August 8, 2014
After I told my client about this vintage chair found at a local shop, she fell in love with it too. The barley twist detail on the arms and legs is just divine. She did not care for the floral fabric and wanted to have the seat recovered as well as have the arm tightened where it was a little loose.
Well, the arm turned out to be a little more intense when I discovered the whole front portion had been cracked in half and glued together, not allowing it to be a very strong joint.
OOPS! Well, after a little thought on this, I put a metal pin in it. From that moment on, I announced that I was going to perform surgery on my little Barley.
After carefully measuring and drilling, I inserted the pin with glue and placed the arm back into place or as I call it “Putting Barley back together again”. I left it in a tight clamp for several days to ensure that arm was not going anywhere.
I selected a red/orange ikat fabric that has a teal accent to recover the seat along with extra batting for comfort.
Now in place in my clients music room, anyone who sits in it can enjoy the sweet sound of her playing the piano.
And, still my favorite part of this chair…the barley twist turnings.
August 6, 2014
Have you ever had a moment in your life when you realize you just need to go for it? At the risk of sounding like an Eminem song, I have come to terms with starting something I have always wanted to do, but always seemed too daunting. But now I am doing it!
So without further ado: (drumroll please) I have opened up an Etsy shop to sell vintage home decor & furnishings as well as hand made and repurposed items for the home by mwah in the future.
This is going to be done in baby steps, and my true dream is to have vintage and repurposed items for the home that I can have in stock for design clients. Perhaps a warehouse full! Ok, I thinking big here, otherwise what is the point, eh? You know, a whole “I Brake for Yard Sales” kind of moment! Mixing vintage with modern has become a part of life for me and I want to incorporate that into my day to day business model.
For right now, this part of Janeane Pittman Interior Design is me and my husband scouring Orange County flea markets, estate sales, garage sales, and thrift stores to curate treasures that fit the modern vintage vibe with a hand crafted feel.
So, please check out the beginnings of what we have found so far and be sure to favorite the Janeane Pittman Design shop to get updates. I will be posting about new listings along the way too. You will notice that I have an affinity for wood, bamboo, rattan, mid century modern, whimsical, and bohemian. So far, I can tell you that everything I have acquired for the shop is something I would put in my own home and it will be a heart breaking moment over and over again when they sell. I know they will be going to good homes, so I am sure the adoption process will not be as hard as I am making it. (smile!)