Turns out my big splurge of the evening was a matching pair of Lyby Møbler Danish highboy dressers.
That’s right. Not one dresser, but TWO.
Problem is, I don’t need two of these teak lovelies, but still somehow stupidly fell in love with the set. The auction house wasn’t selling each one separately, so obviously why not go a little nuts and buy the pair.
I’ve had that super cute and thrifty Swedish highboy in the bedroom, which is nice, but I always carry around a ‘someday must have’ list of vintage pieces in my head. You know, those amazingly awesome or super nice and usually expensive perfectly classic designy pieces that are so dreamy it hurts.
This list always included the quintessential mid century danish modern style highboy dresser for the bedroom. Until now, I just never came across one that I loved and could also afford.
So, when I spotted this Danish set at auction it was kind of like falling in love. I had to have one.
Didn’t help things that, during the course of the auction, I kept being beat out by the same dealer dude for $20 or $50 on stuff I also liked. When these came up on the block? The time had come to throw down and win.
And I did. And it cost me some money.
These things happen. I knew what I was doing, I had the cash and I ponied up despite my cheap little heart.
But I love this dresser. LOVE love love it.
Its the perfect scale and one of those forever pieces – classic, functional and gorgeous. Funnily, and hard to admit, but it felt kind of great to splurge and get something perfect instead of a stand-in piece. Somehow weirdly satisfying…
Good thing I bought this vintage wool camp blanket for like $1 at the thrift store, since that’s how I prefer to roll.
With the addition of the new dresser, I’m really loving the teak / olive / white / black palette happening in the master. Things are finally getting to a good place. Now for a bedframe, a few plants and the right accessories and maybe we might be done?
Otherwise, I moved my Eames rocker in here after getting that black safari chair and then threw a kilim pillow in for extra fun. I’d like to get some larger art and maybe a giant cactus to happen at some point, but our next big DIY is going to be a bedframe.
Since I had my big auction splurge, it looks like I need to sell a few things. Things like : the matching twin to this Danish highboy, my thrifty Swedish dresser, the Arkana safari chair and then many many other awesome vintage goodies. Holidays are always the worst time to turn my inner dealer on to try and sell stuff, so I’ve been going nuts trying to figure out what approach makes the most sense. Wait the holidays out? Big sale? Ebay? Big Cartel? Craigslist?
I don’t know! I’m busy! It gets dark early! Shipping is hard! Also, the dark thing!