HOUSE: Newburgh + Scavenging

New chairs.


We bought these lovely Danish chairs at Iron Fish across the river in Beacon over the weekend. The teak wood is really in perfect condition, with a nicer grain than any other chairs like this I’ve seen. The original cushions were intact, but the fabric was truly hideous (sort of a blue and gold brocade—that might sound okay, but trust me, it wasn’t), so my mother and I spent a few hours last night wrapping unbleached linen around them as a temporary measure until we can have new cushions properly made.

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  • Reply Adam September 25, 2007 at 8:35 am

    Those are very nice chairs. Do you think you will have the permanent seat cushions made out of the same linen?

  • Reply Anna at D16 September 25, 2007 at 8:49 am

    I don’t think so, but it really depends on what we decide to do about a sofa. I used the linen mainly because I already had a ton of it on hand, and it does look good with everything. 🙂

  • Reply Adam September 25, 2007 at 9:43 am

    It does look good. I believe I am getting a “recycled leather” sofa and chair fairly shortly, I am tired of my living room furniture, and tired of vacuuming pet hair off of it.

  • Reply Anna at D16 September 25, 2007 at 1:24 pm

    I sat in this distressed-leather sofa with down cushions over the weekend, and it was HEAVEN. Not my style, but it was seriously the most comfortable sofa I’ve ever climbed into. It’s also 4 feet deep! Evan lay down on it, and it looked like he was being eaten alive.

  • Reply jan September 25, 2007 at 3:35 pm

    i’m so jealous of your new chairs!

  • Reply Door Sixteen » “Wells” sofa from Room & Board. September 26, 2007 at 11:05 am

    […] Hmmm. Another contender in SofaQuest 2007? We went to the store and sat in it last night, and it is really super comfy. I worry about the quality of the leather, though (it seemed thin, but maybe it’s just really soft?), and I’m not in love with the legs. We have a dark floor, though, so it’s possible the legs would get lost visually anyway. Hmmm. I would definitely look good with the new chairs. […]

  • Reply sulu-design October 4, 2007 at 4:27 pm

    Lovely new chairs! I’m so glad that you showed this temporary wrapping solution. The cushions on my chair and sofa that are similar in design are in bad need of reupholstering. This may be the solution for now.

  • Reply Christiane October 5, 2007 at 10:04 am

    Ok, call me morbidly curious, but I really want to see the original fabric! I trust that it is truly hideous, but I want to see it anyway 😉

  • Reply Anna at D16 October 5, 2007 at 10:11 am

    Haha! Christiane! The original fabric is all stitched up inside, so I can’t take a photo. It’s gross, though, really…super heavy and thick, kind of shiny, and textured.

    I’ll be sure to document it when I replace the cushions. 🙂

  • Reply Door Sixteen » SofaQuest 2007: the Winner! October 22, 2007 at 1:42 pm

    […] it’s time to start looking for a coffee table! And curtains. And the right fabric for the Danish chairs. And a rug. And […]

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