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Happy Campers: My kitchen cabinet and Eames chair!

28 Nov

Spotted this sucker on Craigslist for $50.00 and had to swoop. I had been looking for this exact cabinet style – clean white to go in the kitchen, 1950’s, metal banding, formica top – to replace a a crappy, laminate wood credenza we found in an abandoned warehouse. Not tryin’ to live that shabby chic life, guys. So it had to go.

Also scored this Herman Miller Eames Aluminum Group Chair from a garage sale in Natomas for $70.00. A little more than I would have liked to spend, but this is a must-have for someone who loves to troll the internet as hard as I do. (Next to it is a less-comfortable black task chair from 16th Street Salvation Army for $3.00.)

Happy Campers: Kristin’s Big Mustard Couch

29 Feb

I posted this terribly confusing photo of a couch for sale at $40 in Citrus Heights, and dagganit! Kristin has been looking for, as she said, “a big long mustard yellow couch” for over a year now. So she swooped it up!

Here it is in its new home :D Lookin’ good, ma’am. Lookin’ reeeal good n’ mustardy.

Happy Campers: Joslyn’s Desk

19 Jan
Hi all,
A few months back I purchased a desk you posted on Facebook from South Sac Goodwill Outlet for $12.99. I jumped on it and have been so happy with it everyday since. My grand plan was for a total closet office overhaul but it’s final home is simply in my spare bedroom. There are two photos of the desk attached so you can see where it happily ended up :)
Thanks for keeping me inspired everyday, your blog rocks!
-Jos

Happy Campers: Honor and her Burke chairs

15 Aug

Remember these little guys? Honor and her family picked them up for $40  bucks and this is what they look like in their new home:

Honor says, “they’ll need to be repainted, of course. LOTTA color happening in there.”

I think they look great though. <3 Thanks for sharing, Honor!

Happy Campers: Angela and Mr. Blue

3 Feb

So Angela has been reading Mimomito for many moons – since the beginning! Whoa! That’s only like 5 months, but still! It excites us to have such great readers! We met Angela at the Mimomito meetup, and she told us about a chair she bought after seeing on Mimomito. She was kind enough to send in photos of a once sad little chair I had posted back in September, that she had purchased and cleaned up immensely. A chair I had dubbed Mr. Blue. I became attached to the chair because he was only $40.00, had a cute little shape, and the saddest spray painted black legs I had ever seen. I just really wanted someone to buy and sit in him.

Here is what Mr. Blue looked like in his Craigslist ad..

And here he is in Angela’s home! Here’s what she had to say about him:

As promised, here are some pictures of Mr. Blue who was on your page last summer.
We had the chair reupholstered at Robles Upholstery in Woodland using Herman Miller turquoise boucle fabric from Winterbeach Modern ( http://www.winterbeachmodern.com ).
My husband stripped the paint on the legs and finished it in a walnut stain.

Thanks again, Angela! To anyone else who has seen something on Mimomito and then purchased it, please please let us know!

Happy Campers: Zach’s dining room table

31 Jan


So, today Angela R. shared this lovely dining room table on the Mimomito Facebook Page:

… and thanks to Angela, Zach found out about it and picked it up in Wilton, CA. Here is a photo of the table in its new home:

Thanks to Angela and Zach for sharing with Mimomito. We encourage more of it from everyone! :)

Dianna’s cabinet. It’s in walnut.

11 Oct

We really like sharing and hearing about people’s scores (it’s one of the reasons we started this blog). It’s a real treat when someone retells a really interesting Craigslist encounter. Like this time the dude went to go pick up a lamp at some guy’s house in Ranch Cardova and there was an alligator in the kitchen. Oh and a nifty collection of Mississippi mud jugs (I totally forgot how to spell that). When the seller was asked if he was afraid of having an alligator just out and about in his kitchen he replied “Nah man he’s harmless. I am thinking about throwing him in the pool when it gets hot ya know…swim with it.” I really like the series of mental pictures that one brings up.

Stories like Dianna’s make my heart skip a beat. It’s sweet and helps one remember why we like buying other people’s stuff. Here’s her story:

‘I was not expecting much after seeing the Craigslist ad, but was blown away when they pulled the blanket off the thing. It’s amazing and looks so much better than the pic. It’s solid walnut, no veneers at all. The guy was in his 80’s and had built it himself. He actually teared up a little when we had it loaded and were about to leave. Amazing craftsmanship and in perfect condition. It had a built in reel to reel tape unit and I also bought the matching large walnut speakers with high end components. The cabinet itself is 7 feet long and the speakers are about another three or four feet so I came to the conclusion that there’s no way that I can fit the speakers anywhere in my home.”


Sweet right? Unfortunately the speakers Dianna and her husband bought are too large for their home and they are parting with them. Good news for some of you though because these things are great looking:


” The gentleman who built them told me they are air suspension speakers. The make and model is AS-2 by Heath. He took exceptional care of all of it.The speakers are large: 20 1/2″ by 19 1/2″ and 28 1/2″ high. We are taking the reel to reel unit out to sell also. It’s an EICO RP100. The cabinet and speakers were built in 1964.”

If you’re into the reel to reel and speakers you can contact Dianna through email: diannafinley@sbcglobal.net
Thanks Dianna for sharing your score with us. It’s a gorgeous piece with a heart warming tale. :]

Justin’s dining set

25 Sep

We are so happy that Justin picked up this wonderful dining set and that he was willing to share it with us in it’s new home. If you have any midcentury scores that you would like to share please email us and let us know about them! We get super excited about stuff like that (Seriously we do. It’s the whole reason we started this blog. Our normal friends got way tired of the midcentury gibber gabber).

I’ve been searching for over a month for a quality mid-century dining room set. After getting skunked by faster buyers this popped up and I spared no time running up to Nevada City. The lady I bought it from was the original owner who purchased it in the early sixties. She is in the process of selling all of her belongings and moving to Colorado. Keep an eye out for Nevada City postings, she is going to be selling her bedroom furniture which it pretty sweet stuff if you like mid-century!
The furniture I bought is immaculate and built to last. Ya, it was $$ but damn it looks good in my dining room! I will definetly be keeping my eye on Mimomito!

Sweet score Justin. I hope that floating china compartment does many wonderful things for you! :]

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