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FURNITURE restoration


MAGGÝ'S MAIN INTEREST IS RENOVATING MID-CENTURY MODERN FURNITURE, HOUSEHOLD FURNISHINGS AND EVEN ELECTRICAL APPLIANCES

Tekk og vintage hópur á Facebook

The largest Icelandic group on Facebook dedicated to Tekk and vintage furniture and household items. Maggý is the owner of the group and the group counts around 25 thousand members.
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Gula kommóðan

A DRESSER DRAWER THAT WAS PURCHASED AT THE SALVATION ARMY CASTLE WHEN THE OPERATION WAS RELOCATED. THE CHEST OF DRAWERS WAS IN A BAD CONDITION, SO IT WAS DECIDED TO PAIN IT IN A GOLDEN COLOR AND TREAT THE PEGS WITH WOOD STAIN IN A TEAK COLOR.

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Fuzzy

ORIGINAL FUZZY CHAIR WHICH MAGGÝ RECEIVED AS A GIFT. THE LEGS HAD BEEN LACQUERED SEVERAL TIMES SO THE LACQUER HAD TO BE STRIPPED OFF USING CHEMICAL MEANS. THE SHEEPSKIN IT WAS BOUGHT FROM HEIMASKINN AT BRUARFOSS IN BORGARNES. LEGS WERE LEFT  IN THE ORIGINAL WOOD COLOR.

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Ketill

A KETTLE THAT WAS BOUGHT AT THE GÓÐI HIRÐIRINN. THE ALUMINUM WAS POLISHED AND THE TEAK HANDLE WAS POLISHED AND OILED.

DESIGN:PICQUOT WARE K3, MANUFACTURED BY BURRAGE & BOYS AROUND 1950

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Stóra kommóðan
Stóra Kommóðan

TEAK CHEST OF DRAWERS RECEIVED AS A GIFT FROM A RELATIVE. THE WOOD WAS SUN-FADED AND DRY AND REQUIRED TO BE TREATED WITH WOOD STAIN TO RESTORE THE DESIRABLE TEAK COLOR. THE DRESSER WAS THEN OILED AND HAS NOW BECOME A PRIZED POSSESSION.

DID SOME REPURPOSING. THE CHEST OF DRAWERS, PURCHASED AT GÓÐI HIRÐIRINN, WAS REPURPOSED TO BECOME A BATHROOM FIXTURE. IT WAS FINISHED IN A TEAK COLOR, AND A CUSTOM BUILT LOAD-BEARING STRUCTURE WAS INSTALLED IN THE BACK. THE PEGS WERE REMOVED AND THE CHEST TREATED WITH A WATER-RESISTANT POLYURETHANE VARNISH. FINALLY THE ITEM WAS MOUNTED TO THE WALL AS A BATHROOM FIXTURE.

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Services available

On June 5, 2017, Maggý had an idea that there was a need for a group on Facebook to buy and sell vintage furniture and household items, but also to create a platform to discuss these things and everything that follows, so the group was born.

Maggý has published a guide on how best to behave when planning to refurbish vintage furniture.Those instructions can be found here.

Throughout these 6 years, maggy has personally advised the members of the group many times and visited the members several times to advise them. It was in 2023 that Maggý made the decision to offer that people could book a visit where Maggý could guide or undertake to repair the furniture themselves. This may sound strange but there is a need for this service and people are willing to pay for an expert opinion. Don't hesitate to contact maggy and see if she can help you with your conservation projects.

Bókaðu vitjun
  • RÁÐGJÖF VARÐANDI VINTAGE HÚSGÖGN

    27,700ISK
     
    • Vitjun í heimahús.
    • Til að fá ráðleggingar um meðhöndlun tekkhúsgagna
  • BOOK A CONSULTATION WITH MAGGÝ

    27,700ISK
    Get tips on restoring Mid-Century Modern furniture
     
    • A visit from Maggý, for however long it may take
    • Book a visit to your house (or your garage) for a consult
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Here you can leave a message to Maggý regarding math tutoring, web design or just about anything as long as it is fun!

Thank you for your message! I will get back to you soon.

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