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Friday, 17 April 2009


We have a liking for 50's and 60's furniture and over the years have collected pieces of Ercol, dining chairs, a rocker and armchair and a coffee table. We recently bought a sideboard. The most desired Ercol is that made in light elm and beech and what many people don't know is that the furniture made in dark varnished wood is just the same underneath and easily rubbed down.This side board was less than a quarter the cost of a light coloured one, and after my husband rubbed it down it is exactly the same.(I forgot to take a before photo) We have recently bought an Ercol Daybed, designed in the 50's by Lucian Ercolani which we are going to rub down, make new cushions for and put in our study to double up as a sofa and spare guest bed. I have added some photo's of some revamped Daybeds as well as the one we have bought. I will post 'after' photo's when it is finished.


Vashti said...

wow mum where did you get these? I love them. the day bed is the same as the one where we had the womens retreat. whats that place called agin???

lindsey said...

West Watch. We have bought the old one and will collect is when we have time, the others are how we want it to be when it is finished. we have bought some nice 60's style fabric to make new cushions, just have to get some new foam. We got the side board just after Christmas.xxxx

Just a little something from Judy said...

I never heard of this furniture, but I like it. It looks like it is sturdy and will last a long time. I really like the side board.