Thursday, November 18, 2010
Great Mid Century Desk Find / Fail. ::Shrugg:: Status: Hit "Unique Thrift" Store Instead!
Pretty cool looking desk, right? It was offered up on C-list for a mere 50 bucks! Wow, I though.
I immediately emailed a better offer and got a call back this morning. I made
arrangements to meet took a shower and hit the road. I checked out the desk
when I arrived and was immediately bummed that the left front leg was
unfashionably secured with a mess of exposed wood screws. Oh well, I can deal
with that. I then inspected the drawers for a manufacturer mark. Nothing.
Then I looked under the bottom of the surface for a mark. Ew, sad to say...it
was made predominantly of Particle Board (MDF). Ugh, I had to pass. It was a
50 dollar desk. They luckily had other interested parties in line for the desk.
I'm sure somebody snatched it up today.
I was going to devote this entire post to the "find", but even the best laid
plans...and all that. Instead we get to have a look around Unique Thrift (9715
Saint Charles Rock Rd Saint Louis, MO. Phone: 314-427-0802)! Dustin, the fella
who traded me the cool double sided Lane Desk, found a SWEET
Eero Saarinen Womb chair here a while back for SUPER CHEAP (less than 10
bucks!). Since I had a little time to kill before work I decided to take a peek inside.
Lots of decent stuff in here today.
Cool Patio Table set with Four Chairs for just $45!
Nice (Late '60s?) Mod Cork and Ceramic Lamp. $8.
Not Vintage, But could be Retro in the right hands! $10 each.
Black Angus Electric Rotisserie. You could probably cook an entire Cow in this! $??
Three Danish style chairs. Heavy duty! 3 / $15 (I think, might have been "each")
Another Danish style chair. Would make a great desk chair. $15
Nice '70s Clock. It's not a "Starburst" but It ain't hard to look at either. $7
Three plant life framed art pieces. Kinda Jere like. $I picked these up.
Pretty Planter. Complete with fake plant! $?
Funky Green "Homemade" ashtray. $1.41
Molded plastic "Syroco" plant art. $10
Funky String Art. $?
Ugh, I had to get up early this morning and I'm very tired now. I must sleep. Sorry so Lame!