Before & After: The Mingo Masterpiece

published Dec 11, 2014
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Tanya did something amazing to find exactly what she was looking for: she asked. She posted a want ad to her local classifieds and lo and behold, someone was looking to unload this beauty. We bet the seller wants it back now! Check out the transformation.

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From Tanya:

I wanted it so much, I didn’t even haggle (she was asking $250). I saved up, and then spent $400 on a professional upholstery job. Years later, this is still a favorite chair. It’s lived all over my house: guest room, master bedroom, and now the living room. Since having it recovered, I’ve been on the search for a mate for it (pairs of chairs seem to elude me). I recently found out that this chair is designed by Yngbe Ekstrom, and made in Sweden in the late 1950s. It’s called the Mingo. I certainly feel better about spending the money to have it professionally recovered, but now I realize I’ll probably never find a mate for it.

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Thank you Tanya!