Sunday, January 23, 2011

Stalking: Mid-Century Tallboy

I've been looking for a dresser for the guest room for months. While I occasionally dabble with the idea of a waterfall dresser, something sort of squat with wide-spaced handles, like this:

or something square but stacked at the top, like this blonde heywood wakefield-esque piece:

mostly I think I want something more classic midcentury, up on legs, to go with the midcentury desk that's in the room. One big problem: the dresser will go in a sort of niche next to the closet, and the space is only 36" wide, ruling out all the standard 36" dressers, like this absolutely gorgeous specimen.

I've had a few get away, too, either because I waited too long or because a dresser was part of a larger set that sold together.

I'm going to see this one later today, and hoping the finish is nice--it's hard to tell in this photo--because the dimensions are perfect and the hardware will work very nicely with the desk. I also kind of like that it looks like it has two eyes and four smiles.

I just have to say, it is amazing what a treasure trove of mid-century furniture I have encountered on craiglist over the past 6 months. I see listings for crappy new dressers for twice as much money and wonder who would buy them.

But maybe that's just me.


  1. My gal and I are moving into a new space and I have been spending a lot of time on craigslist. I can not believe (a) the plethora of awesome pieces on there and (b) what an easy way to get rid of your old stuff (I basically set up shop yesterday and had people coming over on the half hours).
    Love the blog! Keep it up!


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