Not too long ago my other half sauntered through a local thrift store not expecting to find much. But he hit up the furniture section and that’s where he found it.
A room divider with shelves, drop leaf secretary…and cubbies! He popped open the cabinet and inside one of the drawers he saw the label. He paused for what seemed like a fractured hour-second, quietly closed the drawer, shut the cabinet, tore off the ticket and walked away as nonchalantly as possible (practically whistling dixie).
This piece of furniture dates back to 1953 given McCobb’s relationship with Sacks & Sons. If I had my druthers, it would look a little something more like one of these beauties (McCobb designs taken from Pinterest):
But at the very least there’s a lot of canvas to work with here. This sucker is tall, measuring just shy of 8′.
So we went to work dressing it and tried to keep it simple and minimalistic (for us at least!) to honor its design. I’m sure we’ll tweak endlessly until we feel we have it right.
Now in place this piece actually makes me pretty happy. Plus, it’s not every day you nab a Paul McCobb at the thrift store.
Happy hunting, all!