Yesterday I shared my refreshed Spring vignette sitting atop my dining room dresser. But here's a little more info about that dresser.
I trash-picked it with my brother almost six years ago and it was on someone's lawn, I believe with the entire bedroom set. At the time I was newly engaged, had NO furniture, and also had no concept of the mid-century modern design aesthetic. Then after we moved in to our first apartment I blindly stenciled the dresser, ya know in an effort to "make it less seventies." AH! I am now kicking myself for being so foolish. I've tried to wash off the paint but it is useless. The only way to refinish it is to sand and re-stain the drawers, which I will most definitely do one day.
I kinda recently just learned that this is a piece of the Broyhill Brasilia line of furniture.
"The Brasilia line by Broyhill was created in 1962. The signature lines and waves of Brasilia furniture were inspired by the distinct architecture of the city of Brasilia, the capital of Brazil." from Brasilia Connection
I've seen this dresser for sale at many modern furniture websites like this one:
And on E-bay for upwards of $700-800.
But alas, I was an ignorant young apartment-decorator, clueless and unaware of the gems that were sitting on that lawn on that fateful night. One day I will restore my dresser back to its original beauty and treat it like the wonderful piece of furniture it is. Anyone else into mid-century furniture or score an amazing deal on one?