New Couch

It arrived today – or rather he arrived since the model of the couch is named Marcel.


I love the color – it’s like a wool flannel look.

Close up of the chrome legs


It’s modern with a bit of a vintage touch and so comfy! I can’t wait to nap on it :).

Retro find!

I am now the happy owner of this table!

I saw it on Craigslist for $40 and ended up paying $30.

I don’t know if it is authentic mid-century modern but it has that retro look that will look awesome in my office.

I will need to re-paint and will keep the white but maybe use gloss finish for that glam feel.


Sofa Idea

It might not come from C&B but this is the style sofa I’m looking at. LOVE the tapered legs – totally screams MCM. I also want the tufted back and they would have to be attached…none of the loosey goosey type pillow backs. 

Regardless where I get the couch, I want a soft grey, faux suede (microsuede or whatever it’s called). For the decorative pillows, I’m seeing geometric pattern with either corals or teal blue. I’m thinking coral so I can do the throws in the teal color. 

But yeah, that’s my plan. I don’t think I’d do a sectional. As much as I want one, I also like the idea of moving stuff around. Sofa, loveseat and then something like an oversize chair with ottoman or a chaise that I can park near the fireplace when it gets cold. 

Sofa Idea

Some cool MCM Ideas

Midcentury Modern love

I was in central Austin today and saw some really cool stuff.

The table was cool because it was different and if I can find the wood, I can totally make one (and save hundreds).

The couch is so fun – I totally want to find some old couch or sectional with the right shape & legs and then get it reupholstered.

I’ll be keeping my eyes open for cool chairs too. 🙂

Quick dresser makeover

On a whim I decided to do some furniture DIY. BUT I didn’t want to buy brand new stuff. I found an ad on Craigslist and got the dresser. 

The original idea was to paint the top a dark sooty grey (some Valspar stuff I had in the garage) and then the rest in Benjamin Moore Pewter. Once done, I’d go over with some silvery glaze.

Well, I didn’t like it after the glaze was added. I had just enough of the darker grey to run a sponge roller through all the Pewter areas and in the process, the glaze mixed together giving it a dark grey metallic look. Final bling – the glass knobs from World Market. 

It looks good though I will probably need to move it around in the closet eventually and shorten the lower shelves to accommodate longer dresses and stuff.