Thursday, February 5, 2009
WIP - Adventures in Ebay Finds and Reupholstering
I received a somewhat terrifying box of vintage dollhouse furniture from Germany as an ebay win. I really bid on the lot for one or two pieces (a sideboard and a plastic sofa set) and because it was cheap, but when I opened up the box, in addition to the rest of the lot, there was a ton more that the seller threw in, in various states of cleanliness. There was also a somewhat grimy cloth bag filled with tiny accessories and dust and itty bitty baby dolls (eeek!) and dust and well . . . you get the picture. Husband, looking over my shoulder, proclaimed the cloth bag-o-dust "creeptastic" so I threw it in a plastic grocery bag to sort through another day (i.e., never).
The first shot is a picture of the loot, with a few choice items removed already. Those red plastic chairs are nice, as are the side tables. But the rest, including two beds, a rickety bunk bed, a plastic kitchen set and a crib, I may just give a gentle cleaning and then sell off on ebay.
The real unexpected surprise was this sofa/chair set. I'm thinking it could do with some reupholstering (in pink! for the Top Design room!) Maybe I'll repaint or stain the wood frame first though. I was thinking either white or dark brown. Husband wasn't much help in this department, he was much too busy muttering under his breath about how we don't have any more room in the apartment for painting supplies. How about you guys, any thoughts?