Monday, November 10, 2014

60's Fireplace Find

How was your weekend? Mine was great. Relaxed, hung out at home, and did a little work. 

Yesterday, I was headed home from a client's house (I'm doing a little decorating for someone in the neighborhood), and saw a yardsale. I immediately did a U-turn, because I saw this vintage fireplace and HAD to have it. I have been researching fireplaces lately. That's the only feature that our house doesn't have that we really wish it did. I was going to get a fake electric one from a hardware store, or on Overstock (Overstock has some decent ones if you are in the market), but we don't have a great wall for it. The only wall that I would put it on actually has an air vent return on it, so that wouldn't work. Anyway, when I saw this one, that sits out in the open AND is vintage -- I knew it had to be mine .

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this was it at the yardsale. 

It's electric, from the 60's and has a little light-up feature that makes it look like it's burning wood. When it's turned on, it kind of looks like when a fire is about to go completely out. I love it!

It was only $150 at the yardsale. Jordan and I looked them up on eBay, and they were selling for around $800. I plan to paint the red part... probably white? 



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here it is in the house. We left it on all evening. So exciting. Pretty cool, huh!?

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    1. Thank you!I love it too. Now, to paint it... yikes!

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  2. Really cool find!
    I have a real fireplace and I totally understand you liking this one.
    Looks pretty real to me.
    Enjoy your find.
    Love & hugs
    Lydia:)

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    1. having a fireplace this time of year is essential!! thank you!

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  3. It is cool, congrats on the lucky find and a bargain at that. A fireplace always makes the room cozy. Have a great week. Alison

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  4. Awesome! I totally would have grabbed those lamps too, looks like a super groovy yard sale!!

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    1. yeah, the lamps were awesome - i just don't need any. he had lots of cool 60s stuff!

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  5. I love the red. I don't think you should paint it. It looks cool the way it is.

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    1. i liked the red too, but just not in my house! I Already painted it. haha!

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