Scavenger Success Story: Dressing Table Finds a Home

Scavenger Success Story: Dressing Table Finds a Home

Janel Laban
Jul 20, 2009

You may remember seeing this dressing table featured last week in the Chicago Scavenger. We found it listed in the Apartment Therapy:Chicago classifieds section on Thursday and used it for our lead photo for Scavenger on Friday. By the weekend, it was in its new home...

Longtime Apartment Therapy reader Mindy picked up this great looking 50s dressing table and moved it into its new spot over the weekend. She wrote that it is beautifully refinished and snapped a few photos of it in the bedroom of her and her husband Michael's condo.

Here's what Mindy had to say about the table purchase:

The dressing table was a great find! Jennifer, the lady who listed the table, is trying to start her own refinishing/furniture business. I was lucky enough to get a sneak peak into her woodshop where she was in the middle of refinishing some other fantastic finds.

I am planning to recover the blue vinyl stool in a hot pink vinyl: DesignTex, Annex in Cerise.

I did some research online to find out more about the California furniture manufacturer, Brown Saltman. I believe the dressing table is from the mid 50's but I was unable to locate any pieces like this one. Brown Saltman worked with several designers including Paul Frankl, John Keal, and Greta Grossman. I'd be eager to find out more.

It's fun to hear a success story - if you've purchased something that you found through the Apartment Therapy Scavenger or Classifieds, please drop us a line - we'd love to know!

If you too are a longtime Apartment Therapy reader, then you might remember seeing bits and pieces of Mindy and Michael's place over the years. Here are a few links:

  • Mindy & Michael's Small Cool 2007 Entry
  • Mindy & Mike's Chair Rescue
  • Mindy & Michael on the Cover

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