(via Eichler Homes in Sacramento)
*I hope to be this amazingly stylish when I grow up.
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I decided to check out Gretchen’s blog and found out that she is the lucky owner of not just one great mid century house but also an amazing Eichler. One of her great discoveries was a bunch of slides of the old owners (as seen above with the gorgeous Mrs. H in pearls) in the home with all their awesome decor. Now these folks had style!
Well I spotted a really great DIY that is so simple and great looking that any mid century lover could appreciate it.
Look at this awesome vintage console…but what is so awesome about it (besides ALL the accessories)? The whole thing is constructed of two long planks of wood painted black and some cement pavers stacked in between the shelves and on the floor. It looks like they made the height a perfect fit for their collection of encyclopedias.
This is like the easiest thing in the world to make and costs almost nothing. Yet the utilitarian materials and elegant proportions keep it from looking too dorm chic and totally worthy of gracing a lovely Eichler.
It is accessorized with so much style – its hard to tell the decade at all. Crafty. I think this might be well adapted to a nice low media console, with all those unsightly electronics placed artfully on shelves. I mean you could have multiple levels, wrap around corners, build it tall…the possibilities are exciting.
I think a trip to Home Depot might be in order very soon to copy this great look.