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Sweet Find: Stool Time

March 8, 2010

Ever since I sold the ugly dining table and converted the dining room into an office, my mother’s been freaking out.  Because I didn’t have a dining table or bar stools.  What can I say?   I was waiting for the right vintage bar stools to find me. Frankly, most inexpensive modern bar stools are too large and overbearing for my small, lighthearted mid-century inspired space.

My mom can rest easy now:  Last night, like love at first sight,  these two cheerful mid-century bar stools found me.  (Craigslist is like my eHarmony of furniture love.)  Disaster averted.

I just love how cheerful the bright red looks against the granny apple green wall.  I can’t get enough of this color combo lately, especially in this small room that doesn’t get much natural light.

I guess my love of the color combo accidentally carried over to the kitchen, where I whipped up a tasty and healthy meal for the 7th night of my 21-Day Cleanse diet:  Basalmic grillled Portobellos topped with roasted red peppers, with rice and a brussel sprouts.

Aren’t the stools just the cutest?  Bonus – An original label on the bottom of one stool says it was manufactured in 1954.  Awesome!

And if you’re looking for some reasonably-priced mid-century furniture in the DC area, let me know.  The man selling these stools was super nice, and he’s clearing a ton more mid-century stuff out of his storage unit.

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9 Comments leave one →
  1. March 8, 2010 1:43 PM

    Those stools ARE great. And isn’t it funny what moms get all frantic about?

  2. March 9, 2010 12:40 AM

    hmmm….I think I may move in. Is that ok?! hehe :) Your bar stools and dinner look incredible!!

    Fabulous find!

  3. March 9, 2010 12:25 PM

    Ummm i can’t believe how amazing your bright green walls are! Gorgeous color, and the pop of red is amazing (you’re the second person today who has gotten an awesome craigslist find, i need to start scoping this out…)

  4. March 10, 2010 4:03 PM

    They look so perfectly sunny there. You know, this is shaping up to be a candidate for an Apartment Therapy tour feature.

  5. Borrowed Abode permalink*
    March 10, 2010 4:20 PM

    Aww, thanks Jeannine for the great compliment! I’ve still got some work to do on the living room, but I feel like I’m finally getting somewhere with my home! Next, I want to focus on better use of space. I feel like there’s always room for improvement.

  6. Rebecca permalink
    March 11, 2010 12:52 AM

    That bar area just looks amazing….wow. Love the color combo….great green wall color!!

  7. March 11, 2010 9:56 PM

    Cats know that projects are distractions from your true calling in life, worshiping them. Awesome shades. I’ll tune back in often. I like your taste in colors.

  8. Ruby permalink
    March 11, 2010 11:33 PM

    All that spring green is super! LOVE the curtain fabric….
    And in case you didn’t hear, you won our vintage giveaway so head on over and pick your prizes!
    ~RUBY

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