This spring, I had the privilege of picking over my first ever estate sale with my very best pickin' buddy Chelsea. And boy did we strike gold! Just check out some of the smaller goodies that Chelsea scooped up:
Styling feels like one of the most personal elements in a home. I used to feel unconfident when it came to styling but I just hadn't figured out my formula yet. And what I learned was the less I think about it, the more I like the end result! Playing with some pieces from last weekend's estate sale hop, including several pieces of old art, pottery, and wooden bowls ✌🏻
Thanks to Chelsea's research, we stumbled into an eclectic gold-mine-of-a-house that was brimming with unusual finds. One of which was an original Heywood-Wakefield coffee table with a missing leg. But pieces with missing legs don't stop us - especially if it comes with a missing-leg price.
Known for their curved lines and lighter finishes, Heywood-Wakefield pieces are American made and date back to 1897. Based on some of the clues outlined on their website (yes they are still making furniture) our gimpy little find was more likely circa the mid-century. Without the fourth leg, I knew I couldn't restore it to it's original glory. But as Chelsea pointed out - it still had 3 perfectly good legs. They just need to be repositioned for some stability.
By centering the remaining good leg on the left side, the table could get back on it's feet again!
In my opinion, it looks like it could have always been a tri-base!
I ended up leaving the patina as-is instead of restoring it to the typical Heywood-Wakefield satin finish. I couldn't help it - I just love the story it tells! The rustic wood plus the curved lip on the table reminds me of an antique dough bowl.
For funsies, I styled the wall around the table with some digitally-altered blank canvases. (Could you tell? As much as I'd like to, no I don't own an original Matisse sketch.) That blue-green balcony view print was also an estate sale steal.
If you're in the DC Metro area and want to bring home this vintage score - email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tri-Base Heywood-Wakefield Coffee Table
Now Available for Sale