On April 15, 2008 we closed on a 1955 Mid-Century Modern home in Merriam, KS that was custom designed by the late Donald R. Hollis of Hollis + Miller Architects. We will be sharing our journey as we update the house to make it our own, while trying to stay as close to the original design as possible.

Monday, February 8, 2010

Score! Eames Shell and Thonet Attiva Chairs

The New Orleans Saints are not the only ones that won big this weekend.  Our hunt for some dining room and sitting chairs has finally been successful.  We managed to score four vintage Eames shell chairs and a couple of Thonet Attiva stacking chairs for a steal.

The Eames shell chairs are a little rough and faded, but I am going to try to restore some color to them by following chairfag's restoration tutorial.  However, that will have to wait for warmer weather because it involves wet sanding, and I don't really have any indoor space to do that.  I'll post about that process when we can go outside again and the water doesn't freeze.

We would also like to replace the side chair legs to the Eiffel legs.  So stay tuned for that!

The Thonet chairs just need a good cleaning, but they are not in too bad a shape.   Each of the Thonets are going in the bedrooms as a sitting chair.  The master bedroom still has space to fill, but it will take some time before we decide how to fill it.

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