Last week, Scott stumbled across an ad for a Mid-century Modern warehouse sale way south on Western Ave. We woke up bright and early Saturday morning, assuming there’d be a big long line around the building, only to arrive 5 minutes after opening and find that we were two of, oh, maybe six people! Better safe than sorry, because we totally scored. Here’s what came home with us:
ONE. An authentic Milo chair! Technically, two Milo chairs, as they were a set – no splits. (Funny how when you want a pair of chairs, they don’t exist, and when you only want one? Pairs of chairs abound!) It pains us to see them separated*, but we knew that this guy would be the coziest, sweetest chair for our funny little nook – once and for all! It’s fine as-is for now, but the foam in the frame could be replaced, and so we’ll ultimately upholster down the road. But – those adorable legs! The teeny castors! The fluffy cushions!
TWO. This fabric! The warehouse was stuffed with rolls of vintage fabric and leather, and not exactly being an expert at the sewing machine, I restrained myself from grabbing more. We both gravitated towards this super thick roll with a navy and cream graphic pattern, and in my excitement, I screamed, couldn’t you just see this on the Milo chair?! I don’t think there’s enough of it (there’s about 5 yards at most), but seriously, wouldn’t a super punchy fabric be too much on this chair? I mean this in the best way, you know.
THREE. These sconces! They could use a little Nevr-Dull, but the patina is pretty charming, too. We’ll set these aside until we start on the bedroom, which at this point, feels like a pipe dream. We’ll get there eventually!
Prices were fair and negotiable, and although we didn’t score ourselves a hutch or island, we’re over the moon with our finds. That said – from here on out! – we’re all eyes for the kitchen only. Kitch-en! Kitch-en!
*In Chicago and interested in the other Milo chair? Send us an email, and let’s talk.
**Update! We’ve received a lot of emails on the chair, and we have a taker! Thank you to everyone who got in touch!