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Matthew + Bobbie Fisher midcentury living room
 

Matthew + Bobbie Fisher

Moving from their 1880's row house downtown, the Fisher's greatest challenge was in furnishing their new digs. "This home was much larger than our previous home and our existing furniture wasn’t really a good fit," Bobbie explains, "This house really dictates what kinds of furnishings will work in it. "

Driven by the home's inherent style and her own determination, Bobbie turned to auctions and flea markets to outfit the spaces. Much to her surprise, she had the furnished within a year.

The bookshelf is an unmarked Craigslist find. Combining open shelves with cabinetry keeps the piece from feeling overly massive, and offers an opportunity for Bobbie to display her vintage ceramic collection.

Overman Swivel Chair, vintage
Bertoia Chair, vintage

Adrienne DeRosa Photography © 2013 Houzz
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kennedytarheel wrote:
fixing bertoia diamond chair - I am looking for a company that can laser spot weld some broken welds on my diamond chair. Do you have recommendations in the mid Atlantic region? Thanks!
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Gosh, I don't! But, I think it is an easy fix...search for welders or ask autobody repair shops!
October 16, 2013 at 5:10pm      Thanked by kennedytarheel
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I've learned that the chair needs a TIG welding. Regular welding would leave "gunk" at all the joints that are welded, and laser welding won't hold. However, TIG welding will require the chair to be repainted since the weld is at very high temperature and will discolor the paint at the welded joint. So now I'm researching whether a few broken welds are better than a fix with new paint to retain the value of the chair. Do you have an opinion on that? Thanks!
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Moving into the larger home from their previous 1880s row house meant that a lot of their furniture didn't work. So Bobbie hit auctions, flea markets and Craigslist for new furnishings, including this unmarked bookshelf, which displays her vintage ceramics collection. "This house really dictates what kinds of furnishings will work in it," she says. The Overman swivel chair and Bertoia chair are vintage.

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