Archive for ‘Shabby Chic’

June 15, 2015

It’s Better Than Bad, It’s Good

IMG_3535It’s log, it’s log,
It’s big, it’s heavy, it’s wood.
It’s log, it’s log, it’s better than bad, it’s good.”

Everyone wants a log
You’re gonna love it, log
Come on and get your log
Everyone needs a log
log log log

Ren & Stimpy –Log Song

Even better than one log are two!

Pair of hardwood log stools, nicely done in some sort of hardwood. One bears a partial, stamped brand that reads DK and a four digit number. The other appears unmarked. The tall stool is 22 inches high, the shorter is about 17 3/4.

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April 15, 2015

Mexican Equipale Leather Arm Chair


Here we have an interesting example of the Mexican Equipale pigskin leather chair family. It is constructed of rustic bent and roughly shaped wood splints and covered with leather. Ours has upholstered cushions which are in good condition but perhaps unnecessary from an aesthetics viewpoint.

It is in good condition and still structurally sound. Approximately 32 inches wide, 30 1/2 deep and 27 1/2 tall.

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March 21, 2015

Massive Faux-Antique French Pine Side Tables


An interesting antiqued or pickled pine side table set. Each one is composed of a base, separate top and thick glass slab. They are massive and heavy and are very reminiscent of old mooring bollards but are actually contemporary pieces.

Handmade in France.

Fully assembled they measure 25 inches tall and are 20 3/4 inches square.

$350 for the set.

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November 5, 2014

Unusual “Leather Rag” Rug

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This is a bit different. Enough so that we walked by it until some enterprising volunteer pointed out that it was made from leather scraps (thanks!).  It’s actually pretty cool and even better it’s reversible. It measures 98 x 122 inches and is in good condition.

Available at our Tualatin location: 8380 SW Nyberg St, open seven days from 10 am to 4 pm.

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August 30, 2014

Big Blue!

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It’s big and blue, hence the clever title for this post. No worries though, I won’t  hurt myself through self-congratulatory back patting.

Anyway . . . This is an interesting storage piece. It has 14 drawers over a storage cabinet with shelf that is accessed by two doors.

It is 38 1/2 inches wide, 15 1/2 inches deep and 55 1/5 inches tall. It’s a bit on the heavy side but manageable by two or more people.

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October 26, 2013

Vintage Hoosier Cabinet

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This is the second of these handy storage and work units in recent times. This one is a bit larger than we’re used to seeing (41 inches wide, 68 1/2 inches tall and 27 inches deep).

It is in fair to good condition since some hardware is missing. It has a pull out galvanized steel work surface, a bread cabinet with tambour door and a wooden cutting board under the metal surface. The top is not currently attached to the lower part. Interestingly the back of the piece has been covered in 1970’s vintage magazine photographs, some of which are pretty neat.

It was made in Elwood, Indiana and was sold as a Sellers “Kitcheneed.” It is a dead ringer for one in this 1916 advertisement so we figure it is probably about the same age.

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July 24, 2013

Unusual Vintage Desk / Library Table

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If it weren’t for the need to make a living and animalistic requirements for social interaction at even the barest level I’d probably be a an eccentric hermit.

If so you could bet there’s be a lot of reading going on and a table like this would be essential. It’s a comfortable middle size (40 1/2 by 30 inches, 32 inches tall at most)  and the top is sloped to hold the material you’re working on at a comfortable angle. This slope provides the secondary benefit of ensuring that one’s piles of books can only get so tall before tumbling off, thereby providing an automatic desktop cleaning service.

It also has two spacious drawers for papers, writing utensils, measuring devices, compass dividers and other arcana that might be needed by an eccentric recluse.

In good condition.


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February 23, 2013

Faux Vintage Farm Table

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Long and lean, this farm style table is a great piece. Perfect for separating warring siblings but skinny enough that one could plan a sneak attack upon the best bite* of your spouse’s dinner.

Given the materials and construction techniques of this table I suspect it is less than 20 years old. It is in very good ‘rustic’ condition and measures 30 inches tall, 24 1/2 inches across and 78 1/2 inches long.

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*The best bite is that part that of any meal that is the perfect mix of all your favorite parts. Inevitably this is also the part which will be consumed if you offer to share “a bite” of your food. In my experience this is not usually malicious, but with the right furniture and proper planning it could be.

February 22, 2013

Awesome Antique Storage Cabinet

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This is a great old piece. It likely started life as a wardrobe but shelves have been added to make it a storage cabinet where you can conveniently hide the stuff you need to store but don’t want to look at.

It is in good condition and measures 68 1/2  inches tall,  38 3/4 inches wide and 17 1/2 inches deep.

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February 13, 2013

It Is The Size It Seems Because

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It’s scale.

Yeah that was a stinker of a gag but times are tough all around and sometimes the comedic well runs a bit dry.

This vintage scale was made by the Pelouze Manufacturing Company of Chicago. It shows the mass of object placed in the upper tray in 1 oz. increments up to a total of 24 pounds (maybe more if it reads accurately over that and you can do a little math on the fly).

We have not tested it for accuracy and we do know, thank to the clear markings, that it is “not legal for trade.”

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