Wednesday, March 2, 2011
I FINALLY Found the (Nearly) Perfect Chest For The End Of The Bed! Thank You C-List! Status: Well, It's At The End Of The Bed...But Still Empty.
Since the Brasilia footboard I have is a Full size (I've never seen a Queen size Brasilia footboard!) we've never had anything at the end of our bed. Then there are these big metal mounting tabs on the end of the rails that we keep bumping into with our shins. Something was needed.
Edit / Note: Ah Ha! It's from the "Projection" line by Drexel! Apparently designed by John Van Koert.
So I've been looking for a bench or, like this, a blanket chest to place at the end of
the bed to kinda keep us away from those mean, bloodthirsty corners. I didn't think
I'd find anything in the "chest" category that would look cool without some major
modifications but just look. Not only does it "fit the bill" but it matches the Brasilia
style just fine! All this style for just $60 and a drive to Alton Il. where I got to visit
Sharon and her shop George Street Antique Mall. By the way, that Vladimir Kagan
Chromecraft "Unicorn" set is still available there!
My only complaint...well, complaint is too strong a word...issue I guess, is that it's a
bit diminutive. It's like a 4/5ths version of the perfect chest! It works though and I'm
happy with it. I think it's by Lane (it's not...see above), but I'm not sure. I've seen the "leg" style
somewhere before but it's not coming to me. How 'bout some help here!
Check out that date! 1958! This looks amazingly modern for '58. I would have
guessed closer to '68. I guess the legs do have that "rocketship" sorta shape to