Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Post # 100: Top 10 Picks

Today I am posting my 100th blog post!  I thought I would take this opportunity to take a look back at all my pickings and share my 10 favorite.

#10: Moroccan Coffee Table
I found this beauty at a flea market for $40.  It sold online for $300

#9: Mid Century Starburst Clock
I found this clock at a local antique mall.  The motor in it was not working so I replaced it with a motor from a clock I found at a thrift store.  Total paid $40 sold for $125.

#8: Handmade Coffee Tables
The items that I find also inspire me to create.  Over the past few months I have made many coffee tables using found objects.



#7:  Typesetter's Cabinet
There is nothing like cool industrial pieces.  This typesetter's cabinet has 24 drawers! Still available for $450.
#6: Coffee Table Restorations
I have found a couple mid century coffee tables in very rough shape and have been able to bring them back to life.

 Before: Picked for $10

After.  Sold for $150

Before: Picker for $20

After: Sold for $150
  
#5: Industrial Clothes Basket & Lounge Chair Rocker
I got both of these items at the same estate sale so I am counting them together.  This wire clothes basket is my highest percentage profit thus far.  I got it for 75 cents and sold it for $125.

This chair sold so fast i did not have time to take a good picture.

#4:  Brasilia Credenza
The Broyhill Brasilia line is my favorite of all mid century furniture.  I would have loved to have kept it for myself.  Picked for $120, sold for $360.

#3:  Danish Teak Dining Chairs
I found these 6 chairs in pieces in a greenhouse.  My wife and I reupholstered them. 
Picked for $210, Sold for $550.


After

#2: Mid Century Sofa
This sofa was an unbelievable find.  It had recently been reupholstered in wool.
Picked for $200.  Sold for $600


#1:  Solid Oak 10 Drawer Flat File
I bought this flat file for $120.  I drove it 17 blocks and sold it for $600 to Rejuvenation.  They sold it for $1850 three months later.

5 comments:

  1. Great Picks Chris! Congrats on your 100th blog post.

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  2. Very nice picking indeed. Great work on the restoration pieces too.

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  3. Love all of your finds and the before and after shots. I can't believe you sold that laundry basket for so much! I've got one I've been using for several years as a side table (with a glass top.) I've started looking for something to replace it - especially if I can sell it for anywhere near that price!

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  4. You should easily be able to get at least $125 for it. There are several on etsy for $150.

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