Saturday, March 31, 2012

$500 - Danish Teak Floating Top Desk


Floating top desks are one of my true obsessions. Mine (which I am sitting at right now!) was scavenged from, you guessed it, Craigslist. In fact, it's almost identical to today's find, except that the 'back' of my desk has three compartments rather than the one large and long space you see on this one. Here's mine with the Erik Buck chair that it miraculously came with...

If you're in the market for a simple yet functional desk, this may be perfect for you. The simple lines, tapered legs, and space between the top surface and the drawers (thus 'floating') make these desks seem lighter and less bulky than most desk options, making it great for small and simple spaces. Mine is placed against a wall, but imagine if you had the space to place yours in an area that made the back compartment visible (as it was meant to be) - think of the display opportunities!

From experience, I know the drawer space isn't huge, but the surface area on top is ample and inviting. Another thing to consider when looking to purchase these desks is their size - my desk fits me nicely (I'm 5'8"), but G (who is 6'4") can't even fit his legs all the way underneath! He looks like a clown in a clown car when trying to do any work at it.

Also, if this desk is like mine, its assembly is unique. Believe it or not, IKEA wasn't the first to come up with compartmentalized assembly. All of the pieces are separate - each drawer box will be attached separately to two legs, the back compartment is probably separate, and the top will be what holds it all together (which means you should NEVER pick this desk up by the top! Always move by holding the drawer boxes). Over time, after many times of assembly and disassembly, all of the connections can be damaged and worn. If you go take a look, ask about the connections (do they even know how it comes together?) and examine the desk for random holes where they might not belong. On mine, someone along the way got confused and drilled two new holes on the bottom!

If this desk is in good shape (can you believe that it still has the keys?!), I'd say this is a fairly good price. I've seen the same desk at Millennium retailing for $700. Buy this desk knowing that it will be a centerpiece of your furniture collection, something that you plan on keeping and cherishing for a long time...

Let me know what you think!!

28" W x 57" L x 29" H

Friday, March 30, 2012

Phenomenal Finds Friday!


Check out my weekly Friday post, Phenomenal Finds, over at Prince of Petworth for today's Listed District finds (posts today at 3:15pm).

Today's theme? Seating!

Pic via someecards...perfect for every occasion.

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Antiques in Manchester, Saturday March 31

Has anyone heard of this seemingly awesome event? I came across this add on CL, and am dying to go...!! Anyone been before or planning on going?

From the looks of the website, this "open air upscale antiques market open to the public" looks like it's Listed District heaven. Check out their website for more info...

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

$60 - Danish Modern Chair

Love the shape, especially those arms. I've seen this chair before - I think it's American made (please correct me if I'm mistaken!). If you're interested, be sure to take a close look at the caning - replacing that stuff can be above the average person's pay grade...

$95 - MCM Slat Bench/Table

Oh yes, please. One of those white end pieces is a padded vinyl seat, the other is laminate. The seller admits that piece needs some work, but, it's worth a look!

6ft long x approximately 17 inches

$100 (each) - 10 Breuer Chairs

Bauhaus legends for the serious collector...

Saturday, March 24, 2012

$20 - Not your Grandmother's Desk Chair

Good Lord. I never thought that the words "adorable" and "industrial" would go together - but, in this case, it appears that they do! I'm in love.

$45 - Industrial Modern Side Chair

Great industrial chair...the rust works! Follow the link in the ad to several other pieces the seller is offering.

Danish Collection

Several interesting items - inquire with seller for prices.

$50 - Squeaky Clean Mid Century Ottoman

Very nice.

4" long x 16" wide, 14" high

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Phenomenal Finds Friday!


Check out my weekly Friday post, Phenomenal Finds, over at Prince of Petworth for today's Listed District finds (usually posted around mid-day).

Today's theme? Southern Fried Furniture!

Pic via someecards...perfect for every occasion.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

$400 - Factory Cart, Slate-top coffee table

Looks really cool - not sure if the price might be a bit steep? But, it is quite unique and the sellers says it was custom made...your call.

Friday, March 16, 2012

$250 - LONG MCM desk

"Dear Lord Baby Jesus, lying there in your...your little ghost manger, lookin' at your Baby Einstein developmental...videos, learnin' 'bout shapes and colors..."

This is amazing. Buy it. Buy it. Buy it. Anyone with a home office needs this. I feel like my friend ANDREA (Andrea are you reading this?!...I know you are...) needs this for her home office...!

