Friday, March 6, 2009

Metal on my mind! 
It's been a very 'industrial' few days here at the cafe - I love all the found objects and salvaged treasures that have made an appearance here this week. So to end the week I have found some marvelous recycled furniture from here. We used to have some designer friends who furnished their studio with vintage, steel office furniture from a government surplice warehouse. They took it all to a sand blasting facility and ended up with wonderful brushed silver pieces that looked fantastic in their historical studio building. They had resurfaced the vintage wood floors too and I remember how the red tones of the fir floors reflected in the mirrored surface of the furniture pieces.  We have a few pieces of vintage steel  furniture including a huge cabinet of flat files(map drawers). It would look great with a shiny silver overhaul but it is so huge I can't even imagine getting it out of here and then back again - so it's not going to happen! I hope you like these pieces they are all authentic vintage cabinets that have been stripped and clear coated - I think they're fab! I'm not even sure which is my favourite, maybe the first and the third - how about you?



7 comments:

Cathe said...

I'm torn... I love both the first and the last one! I can find a gazillion things to stash away in the last one and the first one would finally allow me to display and store my Wedgewood the way it should be! Great find yet again, Fiona!

Julie said...

#3 and #4 - the more drawers the better!

AnnaVallance said...

Love 3, 4, and 5. Yes, I agree, the more drawers the better.

Linda said...

It's #1 and #5 for me, but they are all terrific.

carina said...

Ooh, very tough decision... I think No. 3 and No. 4 are my top two. Great feature!

Cicada Studio said...

Anyone of these would find a welcome spot in my home.

Pigtown-Design said...

I have a three section steel barrister's bookcase. I stripped one section of it, but didn't like the look. I need to take it to be professionally stripped and then take it to a auto-body painting company to have them paint or seal it.

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