Touching base

July 15th, 2009

Looks like we got ourselves a little project a-brewing!

I sold the old dining room tulip chairs in order to fund the purchase of six brand spanking new Eiffel bases. I picked them up today and couldn’t be happier.

I found a well priced source via ebay that was AMAZINGLY located just about an hour away from The Brick House. Instead of paying for shipping I just drove over and picked up a set of six black Eiffel bases. They sellers seem like a nice small business that manufactures all sorts of different styles of Eames bases including a selection of wide mounts, rockers, cats cradle and other bent wire based furniture products.

The WEIRDEST thing was that this Ebay seller was located right across the street from my family’s recently defunct boat business. *SPOOKY*

At least I got to stop by and say hello to my mom.

This set is going to be so f*ing awesome.

A little wet sanding, shock mount repositioning and Penetrol rub down and we should be in business.


Posting will probably be very lite round the old Brick House bloggity. Buying chair bases is how I just spent my one day off of work this week…and I’ve had 3 days off (total) since June.


I’m getting crazy withdrawal from not visiting any thrift stores in over a month. When is September coming again? Oh man, this is going to be a lllllloooooonnnnggggg summer.

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  1. Hanna and Daniel on 07/15/2009:

    Looking gooood!
    Tulips are hard to beat but looks like Eames did.


  2. maya on 07/15/2009:

    ohh that i awesome dude!
    i have to get me some of those or my set, the shipping will kill me, right?.. and i have to sell a few things in order to buy these!
    what am i going to do without you on the east cost ha? 🙁

  3. Katie on 07/15/2009:

    thanks for the resourse! although with shipping i don't know if i'd be saving all that much… can't wait to see it all together!

  4. Alison on 07/15/2009:

    Nice! These are going to look so great.

  5. Jessica on 07/15/2009:

    I feel you on all the working…

    These really are going to look awesome when you get finished…

  6. FROM THE RIGHT BANK on 07/15/2009:

    Congrats on these. I've never seen anyone put these together so I'm looking forward to seeing what you do.

  7. googiemel on 07/15/2009:

    It's feast or famine with work, isn't it? I'll take the extra hours while they're dishin' em out, even if I die of exhaustion, but I definitely know how you feel in that regard!!

  8. THE BRICK HOUSE on 07/15/2009:

    I wish the extra hours = extra $$$.
    nope. the joys and sorrows of salaried employment.

  9. Christy on 07/15/2009:

    Your dining room is looking fabulous! And what a great choice of chair (and base) for the space. Any plans for the hutch vignette? You seem to switch it around all the time. I do the same thing, its an obsession – trying to perfect the art of styling.

  10. geek details on 07/15/2009:

    Love the new chairs! They're going to look awesome in your dining room!

  11. A. Leman Steinberg on 07/16/2009:

    looking goood. i think your bases look better than the pictures you posted earlier. can't wait to see the finished product!

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