupholstered with a shimmery gray linen and a modern gray, tan and golden yellow chevron accent for the pillows.
I found this awesome tufted hollywood regency style sofa set on Craigslist, they were the very first pieces we purchased when we started the business this fall! Hideous grandma fabric but really great shape…
After, reupholstered in an ivory linen, new foam, shirring along the sides removed, and skirt removed to show off the mid century legs.
The other part of this set might be my very favorite transformation!
After – reupholstered with an ivory linen with shimmery gold flecks. LOVE.
That’s all for now! Check out more of our vintage event rentals on our website which is now live and official : RETROSPECTIVE