New Year, ReNew your home!

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Many of my items are not sold Mid Century Modern purists?  That’s right, these beauties are being mixed in with other eras and designs! You guys know I skirt the era and often add things to my inventory that are not typical mcm. I do this because I want to follow design trends.  Many of my clients are interior design pros and I love helping them to complete a project with the perfect piece. My keen eye for stylish well made pieces spans eras and I love placing them in well designed spaces.  

As we get ready to start a new year, I would like to offer some thoughts on sprucing up your space.  We have been in our home almost 15 years!  It was new construction and we are at the point where we need to do some refreshing.  First thing we did was repaint the main bathroom.  The walls get to a point where they just need redone and our light mint green walls were no exception.  I convinced my husband to use grey semigloss this time and I am much happier!  We swapped out our foyer light with a used but newer fixture. It is not vintage but neither is our home so I do not feel too bad there.  Our tastes have changed over the years and it is time catch up with them.

The new light installed and the grey paint being cut out.

The new light installed and the grey paint being cut out.

Next, my husband has been patching wall holes and nail pops in the drywall.  Another thing necessary before painting.  The foyer is getting cut out for rolling as we speak and we should have enough paint to move on to the hallway.  I am excited to bid the tan adieu and move on to grey.  We are keeping 2 walls darker brown as they did not see much wear and tear.  The next thing we need to tend to is the carpet.  I am ready to rip it up but we only have plywood under there.....another sad reality of new construction on a budget.  You just cannot do it all.  We went with a custom builder and got to choose every last detail of the house and while the carpet was medium grade and the best we would afford, it has served us well but it now is toast and needs to go.  We have been looking for flooring alternatives but at this point, probably cannot afford to tackle that, even doing our own labor. I’d like to have this plan executed prior to restoring the Pearsall couch in my garage that I am seriously ready to get upstairs but the restoration work will be tedious and thinking waiting until warmer weather is probably the best.  

What is on your agenda for renovations and updates this coming year? 

New items ready to go: 

 

Lane 1050 series end table.  Great shape, amazing joinery in contrasting woods. This is a sweet and harder to find line.   

Lane 1050 series end table.  Great shape, amazing joinery in contrasting woods. This is a sweet and harder to find line.   

Some design inspiration for the next item......

Wallpaper from F Schumacher (expensive, but I can get it for you!) 

Wallpaper from F Schumacher (expensive, but I can get it for you!) 

Gorgeous mod wing back in spring green upholstery.  This has been fully restored by my beloved upholsterer.  It is an amazing queen throne and the perfect accent for your  maximalist decor.  You can work this into bohemian, jungalow and midcentury decors.  I see it with some amazing jungle walls........

Gorgeous mod wing back in spring green upholstery.  This has been fully restored by my beloved upholsterer.  It is an amazing queen throne and the perfect accent for your  maximalist decor.  You can work this into bohemian, jungalow and midcentury decors.  I see it with some amazing jungle walls........

F Schumacher fabric.  This chair needs to be surrounded in bold.

F Schumacher fabric.  This chair needs to be surrounded in bold.

F Schumacher.  I love this dragon print.  If you have not stepped into the high end design world lately, I suggest you do! Amazing things are being done with pattern and color! This chair would rock in a busy room and it needs a fab pillow!  

F Schumacher.  I love this dragon print.  If you have not stepped into the high end design world lately, I suggest you do! Amazing things are being done with pattern and color! This chair would rock in a busy room and it needs a fab pillow!  

Karastan Chableau Shag carpet (6 by 9) circa 1969-1973.  Made with Karastan’s state of the art Kara-Loc technology only during these years.  It is in great condition!  Neutral with cream, brown and black wool yarns.  This piece came back with me from Westchester.  It truly is a rare find in this pristine condition.  

Karastan Chableau Shag carpet (6 by 9) circa 1969-1973.  Made with Karastan’s state of the art Kara-Loc technology only during these years.  It is in great condition!  Neutral with cream, brown and black wool yarns.  This piece came back with me from Westchester.  It truly is a rare find in this pristine condition.  

All of these items are available in my Etsy shop.  Don’t forget the Broyhill dining set is out in my retail space at an amazing pick up only price of $600.  You will not find another for this price! It is the last of 2 rooms of stuff I picked up a month and a half ago! Do not miss out as the other items already found homes.  

Happy New Year!!!

XO MALISSA

A few new items. Fresh upholstered goods landing later in the week. Holiday countdown.

Greetings! I had a busy week which included seeing my Heywood Dining Set off to it’s new home in the Boston area. Happy my friend could join me on the trip and we had a fun gal day trekking through New England and back. Always thankful to my friends who accompany me on big trips.  

This week I was able to snag a few pretties that are not officially listed yet.  Please directly contact me if you want to snag them.  I will offer a direct price if we cut out the middle men like Etsy and PayPal.  JUST IN! A gorgeous pair of Lane mini cedar chests that hold albums! They are so cute! Feature an upholstered bench seat top, castors and cedar lined interior.  I am in the process of redoing the upholstery as the original vinyl had some issues.  That said, one is already spoken for.  The available unit will be $300 restored.  I can shave a little off if you do cash and local meet or pick up.  I can probably ship Fed ex and for sure Greyhound if price is better.  

there is only one set of tags and going with the sold unit but you will get keys, the old locks (lane recall on the original locks has been in effect since the 70s.  This prior owner worked for the newspaper and I can tell he took it seriously as his own label at the lock notes he swapped them in 1974. 

there is only one set of tags and going with the sold unit but you will get keys, the old locks (lane recall on the original locks has been in effect since the 70s.  This prior owner worked for the newspaper and I can tell he took it seriously as his own label at the lock notes he swapped them in 1974. 

