Friday, March 11, 2011

pink lounge


We came home from the local op shop with this gem of a lounge. Not quiet sure what I was thinking at the time "will I, won't I, arghh... I don't know". In the end we did, and I am so glad it's ours! Now the big clean up begins. I have removed the skirt from around the base (so much dust lurking in there), done some small repairs, a thorough vacuum and now moving onto cleaning the fabric. Happy to say, it is scrubbing up a lot better than I originally thought. Will let you know how it turns out!

3 comments:

Cathy said...

My favourite lounge and fave armchair are both op shop finds.

The armchair was recently the seating prop for the crazybooth at a wedding Ben shot, which we were in the bridal party for (a lot of fun by the way - he's great).

Your pink one is a lovely find! And can't wait to see the loungeroom throw some day too!

xc

Cathy said...

And a follow up question, Naomi...how are you cleaning the fabric?

naomi said...

I hope the wedding was a beautiful day for your friends Cathy, cant wait to see the photos! Your chair would have been a lot of fun for crazy booth!

About cleaning... I took the zip-off seat covers off the chair and got them dry cleaned. They came back today and look great! The foam seat cushions will either get a really good hose and drip dry in sun, or a napisan soak in the bath tub then the hose outside! And because the fabric is a velour most of the dirty marks seem to be sitting on the top of the fabric, so by gently scrubbing with wool wash in warm water the dust/dirt marks are coming out. I am not saturating the fabric though.
It has a bit of a dusty/old person smell about it, but I am hoping with a good airing out that will go.

Our other lounge set is second hand as well, and a bit beyond cleaning. However we love it so much (comfy and stylish... well we think so!) and are thinking of getting them re-upholstered. I would rather spend money on that than replace them.

Did you clean your lounge and armchair when you got them, or were they ok? x