Last week when I photographed Kristen and Mike's Mid-Century Oasis, I was awe inspired by their incredible credenza with the built in Packard Bell vintage record player. Now I'm quite fixated on the idea of acquiring one for my own home or for my new artist studio space.
After deciding that I wanted to find a credenza similar to Kristen and Mikes, I began my search. There are quite a few available on Craigslist. One was even listed as "FREE; Sitting on the corner of…" Of course for those of you who are die-hard vinyl collectors, it will be worth it to spend a bit more money for one that's been well kept up. Some of them floating around in swapmeets or online have broken hardware or require new wiring. Also, I recommend checking out estate sales, and vintage stores that specialize in restoring classic pieces.
1. This mid century modern piece is the one I am in the works of acquiring, I found it on Craigslist for $200.
2. Another online resource for vintage furniture is TINI: This Is Not IKEA, and guess what fellow Angelenos? They just opened a store front on Fairfax last year!
3. This amazing musical storage was an IKEA hack that parallels the dimensions and idea of a more modern credenza. I thought it was really clever and well made. I spotted it while searching house and office tours on Unpluggd.
4. This one I found, while searching Craigslist LA was this very similar mid century piece complete with a reel to reel recorder and an AM/FM radio.
Images: as linked above