I DO love a good furniture makeover. Take an old ugly torn and worn chair, give it some love with a dose of shellac, fresh foam and some stunning textiles and Voila – it’s fit to live another life. Sounds easy? Not exactly. If you have ever done this yourself you will appreciate the time and patience that goes into furniture restoration. Gary Pennington of Tane Furniture Design clearly has such patience, as he has just released the “Re-Loved” Collection, featuring unwanted and unique mid century pieces that have been painstakingly refurbished into functional and beautiful pieces once again.
When you spend a long time restoring a chair, a relationship with every nook and cranny, knot and splinter develops. So it seems only fitting that Gary has a name for each piece of furniture he works upon. Charlie (above ~ circa 1970) was rescued from a dark warehouse in bad shape. After some tender love and care from the Tane team however, Charlie was re-glued back together and covered in local sustainable hemp based textiles from Ink and Spindle enabling him to again sit proudly in a bright sunny lounge room.
Easy Edna (above) was dry and flaky, lacking support and thirsty for oil prior to her transformation ~ And look at her now!
Others like Mel, Bernie, Fitz and Roy have also earned new makeovers and await new homes, and Gary is currently working on Fat Stan and Slick Rick – He will be releasing their makeovers soon! To see Tane Furniture mid century refurbs, do pop on over to their website.