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Hardoy Butterfly Chairs

Monday, August 24th, 2009

Ahhhhhhhh, the pleasing beautiful symmetry of a matching pair.
*Don’t mind the messy bookcases, they are getting ready for a big change.

I picked up a pair of vintage Knoll Hardoy Butterfly (BFK) Chairs for $60 a pop off of craigslist. Now I have three of these babies. Admittedly an odd amount for one small house.

I dream they will one day be finished off with
leather slings. Like so:


Yummm. Leather.

I’ve found it difficult to source a buttery leather sling that doesn’t cost a fortune. Circa 50 has them, but at $200+ for just one – I’ll have to pass. I may just have to have one fabricated or DIY it.

While I wait for the ultimate leather version to pop up I’m going to use some cheap-o black canvas slings that should arrive shortly through the power of ebay.

So the pair should look like so:


They need a little sanding and a fresh coat of black paint, but in no time they will be BRINGING it (stylewise) to the living room.


Wednesday, August 19th, 2009

Now that the wall unit is sold and gone I’ve got all this open space…

We are counting down the days till the launch of project C.A.H.L.R.S.P.


Touching base

Wednesday, 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.