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Home, Sweet Homes: Heather and David’s Carmichael Pad

8 Sep

So, this is a home tour that unfortunately got lost in the shuffle and kerfuffle of a Mimomito identity crisis. Thanks to the wonderful Heather and David for not sending rocks through our windows for taking so long to post this. It has likely been almost A YEAR since they welcomed us into their home to poke around and take photos. Thank you for your patience and kindness to allow us in your lives and beautiful home. I personally know that you both have added new items and pieces to your home, so perhaps this’ll be like a walk down memory lane, ha! Now, finally, Heather and David Hadley’s Home Tour.

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Where is your home located?
Carmichael, Ca

When was your home built and when did you move in?
Built in 1957, bought home in 2010 / 3bd, 2.5ba 1800 SF

 Why did you choose your home?
Good neighborhood; the layout; original hardwood floors; updated kitchen and granite counter-tops; but most importantly (according to David) the game room with a 1970’s built-in bar.

 What attracted you to mid century design?
In my mid-20s, I rented an old one-bedroom apartment in Midtown Sac.  I fell in love with the mid-century original features.  It had a pink bathtub, elephant gray tiling and toilet, the kitchen was galley style and had stainless steel counter tops.  I embraced the vibe, and carried that feeling into our new home.

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Mournday

12 Nov

Together lets mourn the death of the weekend. I’m sorry if that’s macabre, but that’s how it feels in this grey weather lately. Let’s get to it!

A pair of ladder-back chairs for $100. Neato bandito.

9-drawer dresser for $340.00. Oooh.

WHOA WHOA WHOA – this thing has a pop-out foot rest! I’VE NEVER SEEN THAT BEFORE! $180.00 is a great price – located in Folsom.

Kinda pricey but good lookin’ and it’s been posted for awhile so maybe you can ask for a deal! $100 in Cameron Park

I loves me a lucite swag lamp, y’all. $80 in midtown.

$400 expanding dining table in Natomas. Nice finish, y’all!

THESE CHAIRS ARE GREAT! Everyone who sits at this table is comfortable as a KING! No peasants here, ALL CAPTAINS! $225 OBO here in Sacramento!

Friday nights alright for craigslistin’

29 Jun

Everything is insanely overpriced on Craigslist right now. Sorry, folks. I don’t watch Mad Men, but I’m pretty sure it’s making everything more expensive for us all.

A valet with a dog’s face coming out of it! $20.00 in Citrus Heights.

$2100 Hans Wegner dining table with four chairs. Noice – this is almost a great price to own.

$400.00 big ol’ set in West Sacramento.

Plycraft knock-off browny browner for $400.00 in Lincoln.

$25.00 lil’ lamp in Folsom. Eh, next to a pretty radical clamtastic piece of art, there..

YA LIKE PROJECTS? Well here’s one – $250.00 for this Heywood Wakefield hutch and dining set. $250.00 for the hutch.

$300.00 for the table set with.. only three chairs? Enjoy the hunt and the restore, brah.

Yay, another one of these silly things. This one is $50.00. Watch out for CAPS OVERLOAD.


Paul Evans cubist/brutalist Lane set for $1750.00. This is a pretty sought after set, nice to see all the pieces together. Love the nightstands :D

Ice chippy gray dinette set in Elk Grove for $175.00

Apparently Craigslist is the new New York auction house. $900.00 credenza in Vacaville.

Drexel nightstands, $300.00 in Sacramento. Need a refinish – really? $300?

$800.00 Kopenhaven freedstanding shelving unit in Roseville.

Friday Friday Friday, Fun Fun Fun FURNITURE!

22 Apr

Personally, when I post any furniture I don’t like posting anything over $200.00. It keeps things thrifty and makes them SUPER scores. But sometimes I come upon such beautiful things, I just have to post them. Like this here chair..

$1000.00 Mulhauser chair in white, in the Bay Area. OH HEY.

$145.00 in Elk Grove, y’all.

$150.00 in Walnut Creek. Look at that stripe upholstery detail!

$65.00 wall mounted shelf/cabinet in Vacaville.

Two laminate top end tables in San Francisco.$65.00 for the pair in Pacific Heights, yo.

$120.00 for this pair of Hooker nightstands in Healdsburg.

Tanker desk for $125.00 in SF.

WHY DO I LIKE THIS! I don’t know. It’s a very specific.. place that this could go. And it is NOT my house. $45.00 in Santa Rosa.

