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.