There’s been a hole next to the brown slip-covered chair in our living room for far too long.
We need some sort of side table in there, and we need it fast.
No Ikea, or even Target, for this item.
We wanted something one-of-a-kind. Ohhh, and in the 30-100 dollar range. (Truth be told….as close to 30 as we can get it)
Our quest for a side table led us to a couple of our usual haunts; White Elephant Antiques and LuLa B’s both on Industrial.
Our first find is this brown wooden blanket chest. Someone added casters….and a handle.
I can think of a half dozen places this would work in our house.
How about this old stainless medical table? I would imagine it’s from the 30’s or 40’s.
It would be awesome on the side of a guest bed? Maybe a little tall next to a chair.
Any clue what this is?
It’s a Galvanized Egg Incubator. The tag says it’s almost 100 years old.
Not much for storage, and pretty steep in the price ($250…OUCH)…….But man, what a conversation piece.
There were 2 of these rolling Industrial “carts?”. Not sure what the holes are for……documents, maybe….or power tools?
And it’s kinda cool that they are open on 3 sides.
This Teal-green Coleman Icebox is one of my favorite finds of the day.
Jamie was a little hesitant.
It’s shorter than we wanted, but we can keep blankets inside it. The color is stunning too. Did I mention that this was the cheapest piece we looked at? 40 bucks.
And speaking of Green. How about this flecky-green metal box?
It’s a little short too, but I may be willing to live with that.
This little red school desk has charm for days.
We are both pretty sure that we had desks exactly like this back in first grade.
The opening is a great place to stash books. No wheels….but how perfect is that cheery-red color? Pretty perfect.
This vintage chrome bar cart, with faux-wood shelves, is just great.
It may be a little tall, and the price is a little steep for the condition it’s in.
This thing is just amazing.
Some sort of industrial table with drawers. We love the red color and it reminds us of Erector sets. It weighs an absolute ton……a TON I tell you.
If it’s unique we want…….I don’t think we could ever find another one like it.
This rolling storage cart is very cool.
Love the shelf on the bottom, and the fact that it has closed storage too.
But it may be a little …..too rustic.
And here’s another contender of a rolling cart.
This one actually looks like it was intended as a side table. Probably because it is.
It’s also the most responsible, mature piece we considered.
I’m in love with the mirror top and the slatted shelf. Of course, this one has casters too…..although they’re brass.
It’s in excellent shape.
So, which piece did we choose?
Pretty obvious, Isn’t it?
The red school desk.
…and we couldn’t be happier.
I hope we picked your favorite too.
But don’t be surprised if one of those other pieces makes its way into our home later.
I want to go shopping with you guys!!
We hit a half dozen places today…prepping for a holiday decor surprise. I’ve said too much already. More to come on that in December.
SO glad you chose the desk! Now I want one!
Isn’t it just …..well…..ummm…..cute? That RED!!!!! I mean, come on. How could we resist?
If you hadn’t bought it I would have driven to Texas and bought it myself! Small Town Colorado just doesn’t have that kind of treasure in our thrift stores! Great find!
That’s the one I would have chosen as well! It looks fantastic ! Can’t wait to see your Christmas decor! Take care!
Thanks Kim, we are so anxious to start. Jamie wants to set up outside lights this weekend (but keep them off ’till December…because we’re not tacky) but it’s raining like it did in Biblical times.
I actually own 2 of those- which means you and I both have amazing taste! 🙂 Love the red. So good!
Omg, I was about to say the red desk or the trunk. I have a great old desk but it isn’t red. It would also look great with an Indian blanket folded and put inside if you want a change.
I knew you would choose the little red desk! It is so Cavender Boys.
LOL — this post was a little like a mystery novel! The suspense! But I digress. What I wanted to say is I LOVE the red desk. Red + metal + age = havetohaveit! 😉 Fun post!
Of course YOU like the red!!!!
Spoilt for choice! I’d like at least 5 of those. You’d better be quick if you plan to buy more – every one in your area will be heading out for a spot of shopping today.
Love the desk! And isn’t the second item down a typewriter table? My mother has a similar item.
Is it a typewriter table??? Even cooler!!!!