Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Got It!

Okay, so many of you were rooting for me to get the black lacquer and brass credenza and dying to know if I bought it. Well . . .
I did! Here it is in my messy garage (sorry, the garage is always on the bottom of my list of things to clean). While it is not in pristine condition (it has a tiny chip and some scrapes), overall I think it just needs a good cleaning. Once again, what sold me . . .
These brass handles. And it is indeed Mastercraft. Here's the label on the back . . .
It actually has a slimmer profile than I originally thought which I also really like.
It's sitting in my garage because as I alluded to in my last post, it literally won't fit in my basement room until I move some stuff out. My husband likes it, so I may actually be keeping it. However, I would be willing to sell it for the right price (any 1st Dibs dealers are welcome to contact me for a price). I must tell you, it's probably a miracle it's as in good shape as it is. The shop I bought it from had it stacked under a bunch of frames, mirrors and junk when I returned, and watching them trying to get it out of the shop reminded me of an episode of hoarders . . . things were falling off shelves as they shoved it through a small doorway. Really, I wish I had taken photos but I thought that might be rude.

In other Mid-Century Modern news, I acquired this little beauty from Craigslist . . .
I have been wanting one of these Milo Baughman-style club chairs forever. I wish I had found a pair, but one will work nicely in the corner of my living room. Yes, it's in desperate need of recovering, and my husband has advised me to find a fabric ASAP because he can't look at this orange, yellow and green pattern for very long. 

Here it is from another angle.
I would go with a velvet fabric, but I have chocolate brown velvet slipper chairs in another part of the room. So, I was thinking maybe a linen or linen/cotton blend in a solid color or small-scale print. Anything too busy or too large would detract from the clean lines of the chair. Any thoughts? The other large furniture pieces in the room (sofa and slipper chairs) are very neutral so this might be the perfect opportunity to inject some color/personality.

And in more acquisition news, I hit up Target today to check out their new Missoni line. Did you go? I bought four Missoni items - two things for me and two for my daughter.
I got these Zigzag ballet flats. They're pretty cute and thought they could jazz up a simple winter outfit.
This gold zigzag sweater. The zigzags weren't so in your face and I liked how it was shot through with lurex threads. A little shine never hurts.
This little zigzag sweater mini-skirt for my daughter. 10 to 1, she'll hate it and want it returned.
And these cute rain boots for her. I almost got a pair for myself but decided to pass.
I didn't end up buying any of the Missoni home decor items (shocking, I know), but realized none of the pieces would've jibed with my aesthetic. Bummer. The Target I went to was very picked over by 8:40 a.m. I ran into ModFruGal while wandering around. She always has such great taste and had nabbed some goodies in her cart. When I tried to look online earlier, the Target site put me on a waitlist of sorts to get on the site because of all the traffic. When I did get on a lot of the stuff was already out of stock. Crazy.

I sound like a spendthrift, don't I? I think the wallet is going to be on serious lockdown for a while. Have you made any exciting purchases lately?

Source: Target

22 comments:

a perfect gray said...

awesome scores, babe. you hit it big this time...donna

Leah said...

oh my! super jealous of your credenza & your chair! major scores. can't wait to see your chair reupholstered.

Bri@Meyouandawiener said...

Pretty sure they will re-stock so you can always check later. Someone finally bought that chair! It was in craigslist forever!

Ashley said...

Holy crap, lady! Congrats on bringing the credenza home and don't even get me started on your Baughman-style chair. I am seething with jealousy over here...!

Emily | Recently said...

Yay!!! Glad you nabbed it. If only those dealers had known what I prize they were hiding! As for the chair...is that some pink I spy in the artwork above it? I know my husband wouldn't go for a solid pink chair, but maybe yours would oblige. I remember something about lavendar before in one of your posts. That would be a fun solid as well! Very nice finds!

nkp said...

Woohoo! I'm thrilled you got the credenza. It's a wonderful piece and I know you'll make it shine! But, let's talk about that chair. LOVE IT. I've dreamt of a pair for myself, no lie. A super, amazing, brilliant friend of mine scored a pair from craigslist, for free no less. Check out the transformation here:

http://eyespy.squarespace.com/archive/2009/9/24/look-at-my-makeover.html

Can't wait to see what you do with yours. Kathy!

bluehydrangea said...

That chair is amazing!!! Love it!!!

Naomi@DesignManifest said...

yay! SOOOOO glad you got it.

The enchanted home said...

Great credenza...liking the Missoni goods but am afraid everyone will be wearing it and it might be overkill!

ModFruGal said...

I can't tell you how pleased I am you got the credenza. It's exactly the size & style piece I am looking for, so I was going to find a way to bribe you to tell what shop it was lurking in if you didn't want it!!

I'm still reeling from the mayhem and carnage we saw at Target yesterday...

InteriorGroupie said...

That trunk is absolutely amazing! And so happy you made it to Target to nab some missoni stuff!! So jealous that we don't have it in canada :)

Ceri said...

Great find! Love it so much!

designchic said...

Absolutely love the credenza...fabulous!! So glad you got it ~

SHERRY HART said...

Holy smokes...I mean how could you NOT buy something that cool for $95!!!! I am sure if you wanted to see, you could make a little $$$.
I did not really get the whole Target/Missoni stampede. Crazy.

LindsB said...

WOAH, what a deal on that credenza! I hope someone out there wants it from you for 16k, that would be like winning the lottery- yeah for you!!

Interior Design Musings said...

Wow. I can't wait to see what you do with the credenza. It's fab. M.

Full House said...

Nice chairs and I AM SO glad you went back for black beauty.

Amanda Hill said...

AHHH I just found your blog and it's so amazeballs! So excited to be a new follower! Best find ever...totally jealz. Be back soon for more greatness!

Taylor Greenwalt said...

What a great deal, 95 dollars! Amazing. Can not wait to see it installed.

Kim said...

WHOOHOOOO!!! What a prize! Can't wait to hear what you end up doing with it...and the chair.

Aimee@ the Functional Space said...

Kathy, You should take that skirt from your daughter and have a chic cowl to keep your neck warm this winter!

Sam said...

I bought two of those chairs off craigslist for $50 -- currently in the painful process of recovering them right now! I'll eventually have "After" pics up on my blog: leavethenestuptome.blogspot.com