As an upholsterer, I often get asked, what are some of the strangest things I have found in a lounge? I have two strong memories from my apprentice days. As an apprentice, stripping furniture is definitely the job you do the most and I quite enjoyed that demolishing stage of the recovery. We would see our fair share of quirky items, quite commonly knitting needles and crotchet hooks.
I was baffled, however, when I found nine pairs of nail scissors in the one small armchair. As the owner of this chair, surely they would have wondered if there was a nail scissor gremlin that kept snatching their scissors? I would have throw in the towel and let the nails grow!
But the item that really captured my imagination was in a club lounge with lovely wide arms. As I was unpicking the outside arm, I pulled out what looked to be a rag, but it kept coming and kept coming. On closer inspection, it appeared that the rag was infact a pair of old white pants with the button up flap at the front/back. Now, I am no historian, but they were old, and they had been stuffed, purposefully into the arm of this lounge. Club lounges are infamous for swallowing up loose objects, but this was extreme.I wondered what scenario involved a man or woman to stuff a pair of pants down the side of their lounge, as these would not simply fall down the gap. I will leave that up to your imagination! as I guess we will never know.