Upcycled stool

Upcycled 50s stoolUpcycled 50s stool made in Australia Following from my last post, here is an upcycled stool by Trish. Like the garden tables, the stool has had the original paint finish removed, anti-rust and two new coats of matt black enamel paint applied; and new rubber feet installed. The crappy timber top has been replaced with a new laminated timber seat; very crisp and very modern! The timber has had several coats of polyurethane to seal/waterproof it. The stool is now so groovy you could use it as a table or a stool. Or a piece of industrial sculpture. I’m thinking now I should have styled it with a vase of flowers on top. The upcycled stool is for sale: $AUD125 – or email me to look at Trish’s entire range of upcycled 50s furniture. Buy Now

1920s haberdashery drawers

1920s habberdashery drawersA recent addition to our home.  These haberdashery drawers are made of maple, and were made for McDowells Department Store in Sydney in the 1920s.  McDowells was in George Street, near the General Post Office. I’ve researched the piece, and while the maple was imported from England, it was constructed in Sydney.

There are thirty-two drawers, each divided into 25 compartments with which I am well acquainted, having cut 3″ x 3″ [75mm x75mm] felt squares to line each one. That’s 800 felt squares, people!

The drawers now house all manner of stuffs – plus all my vintage haberdashery items, which is only fitting.  The top is home to an ever changing array of vintage pieces : seen here [from l to r]: brass kookaburra book ends [1920s]; salt fired platter [1980s]; industrial filter flask [1960s] and pottery dog [1990s.] Ok, that last one is retro, not vintage.