Monday, November 15, 2010

In-credenza-ble Find

Sorry about that AWFUL play on words in the post title, I can't help myself!

The study in our house is very much my husband's domain, full of files, papers, gadgets and other officey-crap. But I haven't been able to resist putting my stamp on it decor-wise and trying to make it a nice space for him. I have been really lucky with the pieces I've found for this room such as the bookcase and filing cabinet I have previously posted about. But up until recently there was a blank wall crying out for some storage. I was frantically looking for something fab in the fear my husband might beat me to it and bring home a beech-effect-flat-pack-storage-solution...

I finally found the perfect piece of furniture last month, ta-daa!

This retro credenza/buffet/sideboard was a steal at $40 in Vinnie's. These are very much in vogue at the moment and go for a lot on eBay so this was a major find! It fits the space perfectly and is the perfect solution to hide away all those ugly computer files, text books and disks etc. This photo only shows two thirds of it as the desk juts out in front of it, will need to move that over a bit (I'm actually on the hunt for a really nice desk too, the one we have is yuk).


Another surface to put "stuff" on, yay!

I picked up this vintage heat lamp for $5 at a market recently.

And this lamp at the same market for $5.

I'm extra-happy with this purchase because I really missed the credenza we had in our last house, it was on-loan from friends but I gave it back when we moved in case it got damaged.

The study is really starting to come together, now I really, really need to find a desk before my husband does!

10 comments:

Vonlipi said...

that is one niiiiiccccceeee piece of furniture!

I wouldn't mind finding one myself! :)

grunge-queen said...

Beautiful find, kick butt price and it suits your style and your vintage pieces wonderfully!

kurrabikid said...

Love it. Love everything about your style, actually...

Sir Thrift-A-Lot said...

WOW! What a price! Love the piece.

Anna said...

wowser....ok..I want to know which vinnies you are going to...might have to do some volunteer work there ; )

Missa said...

Congrats on your find! It's lovely and so perfect with the little card catalog drawers that I envy so :)

katiecrackernuts said...

Fabulous find. Well done. And at Vinnies. True op-shopping gold.

Van said...

You have found the dream credenza that I am searching for...right...now :) You have staged the man room beautifully. It's masculine and attractive, you have a good eye! I love all the vintage bits in the photo...but especially the credenza!

Sharon said...

I love the credenza! We have been searching for the past year and still haven't found anything we love (and in our price range). I keep buying vintage china and owl figurines so that one day I can store/display them on my credenza! :o)

Super Sarah said...

So gorgeous, I am daydreaming about carving myself a little office space and have spent many a happy moment imagining how I would decorate it! If you would like to drop me a line on my Photography website I can send you some info!