So, first my weekly progress report on the build out. Doesn’t look too different from last week – but the construction equipment has been removed and some electrical stuff has been done. The corner where there’s no concert block will be window (as well as the openings in the walls). Part of this space will be warehouse and you can (faintly) see where a opening has been cut in the old wall (towards the back of the fourth photo) to connect it to our existing space. Can’t wait until this space is complete!
Last week I had over 70 photos to share – this week over 90! I’m worried it’s too many to download to the blog – so I’m going to get right to it and hope for the best (if you’re reading this before 9:00 a.m. then I succeeded! Yay!).
This first group of photos are pieces we recently picked up from the Merchandise Mart – all high end outdoor furniture (though would bring great texture into any room). Everything is from one of the showrooms – which means it’s never been used. The manufacturer has asked us not to use their name on the blog – but their label is still on all the furniture (which they’re fine with). Let’s start:
gorgeous swivel rocker with cushions – priced $295
remarkably comfortable side chair – priced $145
another amazing swivel rocker with cushions – priced $275
side table with glass top – priced $145
swivel rocker with seat cushion – priced $185
chair with seat cushion – priced $165
another side table with glass top – priced $145; large stationary chair with cushions – priced $265
cool coffee table with slated top (so rain goes through) – priced $175
Now onto other wonderful pieces!
man-oh-man – here’s a FABULOUS retro dining set with table, one leaf (it’s upside down on the table) and four chairs (all in EXCELLENT condition) – priced $245
outdoor loveseat (NOT from the Mart and not new – but still nice) priced $115
there’s something about these chairs that I LOVE – there are actually three of them and they need some touch-up on the wood and some cleaning overall – but, come one! – look at the shape! Priced $65 each
Room & Board sleeper sofa – priced $125; matching loveseat is $95 – both pieces need to be professionally cleaned (in my opinion) and the seat and back cushions on the sleeper sofa are lighter than the body of the piece (like they were laundered and came out lighter)
I actually helped with this donation pickup yesterday and the donor had this two piece sofa separated with a corner table between (they were at right angles to each other) – but if you have a large enough space – having them together like this is also an option. You’ll probably want to replace the inside cushions of the seat cushions (they’re “crunchy” right now though not too bad to sit on) – priced $85 for both pieces
lovely muted floral loveseat with wood trim – priced $125
nice round side table with leather insert top – priced $55
I love, love, love this John A. Colby & Sons retro side chair in EXCELLENT condition – priced $75
okay – bear with me there’s a lot to share here. This dining set is from the Treasure House of Colonial Manufacturing Company - Zeeland, Mich. and it’s in pristine condition. Set includes: table with THREE leaves (in protective bags and not shown in any of these photos), six chairs (two with arms) and table pads (including pads for the leaves) all for $445; matching ONE PIECE china cabinet (and it’s long and large) for $195; buffet for $135. Truly all are in excellent condition – there’s some cracking on the seat material (it might be leather) that actually looks like it was meant to be that way. LOVE!
two oh-so-sweet French Empire style chairs – priced $155 for the set
cool gold patterned retro side chair for $85
nice French Provincial style loveseat for $135; matching sofa for $155; and chair for $75. Overall in good condition
very nice marble top entry table for $115; side table/cabinet with marble insert also for $115
three piece (notice one end is armless) Room & Board sectional priced $235. Overall, in good condition but this piece too I think needs to be professionally cleaned (probably a rent-a-machine type thing wouldn’t do the trick)
this is a gorgeous, rosewood, carved four panel screen that the donor told me came from India – beautiful front and back! Priced $215
I know this Howard Miller clock has been hanging here for several weeks but it chimed the hour while I was there last night and was so lovely I took a picture and decided to share (in case you’re in the market). It’s priced $900
and here my friends is the deal of the day! These six shield back chairs (two with arms) are priced $60 for the set (yep, that’s $10 a chair). Granted, they need some work in the seat department but otherwise they seem solid and the wood is in fairly good shape
so neat! Red cedar lined chest – love the rustic hinges and lock (the key’s attached to the inside of the top of the piece) – priced $185
at first glance this three piece black leather sectional is a stunner! Alas, some of the leather is rubbing off. Still an excellent priced at $385
Ethan Allen solid maple and birch student desk for $85; matching dresser w/hutch for $115 (both in excellent condition – have you noticed I’ve said that a lot this week? Really amazing donations!)
fabulous Toms Price leather recliner with beautiful nail-head trim. Donor told me this recliner retailed for $1,300. Alas, there are two rips in the leather at the head rest area – so our price is $75
fantastic full-size brass head board and foot board – priced $395
stately queen-size tall wooden head board for $105 (it looks like it should have lights under that top piece but I didn’t check so I’m not sure if it does or not – sorry!)
very nice Pottery Barn computer desk with pull out laptop or keyboard drawer – priced $165 (for a younger person, I couldn’t fit my legs under the keyboard drawer). Love the industrial look!
That’s all for this week, dear reader! Blessings!