Steamie on the hunt…

Ideas. We’ve got lots of them.  Especially when it comes to what we want our house to look like.   We have ideas on decoration, art, paint, finishes & of course… furniture.

Tables, chairs, sofas, you name it… we’ve got big aspirations.  We might have one too many books on designer chairs… but still- we’ve got ideas, and we’re having fun making many of them come to life.

Thankfully for Team Steamie, Steve is a supreme researcher.  His tenacity & dedication to a good Craigslist search astounds me.  I have minimal ability to successfully navigate the Craigslist search, but he has a real knack for it.  He can hone in on just the right search words & then sends me links galore, hot on the trail of our next Steamie furniture find!

The searches go in phases… sometimes we’re on a lamp kick, or a chair, desk, table, dish, saucer, whatever kick.

For a long time now, we have been searching  for a credenza.  We wanted something vintage, with some fabulous tapered dowel legs… very mid century.   There is a lot out there, but so much of it costs way more than is necessary!  SO the hunt continued.  Finally- last week we were getting lots of hits on our search queries… but they weren’t quite right, too expensive, to far away, too bulky, blah blah blah.  Then there was one- it was really cool, good price, in Silverlake… and we were already in LA on another furniture hunt (see Womb Chair)… but the seller didn’t get back to us.  Then- the listing was down!  wah.  Since I had emailed the seller, they emailed back about another piece.  It was too small.  wah, again.  But then, a few days later, they emailed another link.  Bingo.  I sent it to Steve, who unbeknownst to me was already in Huntington Beach on another credenza lead.  When he got my email, he contacted them & hit the road to pick it up!

It fit in so well in the room.  The wood & the simple styling really warms up the space.  Of course- now we might have triggered yet another search- the hunt for the 50″ TV…


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