Aug. 1st, 2009 12:25 pm
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I just bought a hutch from a dude on Craigslist: hutch

I bargained him down too and I am usually really bad at that! It's not like, an heirloom-quality name brand MCM piece but it will be a good home for my Pyrex. The wood's a little beat up so I am trying to decide if I should do a painting this like this or just leave it as is.

The guy selling it was also super rad. I met him at his work, an upholstery shop that specializes in restoring mid-century modern pieces. I told him I had a piece I was considering reupholstering (it's actually Curtis's) and he started getting all excited, showing me pieces and fabric swatches and different foams. I'm sure it would be mass pricey but I think I will send him a picture of the sofa for an estimate.

Date: 2009-08-01 08:00 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
wow that thing is so awesome! without pix of the damage tho i can't tell you whether you should paint it or not.

it looks pretty sweet though:)

Date: 2009-08-02 04:07 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
you could sand it down & stain it again, that might get rid of some that damage (personally, I think the wood is much prettier than paint, but if the damage is bad, it might be the best option.)

Date: 2009-08-02 03:01 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
It's lovely.

Date: 2009-08-02 02:50 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
fantastic! What a great hutch!

Date: 2009-08-02 08:54 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Is his name steve? Chris and I have bought a lot of nice mod century stuff from a guy named steve on craigslist. He lives on Denny and 12th.

Date: 2009-08-03 10:11 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
adorable hutch! sometimes i like the beat up look, sometimes i like the painted option, it's hard to tell from this photo but if the wood isn't super pretty and awesome quality i would probably just paint it.

i have a mid-century chair that is in really bad shape and would love this guy's contact info if that's cool. it could be a stellar piece if we got it redone.

Date: 2009-08-04 05:31 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
excellent, thank you!


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