Thursday, October 23, 2008

twenty gauge

One of my favorite places to find refurbished vintage steel and other fantastic treasures is twenty gauge. mint condition, lockers, wire baskets, tanker desks, drafting stools, o' plenty.
the target training poster , awesome. but is also one of the countless pieces of paper curiosities twenty gauge carries. old maps, educational charts....piles and files of them.
take a look at those drawers {sort of looks familiar actually} vintage scarves, waiting to be taken home and sewn into your own special pillow... a la eddie 'betsy' ross style.
weird funky tramp art that makes you want to touch it.
this chair was my favorite. if I was doing a boy's room....this would have had to come home with me {well. this and some of the lockers in the background}


Jessie said...


I would die for that green piece with the drawers... and that swiss army blanket chair? Brill.

Mrs. Blandings said...

OK, how can we have not talked about this before? Amazing. Amazing! And I need drafting stools!

Charlie said...

Oh I love HD Buttercup. I have one of those metal chairs - a friend gave it to me. I recovered it in navy blue vinyl. Very cool. A soon as my fiend saw it he wanted the chair back!

beachbungalow8 said...

mrs. b~ get out here! we'll hit lots of fun places like this....and then go have a sunset drink at casa del mar.

charlie, you do? navy blue vinyl? "bananas".

The Lil Bee said...

That green cabinet is exactly what I'm looking for. Thank you! I am bookmarking this for inspiration. And that chair, I am in love with.

Charlie said...

Sorry about the grammar and spelling in my comment. I'm not drunk - but should maybe reread before sending. But then maybe he is a "fiend".

Karena said...

Love those basket files. What a cool place. I've just ordered a catalog.

beachbungalow8 said...

charlie...we don't mind our grammatical manners around here!

Ashley said...

I love vintage metal furniture. Thanks for posting this.

Design Babylon said...

I am so excited to see a post @ 20 Gauge!! The owner, JC Hryb, is a dear friend of mine. He also has another business Called "Style de Vie" that sells antique maps and framed vintage wallpaper -- so beautiful! You need to check it out!

Jersey Girl in DC said...

I absolutely love those green drawers!

beachbungalow8 said...

design babylon, I know his collection of odd ephemera is just CRAZY good.

I guess I didn't realize that part of the shop was different from the steel refurbed area.

aren't those green drawers lovely???

Lucinda said...

OMG! There are people out there who love love love steel drawers just like me? I just discovered your blog and will be adding it to my favs.

Many thanks!

Ms Unreliable said...

What a great store! One day I'm going to sneak in to one of these fantastic vintage stores and just set up a hammock and move in before anyone can stop me!

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