Hi there loyal Uncle Atom reader! I won't recite all the reasons Uncle Atom has been wallowing in lameness this past month, but I needed to take a break.
Project wise, I haven't finished anything new, and I haven't gotten out to any sales either.
But, I do have a few photos I can share.
I mentioned before I had quite a haul from the estate sale where I got the vintage fridge.
Here's the white vinyl love seat. It was part of a set that included a turquoise sofa, and orange and turquoise chairs, all of which were bought by others at the sale.
The wood is in pretty nice shape, and the cushions don't have any tears, just a little wear in a couple of places.
The previous owners had this in the basement party room, and I had the joy of cleaning off a pretty heavy layer of old cigarette smoke. Mr. Clean erasers did a nice job overall.
I also used the erasers on this white Stiffel tension pole lamp, which was also coated in smoke.
Once I went over the pole and lamps with the eraser, the yellowish tint was all but gone. I like the difusers in this lamp.
This last item came from eBay.
I stumbled across this tension pole designed to hold an old tube-style portable television, and I had to have it. Luckily there was no bidding competition.
A "portable" TV would hang by it's handle from the two brass hooks (I've inverted them here to loop over the top of this TV), and the base sat on a flat piece of metal sticking up from the lower part of the pole. I managed to use some strong hook and loop webbing and mounting screws on the back of the flat screen TV to get it mounted to the pole. I have another piece of hook and loop holding the base of the TV to the flat metal piece.
So far no issues, although I'd really like to clean up the look of the back of the TV. If I really get ambitious, I might try to cover the black TV edges with a light wood grain or some other color besides black. I'll have to ponder that - don't want to ruin the TV with something that would look cheesy. For now, it's kinda nice to have a working TV in the Rumpus Room again.
Whatever on earth did we do before magic erasers!?!?! I live by those things! Great finds and I love that tension pole TV holder...sooo cool!ReplyDelete
I would love to hang a piece of art instead of a tv. I hope I can find one too.ReplyDelete
Look around and you'll find one eventually. Good luck!Delete
Some great stuff you got there! My sister had a set very much like the white settee you bought. Hers was in pink and aqua. That was probably in the early 60's and I can still picture it well!! Great idea for the tension pole. OOH that Stiffel pole lamp is just beautiful!! I also love that little blond record cabinet in your pic. GAWD how I love blond furniture!!!!ReplyDelete
Great tip for the Mr Clean erasers, I might need it.ReplyDelete
I think I need to get a flat tv on a pole! That is genius! You are very handy
Thanks Vonlipi, I try. I'll be bugged by the clumsy way the TV attaches to the pole until I can figure out something better.Delete
My gosh! I have never seen a pole for a TV set, how neat. The love seat is fab too, it looks GREAT with your basement floor!ReplyDelete
Thanks Mick, I really like the love seat where it's positioned. I'm still about two chairs too many in the Rumpus Room, but it's hard to part with any of them.Delete