Sunday, 14 August 2011

Cocktails chairs & powder puff!

I haven't been up to much lately as I only just started working freelance last week and it's taking some adjusting too! I've worked solely for myself for 3 1/2 years and it's kind of weird being accountable to other people, they're all lovely people but it's still weird. It won't take long to get used to it, but it's all consuming at the moment  so I haven't been out to charity shops, car boot sales, or done anything to really talk about.

However last week I saw something on ebay I knew I had to have, but I just didn't have the money before the auction ended. I watched the time ticking down and I knew it would be snatched up cos it was sooo fabulous... But no, no one bid! I have no idea why, although I have to admit you need the correct place to accomodate this particular piece of furniture he he!!

I give you, my new cocktail chair


I love it and it was a real bargain at £15! It's very heavy, very sturdy and also swivels like a proper bar chair should!

Here are a couple of close ups.



I know some people would think this tacky but we LOVE it! Once we clear the stock from the business, we'll be able to move our dining table back into the dining room - which is still the stock room til it's gone - and where the dining table was we're going to create a little cocktail area in the living room, I cannot wait. It'll be a while but when I saw this, it was a sign that it was the right thing to do. It is such quality, the chair itself is really deep and comfortable, I can't wait to sit on it sipping a cocktail in wintertime, I shall have to wear something glam for sure!

Now the only problem with it is that someone has written on the seat with what looks like permanent pen, oh yeah stupid huh? Here's a pic



It's not hideous but obviously I'd like to remove it. The thing is the previous owner said she tried to remove it with normal household cleaner, it's only when you look at a close up pic that you can see this has done a little damage, you can't see this in person, I only saw it when I took the pic. Anyway it clearly didn't work, so dear reader, any clues as to how to get permanent pen off vintage vinyl without damaging it? Any advise would be gratefully received, don't forget I'm in the UK though, so only UK products only please, I only say this as I know US stuff can be amazing, but we just can't get it :o(

So where does the powder puff come in?

Well a couple of weeks ago I treated myself to something I've been wanting to try for ages, Coty Airspun powder, I bought it from ebay in the States and when it arrived I wanted to use it straight away, it smelt divine and looked amazing and I have heard excellent reports about it.

This is just a stock pic, but I was really happy to get it. Sadly it didn't contain a powder puff. I know powder puffs aren't hard to find, but when I went to Boots yesterday for supplies I totally forgot to get one, grrrr. I will let you know when I use it and whether it's as good as everyone says it is.

20 comments:

Dolly Cool Clare said...

I LOVE your new chair! Is is sparkle vinyl too? Fab fab fab! What a bargain! Try a bit of nail varnish remover on a cotton bud for the perm marker. It works on my table!

Straight Talking Mama! said...

It is sparkle vinyl I'm honestly in love can't wait to do the cocktail area! Thanks for the tip, might give that a go

Kitty said...

Can't help you with UK stain removal prods but the chair looks fab!

Vix said...

Gorgeous chair, I'm in love! I'd go with Clare's advice, it worked on our vinyl VW seats a treat.
How annoying about the powder puff, I adore the packaging. x

1950's_atomic_ranch_house said...

Gold sparkle. I love it!!

iLiveinmyLab said...

Oh I *LOVE* the chair!!! But then I am quite addicted to all things sparkle vinyl....

Alix said...

That chair looks a real quality piece and, as you say, is the perfect excuse to put on something glamorous and enjoy a cocktail or three!
x

Kally said...

I'd try nail polish remover too. My boyfriend has pure acetone for his various man hobbies and it will shift almost anything, obviously it's way stronger than commercial polish removers though.

Gorgeous chair!

Sarah said...

I think you can buy the Mr Clean magic erasers there, my husband can get amazing stains off vintage plastic with those. It takes several go-rounds sometimes but it's amazing what we've cleaned off with those. Good luck, it's an amazing chair!!

delia hornbook said...

ooohh you chair is gorgeous and what a bargain so glad you were able to have it. Sounds like life is looking up for you on the job front im so pleased for you ;-)) have fun and i hope the nail polisher remover works for you, dee xx

Miss Magpie said...

Fab chair, well won.

Miss Rayne said...

Coty Airspun has SUCH an evocative scent, my Gran always used it. I often get a whiff when buying vintage clothes that have been in close proximity to a wearer.

La Dama said...

I love when i find bargains on ebay, your chair is gorgeous amor.
Love how coty powder smells, i used to wear ut in the 90's.
Hope you get the stain out.

Living Vintage said...

You could also try a bit of rubbing alcohol. I teach so I have to be able to take off grafiti from my tables. I usually try the alcohol first then the acetone (sometimes the acetone can take off the finish). YOu could test first on a less visible section of chair (underneath) see if it hurts vynl. If you want to try some Mr Clean magic erase and can't get some let me know I can try to ship some out to you.

Andi B. Goode said...

Wow! That is AMAZING. I'm in love.
-Andi x

Helga! said...

Darling,the chair is wonderful! I thought that it was sparkley!!Yum! I do hope you can get that pen mark off,bloody plonka who did that!Cheers! XXX

Zootsuitmama said...

That chair is great! I love that powder, it was what my Grandma used, and I have it, too!

Tallulah May Vintage Socialite. said...

Fab Fab Fab chair such a bargain, luck you.

Tasha said...

Ooooh that IS a fantastic chair! I hope you're able to get the stain out. I'll be curious to see how you like the Coty powder, I've heard good reviews but keep forgetting to check it out!

Michelle said...

I think that is the most awesome lamp I have ever seen.

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