17 Jul Mid Century Credenza
After ripping up the carpet in the bedroom and removing the bulky armoire, I really was hoping to replace it with a long credenza instead of a dresser. I wanted a nice low table top for lamps, my odds and ends, etc. A credenza would also give me cabinet storage, not only shallow clothes drawers. Here were some dreamy bizillion $ ones…
But you can’t always have what you want. I learned that the world seemed to offer credenzas usually between 70-80inches long. So I got realistic and used masking tape to see the MAX size furniture I could squeeze onto that wall. I also put tape on the wall to about the height I would like.
MUCH shorter than 80inches! So I hunted with measurements in hand. This made things quicker — and easier to pull myself away from pretty pieces that were never going to fit! Finally, I found this piece online at BackGarage in Chicago. Katherine finds all sorts of vintage second hand pieces. Walking through her studio was like a time warp – I think I saw my Mom’s pea green casserole dish! I am not a real danish/mid-century kind of girl but could NOT pass up the perfect fit or the price. Second hand always affords you the free license to makeover!
I used the same hardware from my nightstand for the single door to attempt to tie them together???
Overall, while it isn’t the credenza from House Beautiful, it was under $300 and because I stuck to my guns on the size requirements I am SO happy with its overall fit in the room. Big bonus to me is that it has a few drawers for clothes AND a cabinet for extra storage. Yea for masking tape planning!