The Vintage Cabin’s Vintage Office

The Vintage Cabin's vintage office

I stumbled across a few photos of this amazing office space and immediately had to know more about how these fantastic vintage pieces came to rest so delightfully in one space. This office is occupied by vintage addict & shopkeeper, Becke, of The Vintage Cabin.

We live in a 165+ year old house that has, what used to be, a summer kitchen at the back and we thought it would be an ideal space for our office/studio. When we bought the house, the great built-in shelving unit was already there so we just fixed it up, painted it and worked it into our decor.

TheVintageCabin's office

We also knew we needed a nice, long desk so we just had some spalted maple planed at the lumber store, added 6 ikea legs and voila! I can’t really say I often plan ahead when I decorate, I usually just move things around…and around until they work and then add in a few details afterwards.

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I think the space finally came to fruition with the introduction of the old tin store sign and the orange and turquoise thrift store chairs. The arms & legs were really beaten up and they were FILTHY. I brought them home, took them all apart, gave them a bath and sprayed out the arms and legs in black to clean them up. I screwed them back together and WHAM! Great chairs for $10 + a can of spray paint.

Courtney Chesley

As a fellow vintage addict, I think the thrill of the hunt is almost as fun as the find. My love for all things vintage stems from the stories these items hold. You can read my mind over at or follow what spews out of it while under the influence of high doses of caffeine and re-runs of This Old House on Twitter. I also write about STL Indie Crafts for the St. Louis Craft Mafia and Girls Guide to the Galaxy where I am a Crafty Goodness contributor. I make my own crafty goodness at TwIsTeD.

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