My miniseries on the finds at the ReStore Habitat for Humanity on N. Wendover in Charlotte, North Carolina, continues. Hey, where else on the web can you find a blogger who gleefully leads with used toilets on her highest-traffic day of the week. Faithful readers will know, there is nothing I like better than a beautiful mid-century toilet. That said, I am not up on my brands and styles these days. Scathing Jane, can you tell me about the one on the right, with the squarish looking everything. Is that an American Standard Pillow Top or something like that? I like it a lot alot. Continue for 24 more photos.
These were another favorite find — four vintage Eljer sinks. They looked never-installed. They were identical. They were weird in that the porcelain sink seemed to sit in another porcelain receptacle. I think they are 70s or 80s because of the color — off white with a brown decorative line around the edge.
You know how much I love matchy-matchy. I can imagine having a house with three bathrooms and buying all of these to install: Two in the master, one each in the other two bathrooms. Oh, it would be SO FUN to decorate around these. I may be have to do a complete post launching right off them. Can anyone explain the design, though? That is, the fact that the round-bowl sink sits in some sort of other container or pan?
They had enough of this Wilsonart terrazzo-like laminate-topped snap-in-place flooring to cover $45 s.f. I like the look, and can certainly see it being appropriate (and easy to install) in mid-century renovations.
The whole home design blog world was gaga for make-your-own or buy-it upholstered headboards last year. This was a king-size upholstered headboard. Change out the fabric and you are in business way cheaper even than starting from scratch.
Oooooh, dig the ivory and gold French Provincial princess bed. I wanted one of these so bad when I was growing up. But my evil mother (just kidding, mom) stuck me with practical maple that oh by the way is still in the family.
Oooh la la, a very wonderful modern church chandelier. The shade is some sort of acrylic, and it’s trimmed with wood (birch?) and unlacquered brass. Just $35. I am kicking myself for not buying it, drats. What the heck, my luggage was already overweight due to the vintage Hall-Mack advertising display that Lauren brought me. DH wouldn’t mind a religious relic, too, now, would he?
I’ve always liked the look of screens like this, although I am not sure I’d ever put one in my house. I could see buying this, and taking it apart to transform / repurpose / upcycle each panel into something else, though.
This concrete piping (?) had an interesting shape and was about 12″ square. I was thinking, you could wet-saw each piece into a different length then stand the pieces up and make them into mid-mod planters.
Last but not least: How many homeless piano-organs do you think there are now in shops across America? I know that I saved one — a 1971 Conn. DH was not happy, oh no no no. This vintage Kimball organ is surely a beauty.
Ta da. Thank you, ReStore Habitat for Humanity Charlotte.