$50.00 green drafting stool in San Anselmo. Needs a patch!

$180.00 for the pair of these nice ceramic and wood lampy lamps in Oakland.

DWR Ghost chair for $125.00 in San Anselmo.

Lane end tables – $80.00 for both! THAT’S A DEAL, Y’ALL! For sale in Concord.

Alright, this thing is AWESOME. Trust me, if these photos were taken in a naturally lit hardwood-floored home, you’d want it too. That retro fabric is actually pretty rad – and it’s a daybed! C’mon! That’s awesome!
$200.00 and some light sewing on the front seam and a trip to Emeryville.

$50.00 couch frame in SF. For that cheap, getting cushions done will only be like $150-200.

How to check if it is an authentic Eames Lounge Chair.

17 Apr

Rebecca G. just asked a great question, “How do you know if it is a real Eames lounge vs. a knockoff? Any Pointers?”.

I did a little reseach and found this website The JetSetRnv8r (which is totally awesome, by the way). They provide ways to spot the many subtle differences between authentic Eames lounge chairs and reproductions. Here is part of the list from The JetSetRenv8r:

  • Shell of cherry, walnut, santos palisander or rosewood. Any others are likely fakes.
  • Look for six-inch thick urethane foam cushions with soft leather upholstery.
  • The chair will have a five-legged base (“five-star”) and the ottoman four. Legs rise at a slight angle – they are not flat nor do they rise too steeply creating a “cone” effect.
  • Look for die-cast aluminum back braces – not square tubular aluminum.
  • The bases are also die-cast and painted black with polished aluminum trim.
  • Some copies have a loose cap over the base to hide rough welds or bolts where the legs meet the post.
  • Natural rubber shock mounts and adjustable stainless steel glides.
  • Armrests are curved, not flat.
  • Look at the leather upholstery on the armrest. Fakes often have a single piece of leather wrapped around the edge. Authentic models have a separate piece of leather welting wrapped around the edge.
  • The ottoman is the exact same size as the seat of the chair. In fact, the cushions are interchangeable.
  • Most copies recline, an authentic chair does not.
  • There should be absolutely no visible screws or bolts. None.

Make sure to check out the whole article. They also have articles on how to tell a real from a fake Le Corbusier LC series chair, a Mies van der Rohe Barcelona chair and a Noguchi coffee table.

Good stuff! Hope that helps, Rebecca.

Overmans All Over, man

28 Jan


Oooh! A Pea green Overman for $475.00 listed in the East Bay.

Overman for $150.00, Eames for $150.00, Repro Barcelona for $225.00, and Plycraft for $180.00.

This dumpy dude has been reduced over a hundred dollars, now $225.00

Justin’s black pod – selling for $50.00. Needs some desperate reupholstery. C’mon, guys!

And here are 2 freebee chairs in Woodland. Thanks Kathy, for sending these in!

Craiglist: Plycraft lounge 250.00 for each: Stockton

12 Dec


Beware of black chair at the tail end of the original post. THE PICTURES JUST KEEP GOING.

Craigslist: Plycraft George Mulhauser Lounge 1000.00 – Sacramento.

29 Nov



Those zeros don’t make me that uncomfortable. These things are gorgeous. Here is a long bit (thankfully so) from the seller:

“Eames Era Danish Modern Plycraft Lounge Chair and Ottoman
This chair was made by Plycraft, of Lawrence Mass, and manufactured in the 1950’s. Plycraft is no longer in business, but company records show that a lot of the chairs they produced were based on chairs that came from Eames made for Herman Miller designs.
This Danish modern style chair is made of molded plywood with low sweeping arms, with tufted black vinyl on foam pad seat, arms and back area.
Detachable head cushion.
5-star black aluminum base. Tilt and swivel mechanism.
It is a very comfortable lounge chair and ottoman, very sturdy and solid.
Width 39″ x Depth 39″ x Height 43″
Seat Height 16″
Arm Height 23.5″
Amazing vintage condition
Age appropriate wear: One tufting button is loose in the seat (pictured) button is still in place and repairable.”

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Craigslist: Eames Style Lounge Chair (Elk Grove) – fair offer

10 Nov

Please make this person a FAIR offer. I gave them an idea of how much I thought they can expect for an unstamped Eames knockoff. It sure is lovely. (original post)

Inspiration: UNNGHHHHA BUHHHHH GAHHH puuuke..

12 Sep

http://www.retromoderndesign.com/

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