Last December, we scored the infamous Milo chair at a big warehouse sale (by the way, we finally ordered fabric for the chair, and we veered completely off course; go figure!), and over the weekend, the sale was back! It was being held in the same warehouse, but it was even bigger – if that’s even possible. The warehouse was stuffed full of The Best of the Best, and everything was extremely negotiable. And just like last time, we came home with three things:
ONE. A new desk chair! I’d been on the hunt for something more interesting and cushy than my very used, very loved chair of yore, but – of course! – everything I loved was $$$. The warehouse sale boasted an absurd amount of authentic Knoll Pollock chairs (for $40 or less!), some with missing buttons and others with bubbled chrome. This one had some scuffs on the back and was missing its arms, but the leather was in the best condition, all the buttons were in place, and the chrome was rust-free! If I’d like to add arms later, we figured we could turn to Ebay, but right now, I’m loving the streamlined look.
The consumer tag on the underside confirms that this chair was manufactured in 1970; there’s even a 45-year-old rusted wrench scotch taped to the bottom. It took no more than thirty minutes with leather conditioner and our favorite metal polish to get it looking so, so pretty.
TWO. Surprisingly, we don’t like the gold faux-finish on this mirror, but the shape! That arch! Oh, yes. It weighs a ton (nice), and once we decide where it’ll go (can you ever have enough vintage mirrors in your home?), we’ll give it a fresh color. In other news, if you sit on our floor, Jack will sit on you. It’s, like, his weird thing.
THREE. We almost made it out without any sort of knick knack, but then we saw this guy! He’s super heavy, and obviously, super awesome.
There were a few items in the warehouse listed as FREE, and if it weren’t for being in the midst of a de-clutter (there’s a yard sale looming in our future!), we likely would’ve come home with a few more things, too. But, look! We can’t figure out why there weren’t more people there, but I could barely go to sleep on Friday night knowing that we’d be knocking down their door as soon as they opened.
Let’s play shop the photos. What catches your eye?
As we were leaving, I saw this 16×20 signed art print and screamed (not out loud, I don’t think), but now I’m kicking myself that I didn’t try a little harder to convince Scott that it should’ve come home with us. We have too much art as it is!, he said. Which, okay, might be true. But then again, maybe not? Is that even possible?
We found out about this sale (and many others) by participating in this Facebook group, and for our Chicago locals, it seems as though this particular pop-up is at least a couple of times a year. Three cheers for flea and thrift and yard sale season!
PS… We took the plunge and hung navy roman shades in our dining room. We’re writing about it on the Bali Blinds blog today, and they make all the difference. Spoiler: WE LOVE THEM. Read about it right here!