Found My Office Chair

Check out one of the pieces I got at my Wednesday furniture auction:

A vintage office chair that's actually really comfortable.



I love the way it looks from behind with all that gorgeous wood!



I'm going to keep the pretty tufting when I reupholster the piece next month. I'm thinking a charcoal linen would be pretty.



Other than that, a little Bar Keeper's Friend for the rusted steel and some Restor-A-Finish for the scratch up veneer, and this chair will look great in my new office (which is technically just one half of our new living room! :)

55 comments:

pve design said...

I wonder if you could add wheels to pimp your office ride?
pve

Black Zebra said...

What a cool find! Can't wait to see the finished, up-holstered product!

nkp said...

You really do snag the best finds! That is beautiful and will be all the more so once you get your talented hands on it. Charcoal linen-yes!

Bonjour from Switzerland! said...

Oh wish I could attend whatever auction you went to! Great find!

Hello Lover... said...

Great find!

Melissa said...

That is SPIFFY. I can't wait to see--are you planning to do the upholstery, or have it done for you?

Kim@Chattafabulous said...

Great find! Please post after photos!

Corinne said...

Ooh baby... that is awesome!

A Perfect Gray said...

a beautiful piece, lucky girl...

Dagny @ Scandinavian Chic said...

It'll definitely be fabulous!! Do you think it's Danish?

Vanessa@decor happy said...

You always finds the most amazing pieces of furniture. Can't wait to see the after.

Bryn said...

Gorgeous!!

Shannon @ What's Up Whimsy said...

What a unique looking chair? I really think the charcoal linen is going to look amazing. Can't wait to see the final product!

LG said...

Completely and Utterly JEALOUS !That chair is so fabulous. Cant wait to see what you do with it! Please post the after pics!

Joanna Goddard said...

i love it!

Michelle @ Sweet Something said...

Neat! I can't wait to see the reveal!

hthr said...

that's an amazing chair! congrats on your find!

Londen @ Sixty-Fifth Avenue said...

WOW! That is the coolest office chair!! It looks really comfy too.
Can't wait to see it after its makeover.
I posted our fairy garden you might find fun for your girls.

Pam @ bibbidi-bobbidi-beautiful said...

So cool! I'm helping a friend reupholster some dining chairs and we've decided they need new foam. Will you reuse the existing foam or replace? Any good sources for foam?

Life and Style: A to Z... said...

Cannot wait to see the finished product! Love the idea of linen!

Good luck!

Sophie said...

What a great find! It's so different with the wood back. Love it


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Ambrosiabags said...

SO jealous! Isn't this George Mulhauser's lounge chair for plycraft?
I have been dying for one of these!!

Simply A Farmer's Wife said...

Love your chair! Can't wait to see the finished product!!

priscilla said...

I think Ambrosiabags is right. That is a famous chair. You should search for the matching ottoman. Great find.

alison (semi-fab lane) said...

love this chair- can't wait to see the end result!

Aimee@ the Fuctional Space said...

Love it! Can't wait to see it when you get it all spiffed up!

Sarah said...

So cool! I can't wait to see what you do with it! Now if only I could find its twin for my office...

Sheila said...

LOVE this chair! Great find!

Maggie Rose said...

Love that it won't look out of place in the living room too (sooo much better than a "regular" office chair.

I think the linen will look gorgeous.

I'd love to read a post of your suggested tools of the trade for touching up vintage furniture. You mentioned a few here but I'd love a full rundown!

Ephemeral Evidence said...

Wow! I cant wait to see the finished product!

Lindsay Edward said...

What a fantastic chair! I'm green with envy. I love that combination of leather and wood. I can't wait to see the finished product!

Christina @ greige and My Sparrow said...

Just lovely! It should will be beautiful in grey linen.

becky d said...

Tell us what the price was!

Jenny at LGN said...

The best price there is: FREE!!

Someone bought a big lot of furniture at the auction yesterday and didn't want the chair (probably bc the vinyl is ripped?). I gladly took it off his hands!!

I did a little googling and it is a pretty pricey chair (when it's in perfect condition). Another commenter was right in that it's a mid-century plycraft chair. I wish it had come with the little tufted ottoman, but that's not a big deal since I am going to use it as a desk chair.

PVE - I think I just might add casters! Just to make it a little more functional. I know it's not staying true to the original design, but neither is charcoal linen upholstery and using a lounger as a desk chair. I'm not one to take design too seriously anyway. Form and function baby.

Lauren Corbyn said...

That. Is. Beautiful.

Ambrosiabags said...

This is fantastic, Jenny! What an amazing (and FREE) find! :) I can't wait to see what you do with it-casters, linen, all polished up...this will look amazing when you're done and will be such a fabulous addition to your office/living room. (yay! I'm embarrassingly excited for you!) :)

TellaLuca said...

Love it!

Erin said...

When you re do this piece post a tutorial on how you do it with the tufting please please please!

Athena said...

Oh. my. gosh. I am insanely envious!!! I have wanted this exact chair for many moons, sigh:) I cannot wait to see how it turns out after the upholstery job!

The Broad said...

Oh I really like that chair !
You will be so comfortable.. you will be inspired much more now, with such a cushy chair to do your thinking in :)

Katie said...

Super cool -- can't wait to see the after!!

Ebony said...

Can't wait to see what you do with this! I have been browsing your blog and would love to be able to add it to my blogroll. When I click subscribe - blogger, it just gives me a weird site enabling me to make a button out of your photos. I dunno whats going on. Can you let me in on how to follow your blog? Thanks!

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Kelly Galvin Robson said...

How fabulous! Can't wait to see what you do with it, Jenny!

have a great weekend!

Michelle (Three Men and a Lady) said...

What a fabulous find! It seems like a fun departure from your style but what do I know? I'm on pins and needles to see what you do with it!

style-for-style said...

can't wait to see the after!!!
do you reupholster your self? or hire someone?

Stephanie Sabbe said...

jenny! I LOVE it. It's like an Eames Lounge chair and task chair in one. So perfect. better find than I would have ever imagined

Anonymous said...

How do you such great things on Craig's List? I spend a decent amount of time pouring over lists of home items, but a lot of it seems like junk. Do you search for specific things, or do you just sift through all of the listings on a regular basis? I love your ability to reinvent things!

bink and boo said...

Now THAT is a find.

LifeBegins@Thirty said...

I think charcoal linen sounds perfect. Something masculine would be nice.

domestikatedlife.com said...

Can't wait to see the "after" !

Stefanie said...

I love to see the transformations you do...it's amazing to me because I have terrible 'vision' when it comes to this kind of stuff. I can't wait to see how this one comes together!

Mari Anne said...

I have a similar Mulhausen chair (with the ottoman). I have wanted to re-upholster it, but the least I have been able to find someone to do it for is 300 dollars!! That's without the leather hide! It'll be worth it though because it is so amazingly comfortable--mine reclines, too!

Sydney said...

I grew up with a chair and ottoman exactly like that in perfect condition. My sister got it from my mother and reupholstered it and it lost a lot of value, but that's because it was in perfect condition. What a great find!

Office chair said...

Honestly speaking I have seen such chair for the first time. Did you placed an order for it to make it customize?? Because I don't think we can find it out in the market.

Ann said...

I found one just like that for my brother's apartment! We reupholstered it in white leather. I love that chair!

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