I sold her today…the chair.  I’m a bit melancholy about it.  I know, that is kind of goofy.  I put my heart and soul into each piece of furniture I design…especially those that are reclaimed and refurbished.  I do have the reupholstery and refinishing done professionally…it’s important to me that each piece reflects quality… obviously vintage pieces have their share of worn in charm.  

She was lacquered in a rich sea glass green.  I had her reupholstered in Marimekko linen with a complementary chenille welt.  Her cushions covers have zippers and the frame base is also covered with the Marimekko fabric; she was so cleanly finished.

I feel like a furniture rescuer of sorts.  When I originally reclaimed her, she was donning a  (I should have snapped pictures) dark wood stained frame, with russet orange velvet cushions…yikes…but I saw her potential and it was lovely.

She will be shipping off to Texas…I hope she’ll make her new owner as happy as she has made me here in the studio….very very happy.  It was sold via the online site Lushpad, where I recently listed a few of my studio pieces.   I will be listing a few more this week.  Feel free to contact me for more information on any of the items.  I promise they have all been very loved. :)

It’s a tad bittersweet, but mainly it’s just sweet.

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  1. javajune on June 29, 2009

    Love the chair it’s gorgeous. You did a wonderful job and your studio looks so chic. So Jana tell me about your business, is it a brick and morter store? Do you sell vintage or rehabed furniture? Is Hijirik studio yours- I’m sorry I’m so confused. Did you start your etsy shop?
    Okay enough questions already. Oh just one more- how are you?

    I can’t believe our class is over, wow! I kinda petered out towards the end. I really hope some day a group of us can meet and have a girls weekend. I’m quite the day dreamer and a poor($) one at that. I’m awesome at spending money it’s the making money part I can’t seem to master. Oopps sorry how much will this session cost me? Sorry I’m goofy tonight. I’m so glad you stopped by my tea party. It was a fun thing to do and an excuse to take goofy photos.
    I will check out the sight you used to sell your chair and peek at the other goodies you designed.
    Take care, visit often, I’ll be back soon.

  2. javajune on June 29, 2009

    I had to come back to say awesome stuff, girl! I told you I’d be back soon ;) Some day I’d like to ask you how you go about owning your own blog domain and if you can do it with your existing blog. I’m not that tech savvy. Talk to you later, good luck with the sales.

  3. Heather on June 29, 2009

    that is an INCREDIBLE chair, hon. just BEAUTIFUL!

  4. laurel on June 30, 2009

    Thanks for the inspiration- I am heading to ThriftTown soon! Yum – I love the fabric reminds me of the furniture that was in in my G mas lovely screened in porch oh so long ago. So so pretty . Hard I am sure to part with these “babies”. Peace Pretty Girl.

  5. Lucinda on July 2, 2009

    Congrats! I’m looking forward to more beautiful designs from the Furniture Rescuer. I’m glad Lushpad worked out. It didn’t take long.

  6. jana on July 2, 2009

    Hey Junie girl, Thanks for your replies :) you made me smile. I own my domain name; you can go to godaddy.com and see if yours is available, and then you can set up your blog with that—Hijiri is my graphic designer–she did all my logo(s) and my blog programming—I am not tech savvy either. I’d love to meet up sometime, that would be so fun !! hugs, and see you in the pool

  7. jana on July 2, 2009

    yep, it worked out well. Thanks sweet lady—

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