May 30, 2011

My latest purchases

A set of four awesome industrial chic stools (well they will be a little more chic once I am finished with them!)
I just 'won' them on Trademe tonight, haven't seen them in the flesh yet, but check out the gorgeous metal legs with just the right amount of rust...
I don't plan on touching the legs at all, just replacing the feet with some fresh new ones, and of course some new oilcloth tops...just need to decide which colour/print to choose.

Here is yesterday's auction win...
Sadly, that cool car in the background isn't mine...the photo is from the auction listing. 
VW Beetles are more my style of classic car anyway, in case you were wondering ;)

This is actually the third vintage office chair in a similar style that I have purchased recently, and the other two I have already had as a keeper for my little Miss 7, and the other for myself.
I just realised I haven't taken 'after' photos of them or shared them on here, so must do that, soon!

Most of my headspace and energy has been taken up by our house for the last few weeks, since we have decided to sell it.  
There were lots of little finishing jobs left on the to-do list, so I have been working through those, and pleased to say I am pretty much done now. 
The Real Estate agent is coming tomorrow for a photo shoot, and after that, I am very much looking forward to getting back into my workshop and spending my days working on the several commissions that I have lined up in there. 

Apart from Sunday mornings when I will be running around like a headless chook barking at my husband and kids if they dare mess up anything already tidied for the dreadly weekly open homes we are about to subject ourselves to!

xx Karen


  1. love those stools! they are awesome!!! can't wait to see you chic them up!

  2. Congrats on the big upcoming changes! You will be a very busy woman for a while. Love the stools and can't wait to see what you do with them!


  3. I hope the open houses go well and that there won't have to be too many of them! :) The stools are really cute, too!

  4. Ooh, what groovy chairs. Can't wait to see the afters of them all.
    Good luck with selling your house. Have you found a new place you like? Very exciting!!

  5. Are you moving town too? I hope you aren't moving too far and that I haven't missed the opportunity to come and visit sometime. :(
    All the best with selling. I gather the market is fairly slow at the moment.