Flickr Find: Restoring an Eames Lounger

Flickr Find: Restoring an Eames Lounger

Jessica Tata
Aug 25, 2009

We came across a Flickr set titled "Project Lounge" that documents the restoration of a weather-worn Eames Lounger that was coming apart at the seams. This is a restoration that we can wrap our minds around--we like seeing DIY projects that we feel like we might be able to tackle. They give us hope and motivation...

theMatt posted photos each step of the way of his restoration project, Project Lounge. He had an Eames Lounger that had seen better days. While it wasn't a complete overhaul, he was dealing with sunbleached and liquid-stained wood with chips in the veneer, broken shock mounts, and torn cushion backs. Not to mention "I'm pretty sure some baby puke has dripped under the seat."

Using oxalic acid to remove the liquid stains, some sanding, and a fresh coat of Danish oil to revive the wood, the chair was starting to look alive again. He then replaced the plastic cushion backs and repaired the bursts at the seams. After replacing the shock mounts, tidying up the rest of the parts and reassembling, he has a gorgeous Eames Lounger! Check out all of the photos of his project here!

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