$50 - Mod Chair


Thursday, March 15, 2012


Check out my weekly Friday post, Phenomenal Finds, over at Prince of Petworth for today's Listed District finds (usually posted around mid-day).

Today's theme? Spring gardening accoutrements!

Pic via someecards...perfect for every occasion.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

$20 - Vintage Camera Collection

...Just add hipsters.

Billy, Univex Uniflash, Brownie Super 27, Polaroid Square Shooter, Comet 105 mm, Kodak Brownie Hawkeye, Kodak instand "The Handle," Sears Easi-Load, Rollex 20, Kodak Instamatic 100.

$220 - MCM Dresser

blah blah blah...I'm not in a writing mood. Someone else say something about this lovely dresser....please.

$75 - Live Edge Bench/Table

36"L x 11"D x 15-1/2" H

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Industrial Stools!

Both of these have some great industrial character. Toledo stools are always a favorite of mine - G and I have a great one at our bar. Anyone that ever took an art class in high school or college probably remembers these (and probably can't believe how much people pay for them nowadays...). Love this description from interiors blog Lilly & Rose:

"The company that designed the Toledo stool was originally a bicycle company that changed to making furniture as cars began to take over. The Toledo Metal Furniture Company’s furniture was designed to stand up to rugged conditions. These stools, designed in the early 1900s, were created with schools, industrial shops and tradespeople in mind. Their charming silhouettes and mix of bent wood and metal create a look that can go vintage industrial, mid-century modern, traditional or contemporary.

The Toledo stool is a classic piece with an industrial aesthetic that can work in just about any style of room."

$100 seems fairly are a few from around the interwebs...
The cheapest one on Etsy is listed for $175.
Here's a similar one on eBay listed for $100...but eBay = shipping.

The other stool, though it doesn't have a back, is still super sweet and touts and cheaper price tag.

$100 - Toledo Stool:

$45 - Painter's Stool:

$25 - Satellite View of DC

This is very, very cool...and very, very cheap. Everyone needs to sport a little love for their city right?

G and I (along with TONS of other people, I know) love our DC Ork gets tons of compliments and we've ordered them as gifts more times than one.

35" x 35"

Friday, March 9, 2012

Incredible DeRosa Primato 8 Speed Campy Record Fantastic - $2000

What a beauty..

Phenomenal Finds Friday!

TGIF, Washingtonians!

Check out my weekly Friday post, Phenomenal Finds, over at Prince of Petworth for today's Listed District finds (usually posted around mid-day).

Today's theme? Barrister bookcases!

Pic via someecards...perfect for every occasion.

$250 - Metal Tanker Desk w/ Chair

AWESOME price for a desk/chair combo! Manufactured by Statesman, probably 1950s/60s. I actually really like the beige's a nice departure from the more common gray steel color.

60w x 30d x 29.5h

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Vintage Nishiki Colorado - $100

Best CL ad I have seen in a while, reasonable price, witty seller, good quality bike that needs a little bit of work to make it an awesome ride..I can see my buddy Greg riding this bike and that means tall.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

"Evenings are best, but if I am on a Ghost hunt, I will have to call you back."

No, FOR REAL. This is for real...

Your new Ghost Hunting Kit includes:
1- Brand new case (locking and has shoulder strap)
1-EMF detector (same one Ghost hunters use on TV show)
1-Motion sensor
2-Motorola walkie talkies (high end models)
1-IR-Gun-S Industrial Infrared Thermometer
2-Voice recorders (RCA and Sony) w/USB connections and large HDs
1-LED flashlight

Best of all, the seller gives you a thoughtful heads-up on his availability:
"Evenings are best, but if i am on a Ghost hunt, I will have to call you back."

Lily Tomlin Would be Jealous

Um...yes, please.

I could own this and pretend like I was a cast member of 9 to 5...?

Still Listed - Pair MCM Chrome Lamps

I posted about these fabulous chrome lamps in early February...they're still listed and I really think someone should snap them up.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

$225 - World Market Industrial Coffee Table

New at World Market, this table is priced at $289. I feel like it better be in excellent condition to only have been discounted $65...?

Still Listed - Pair Lane Side Tables

Still listed, with no price change - $150. But, considering the name (even Lane tables are pretty common these days), I think it's not too bad of a price if they are in good condition.

$65 - Teak/Walnut (?) Coffee Table

Great, simple lines. It looks like you could spruce this table up really easily with a good cleaning and a little bit of furniture wax. Really reasonable price.

48" - 39" across, 20 - 22" wide, and 15.5" tall.