Tuesday, June 1, 2010
Checks Furniture- Reupholstering
I got super excited about this! When I took off the seat and some of the front upholstery, I could see that the springs were Flex-O-lator springs made in New Castle, Pa! Right where I live now! They are not there anymore, of course, but I just thought it was weird. My grandmother bought this in 1955-57 in Monessen at a high end furniture store called Checks. It's not there anymore, either. They spent 50 years in Belle Vernon. Then she gave them to me. I brought those springs back home to New Castle! I know it's not a very big circuit, but we are not a people much disposed to traveling. I just thought it was neat. Next time I'll tell you some stuff I found out about Monessen.
Sorry about the lack of updates on my art projects, but I'm not doing any of them! I am entirely single-mindedly devoted to this project. I would like to not eat or sleep and just keep doing it until it is done. But I won't, because I'm no longer inflexible like that. Like the time I sent my husband out for Christmas lights after Thanksgiving dinner.... that's not me any more. I make dinner and bathe my kids and play with them outside, and I'm not entirely obsessed with one thing... much.