Lots of album storage!

Lots of album storage!

That 80s recover has been removed and the original black vinyl has cracks and issues around the edges.  I will be sewing a replacement in cream tweed.  There are castors on the bottom and it wheels around nicely.

That 80s recover has been removed and the original black vinyl has cracks and issues around the edges.  I will be sewing a replacement in cream tweed.  There are castors on the bottom and it wheels around nicely.

This fabric will look great with the warm wood!

This fabric will look great with the warm wood!

Also New is a gorgeous Lane end table! The wood is so pretty with a warm teak or medium walnut glow.  I have not listed it yet as I am trying to identify what line it goes with. It is stunning!!!!

Also New is a gorgeous Lane end table! The wood is so pretty with a warm teak or medium walnut glow.  I have not listed it yet as I am trying to identify what line it goes with. It is stunning!!!!

Look at that joinery! It’s as sexy as the Danish chairs! Seriously this would be awesome between them!

Look at that joinery! It’s as sexy as the Danish chairs! Seriously this would be awesome between them!

Next I dropped off my latest restorations with the upholsterer yesterday.  He was slow so it worked out great that I can help him out! They should be done by the end of the week!  

She started tearing apart the France and Son Sigvard Bernadotte Chairs while I was still there.  They are now fully rebuilt and I chose the oatmeal tweed for the job. Available in my Etsy shop, coming soon to my chairish shop.

She started tearing apart the France and Son Sigvard Bernadotte Chairs while I was still there.  They are now fully rebuilt and I chose the oatmeal tweed for the job. Available in my Etsy shop, coming soon to my chairish shop.

BEFORE

BEFORE

After. 💕👌 

After. 💕👌 

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 BEFORE.

 BEFORE.

After fabric!  

After fabric!  

I have a delivery next Monday to the Hudson Valley.  If you are up that way and looking for something reach out! 👌

XO MALISSA

Early morning pics. 

Early morning pics. 

All new cushions, delicate pleats and zipper access. 🙌🏻 

All new cushions, delicate pleats and zipper access. 🙌🏻 

Big buy. DIY PRICED.

I just assisted in a local estate clean out and took possession of a bedroom full of Heywood Wakefield plus a Broyhill Saga dining room.  This stuff all needs some refinishing work and I am not in the position to get that done.  These items are in the raw and I am selling wholesale so you can do the work and get in this stuff at rock bottom prices.  Sure, if you want to pay me to get it done I would gladly restore to order but I do not typically buy for wholesale and in this case, I can price things low because of my great buy!  These are moving fast so please reach out immediately if you are interested in something.  I also have on eBay at higher price.  I am doing local pickup only. If you are out of the area and want shipping I can arrange for you but I cannot pack.  I can deliver in my immediate region....BERKS, LEHIGH, LANCASTER, ETC.  Any further I wil tack on a nominal delivery fee.  Ok I guess that’s the terms so on to the goods!  

 

Broyhill Saga dining table with 3 side chairs, 1 arm chair plus 1 table leaf. Table top could use refinish, chairs too. Seats to be recovered. Beautiful set $500

Broyhill Saga dining table with 3 side chairs, 1 arm chair plus 1 table leaf. Table top could use refinish, chairs too. Seats to be recovered. Beautiful set $500

Broyhill Saga credenza. Top needs refinished for sure. $300 (will discount to $700 if you buy whole dining room)

Broyhill Saga credenza. Top needs refinished for sure. $300 (will discount to $700 if you buy whole dining room)

SOLD Heywood Wakefield Sculptura 3 drawer chest with top deck cabinet in Wheat finish. Needs some finish love especially on tops but a super awesome piece and structurally just fine. $350

SOLD Heywood Wakefield Sculptura 3 drawer chest with top deck cabinet in Wheat finish. Needs some finish love especially on tops but a super awesome piece and structurally just fine. $350

Heywood Wakefield Sculptura 6 drawer low chest with mirror (see below). Also in Wheat with finish issues. $300

Heywood Wakefield Sculptura 6 drawer low chest with mirror (see below). Also in Wheat with finish issues. $300

here’s what the mirror looks like set up.

here’s what the mirror looks like set up.

SOLD Lamp table in Wheat. Top needs redone. Sweet table. I use mine for my 4’ aluminum tree at Christmas.

SOLD Lamp table in Wheat. Top needs redone. Sweet table. I use mine for my 4’ aluminum tree at Christmas.

What did you miss?  Don’t cry but head to my instagram as that is where all my goodies get posted FIRST! 

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Text me or call 6102235758 for fastest claim! Prices are CASH PICKUP OR VERY LOCAL DELIVERY ONLY.  I will def deliver further for additional fee.  Want to hire me to restore it for you?  I can do that too!  

 

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Also check out the November issue of Berks County Living Magazine! I have a feature in the 5 Things column and will be providing a prize pack to the contest winner of the month!  They will be on newsstands shortly and are currently trickling out to subscribers!

Thanks for keeping me busy and working!  

XO Malissa