Tuesday, June 17, 2008

take a seat

the other day my friend allison, stumbled upon a great find at a local, L.A. flea market, (wertz brothers): vintage drafting stools.
and because i'm that sort of friend... i went out and copied (come on, it was a great find). lucky for me there were a few more left. i think they're very happy in their new found homes.
allison's: and my own: *the bonus for kids, is that they're great for pushing at a high rate of speed down the hallway. which is not so much of a bonus for the aging blind dog sitting ahead.

26 comments:

Sucker For Marketing said...

Sweet! Think there is any way to get some here to Kansas cheap? I love those!

Anonymous said...

I love the stools BUT seeing that wallpaper on the far wall is heavenly!!!!

Mrs. Blandings said...

love them and would own them if I lived in driving distance even if you both stopped speaking to me. They look great in both spots. And the color!

beachbungalow8 said...

mrs. B~ the color is good. i agree. that may have been the selling point for me.

i think you could get these in KS for a song. of course, these probably CAME from KS and they were stupid pricey.

Poppy said...

Are they adjustable? and.. There's that fanTAStic wallpaper again!

Melissa Lewis - Off The Wall said...

Those are so cool, the absolute perfect shade of blue!!! What a great find!

beachbungalow8 said...

they ARE adjustable. that's as high as they go though.

katiedid said...

Lucky duck. So very cool!

Sarah's Fab Day said...

love, love, love!!

Merry Magpie said...

I love those, and they are kid proof:)

artist in NC said...

Megan, who did the art on the kitchen wallpaper wall? Love it!

beachbungalow8 said...

my ex mother in law did that art : ) she's a wonderful artist and person. it makes me feel like i have a bit of her in my home, where ever i live.

now how many of you can say that?

Anonymous said...

nice...but they are too short for your counter for practical use. i had a similar experience with 3 toledo arts stools in my own kitchen. the metal shop down the street extended my stool legs for $75, materials included. in your case, i might extend the central shaft or opt for taller casters so as not to touch the paint.

beachbungalow8 said...

anon~ actually they've worked great. no issues at all. very practical. but thanks for you thoughts!

Pink Wallpaper said...

if only i lived in la and could go and buy some for myself!!

Teal Chic said...

gorgeous! is the white chandelier one that you painted? it looks awesome!!! i still need to get one!

beachbungalow8 said...

it is teal chic. my very own home depot, re-do. it was a dark, weird, italian looking number that i just sprayed white, switched out the bulbs and discarded the tiny lampshades.

it would also look really cool painted a vibrant orange red or turquoise.

style & grace said...

God I just love the wall color with the Imperial Trellis. It looks fabulous!!

marinajayhawk said...

looks like they were meant to be! if i may be so bold...do they have any left & if so, which wertz brothers location & how much?

beachbungalow8 said...

marina, did you go to ku?

wertz bros on lincoln (at the 10) had one left (at least that's all that i saw)

Sucker For Marketing said...

Yeah, Marina, did you go to KU? I wnet there too!

marinajayhawk said...

thanks for the wertz information, megan! yes, proud jayhawk, through & through! i live close by too...marina del rey. rock chalk!

Anonymous said...

aside from the fantastic wallpaper, i really love the colour of your walls... can you please tell me what paint you used?

JT

beachbungalow8 said...

anon, thank you! the wall color was inspired by a martha stewart color (i think osh carries it) called 'tall taper green'.

i'd be happy to send anyone a sliver of the sample card that i have~ for matching purposes.
just email me if you'd like one.

The Hall said...

LOVE the look! We're renovating out kitchen, and I'm looking at a really similar color. We also have an extra tall breakfast bar - any idea what the seat height is for the tools when they're at their highest?

Anonymous said...

i am reading some old posts. i lived in l.a. from 1989-1998. that is one reason i enjoy reading your posts; as it reminds me of those years. i lived in the fairfax district...great old homes...and worked on wilshire boulevard on the santa monica end.

i LOVED wertz brothers. I bought several pieces and they have traveled the world with me to Kyiv, Delhi,South Korea and now Jakarta.

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