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Sep 22, 2011

Eames Lounge Gets an Unexpected Makeover

created at: 09/20/2011

The Eames lounge chair is a standard in many a manly room. It's welcoming shape, perfect height, and oh-so-essential ottoman make it a main supporter, but not a major focal piece in any room. It does it's job, and it does it well, but doesn't demand attention...well, other than when you have someone over for the first time and they say, "Oh my gosh, you have an Eames lounge?!"

Which is why Ana's makeover of a chair she knabbed for free and an ottoman she found for $10 is so unexpected...and yet, kinda works.   And...boom:

So, yeah, it's pink. That's not crazy manly. But, it was recovered with a thrifted Guatemalan hammock, and, I repeat, the chair only cost the owner ten bucks. So, here it is, submitted for your approval to demonstrate what can always be done with a little creativity, even to a classic.

Ever since I found my knock-off Eames lounger (and paid ten bucks for the stool) I've never been fully happy with it. I mean, I like it and it's comfortable but it's also vinyl and a knock-off.  I will most likely never own the real deal, I'm just not that fancy and having the knock-off around was a reminder of that, a small voice saying "you're just not that fancy"....what, your chairs don't talk to you?

In Which I Transform My Chair

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Ty on Sep 22, 2011:

Always thought these were a bit over-rated by mid century enthusiasts.  This is a wonderful surprise and nice spin on an old chair.


Solana on Sep 22, 2011:

This is absolutely stunning! ~Solana