Browsing Category: Finds

I’ve Done It. Have You?

What the heck am I not so subtly referring to?  Well, ssshhhh, don’t tell anyone but I just recently grabbed a few pieces off furniture off the street.


Okay, so I know a lot of people do it, but honestly, I’m new into this world.

But what could I do when I saw this sticking out of a pile of rubble in front of one of the most eccentric houses in the neighborhood?!?!


Wait!  No, it couldn’t be bent plywood?!?  Or could it?!?!

It is!!

IMG_2494Check out the curves on her!!

As soon as I grabbed the chair I knew.  It’s a Thonet.

Exhibit A – A 1stdibs listing for said chairs at $2,200 for 4.


Omg, omg, omg, omg.


Granted, it had gotten a bit of love from the dog (in the form of bite marks) but over all, it’s not in too bad shape.  I can’t wait to see what’s under the upholstery!!


Anyone know what I should do with Sparky’s little chew toy?  Wood filler seems like a bad idea…

Okay, so I scored on my first attempt.  I figured that I’d drive by again a few days later to check out the crazy pile… which wasn’t so crazy any more.

Insert me kicking myself.

But, I did see a kinda sweet dresser/console.

Insert me dragging Ed to help muscle it into the SUV.

What do you think??

IMG_2499I don’t exactly know what happened but we could only find 5 drawers… Angry tears!!

Like, who takes a drawer?

Still, I think she’s pretty beautiful and so Mad Men chic.  It’s not exactly like the dresser below, but it was the best example I could find this morning… This one is $1,500 in great condition.

1830492_lYes, I realize that mine is in horrible, missing condition but ‘cummon, it’s still pretty freaking cool.  Am I right?!?!?

And get this, while we were searching through the rubble for those missing drawers, a little boy, probably about 7, literally walks out of the house.  My heart stops.  My face turns red.  Him?  He struts right by us, calm as a cucumber, as if the 2 of us there taking his cast-offs is the most natural thing in the world.

So, Ed says, “Hey there little buddy!  Got some of these drawers in your house?”

omg. omg. omg. omg.

I swear, sometimes I just love that man.  I laughed my ass off as soon as I got in the car… hell, I’m still cracking up about it.

Have you ever scored something amazing off the street??  DO TELL!!

Happy Creating!  Jessica

Have you Poached It?

Maybe this is old news, but me thinks not.

You must get a “Poach It” button.  Like now.  For reals.  (Even the 90’s in me is coming out, I’m so digging it!)


Well, because you can track the price of products that you like but might not buy unless they were on sale.

So cool.

So necessary, right?!  And, AND they even send you coupons.  Mind Blown.

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You’ll go to and pick some stores to follow… you can see from my current home page that I’m following Target and World Market amongst others.

Then you’ll get a button for your header so that while you’re on Overstock or whatever you just click on the button and it will add it to your feed automatically.

How freaking easy is that?!?

Then you can track the product and even put in a target price.

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When it goes on sale or there’s a coupon, you’ll get a sweet little email alerting you.

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I have been poaching all kinds of things and I’ve really enjoyed it so far.  Obvs, there are a few holes… I really wanted these boots and when I got the alert my size was no longer available.  Tears!!  And it’d be even better if they would track all stores with the same item (like the boots I’m obviously not over).

But hey, it’s a start and I just love getting a smoking hot deal!!

Don’t you?!?

Happy Creating!  Jessica

Milo Baughman, Check!

I think it’s safe to say that I’ve moved up in my design journey.

In the process of collecting and decorating, I’ve been able to hit milestones, if you will. Milestones like, acquiring my first authentic piece of art, purchasing a true antique, devising and executing a full kitchen/bath remodel… and now I am thrilled to say that I can add a new notch in my belt!  I have purchased my first piece of furniture history!!

I am the proud owner of two gorgeous Milo Baughman barstools!!

Do you remember my barstool musings?  You can revisit here.  But after hours of searching and visualizing, I just couldn’t make a decision.  It’s like I knew that something great was on the horizon and I just had to be patient.

Behold the loveliness.

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These babies weigh a ton!!  But they are so shiny and pretty.  Ahh, I’m in love.

Well, I’m in love with everything except the upholstery.  One stool has been badly bleached by the sun.  Does anyone have any tips for fixing sun damaged fabric?  I’ve got a few ideas, but some help would be much appreciated!!

And for those of you who are like, “Ok, I’ve heard of Milo Baughman, but what’s the hype,” let’s us dish about this iconic American designer.

Inducted into the Furniture Hall of Fame, Baughman is most credited for offering modern pieces at affordable price points.  He was a master of using glass, chrome, burled wood, and lacquer – usually combining the mediums.  His design philosophy was that furniture should enhance the atmosphere of the space and improve the quality of life.


You’ve probably seen his pieces and just not known it… Any strike an “oh yeah”?!


Cube Chair


Cantilevered Sofa – This is from the 70’s!  Can you believe it?!

This Chaise is so damn sexy.



Ellipse Chair – Pretty epic

And for fun, here are some of interiors with his iconic pieces


Cheryl Burke Interior Design

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eclectic-living-roomDying to know the paint color of this fabulous room??  Benjamin Moore Dark Harbor.

Obvs these are just a few examples, but it should give you an inkling of the genius involved.  Now you will spot imitations all over the place, and if you’re lucky, like I was, you will be able to take home a beauty of your own.

So what do you think?  Are you a fan?

Happy Creating!!  Ciao-sies, Jessica