Monday, March 28, 2011

vintage medical cabinet perfection...

house beautiful

When I posted about the vintage stainless steel medical cabinets I found up for auction last week, I had forgotten about this beautiful bathroom by Betty Lou Phillips. Could that cabinet be any more perfect? or perfectly filled?

Well, here's how it went at the auction: I really wanted those pieces but so did a very good friend of mine. Do you remember Diane's lake house? Diane knew those would be awesome in her place at the lake. So we did the only thing we could do...split them up - each promising the other 'first dibs' if we later changed our minds.

I think we are both happy. She got the piece with the cabinets and drawers, kinda like the one pictured above, and I got the piece with the shelves.  

Mine looks exactly like this one from Modernicus. You can follow the link to see their price.



Once I get mine all set up, I hope to have a photo or two for you. And we are lucky enough to know the history of these pieces, too. They are from the dental offices on the Marine Corps base at Parris Island, SC. 

Thank you so much for all your comments and encouragements about these pieces on my original post. We ended up paying $300 for each piece. Not too bad, I think...

34 comments:

lisaroyhandbags said...

It's gorgeous and I think that's a great price. It's a piece you can use pretty much anywhere which makes it so versatile. Love it!

The Decorator said...

Well done Donna!
The Cabinet is absolutely stunning!
Great find!!

Acquired Objects said...

Congratulations Donna on your win! You did the right thing with your friend by splitting them up. I can't wait to see your piece placed and polished!

An Urban Cottage said...

Are you kidding?! That's a steal...or should I say steel?
Congratulations!

bluehydrangea said...

Congrats on your new addition!! He is fabulous, can't wait to see more pics!!

things that sparkle said...

Gorgeous! Such a great find and how special you know the story behind it

3 Peanuts said...

So glad you got them!! COgrats. What a great price too.

paula said...

what an incredible find! LOVE it. I am sure they will be gorgeous in your home.

robyn from whimages said...

How incredibly awesome are they? LUCKY LADIES!

Prize Antiques said...

Okay, first congrats on the win! But second, amazing price on the cabinets...score bonus! Can't wait to see a photo once it makes its way home!

quintessence said...

Congrats - it's beautiful and I think you got it for a fabulous price. So smart of you and your friend to split the cost. Can't wait to see it in your space.

Divine Theatre said...

What an awesome price! Yippeee!
Did you see mine on my latest post? I paid $150!
I love that bathtub but I figure it's a jillion dollars or more...sigh.

Andie

La Dolfina said...

Congrats Donna, you both scored!
I'm so glad someone didn't bid you up too high as $300 is a great price!
Can't wait to see yours in it's new habitat :)

Tobe | Because It's Awesome said...

it's amazing. can't wait for pics!

Granite Countertops Hamilton said...

What an awesome piece Donna! I'm thinking of a vintage inspired closet for this one. And the price is worth it.

travelkate said...

Wow! Love this...and that sounds like a great price!

vicki archer said...

Congratulations....a great find....xv

Stitchfork said...

What great finds! Love the pink towels in the first photo.
Cathy

Gretchen O. said...

Now THAT is a good find. Reminds me of the cabinets in Erika's office from Urban Grace interiors. You, my dear, have found some finds lately. I must travel a bit up 26 to go to your haunts!

liza said...

Oh, you scored! It's amazing! Thank you for your very sweet comment today. I hope your Monday is good!

Villa Bisono said...

I absolutely love that bathroom! I love the monogram floor too and the Carrera marble..everything is perfect and dreamy!I am your newest follower..hope u can stop by and follow too.

xoxo
www.villa-bisono.com

d. reyné said...

Woo Who!
I am so....glad you got it Donna! How cool that you know the history of the piece! I think the price was awesome and can't wait to see it in your home!

24 Corners said...

Oh my goodness...$300- for each piece...not bad indeed!! Congratulations...can't wait to see your in action!
xo J~

Diana Joy said...

$300 for each isn't bad. I just saw two smaller ones than yours for $390 each....great buy.

pretty pink tulips said...

I love that bathroom pictured above!

So glad you and your friend went in together. Sounds like a great compromise between friends.

Looking forward to seeing yours all decked out!

Karena said...

That is so gorgeous!! I will look forward to what you fill it with!

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Charlotta Ward said...

Congratulations!

I am sure it will look just amazing. Can't wait to see the photos.

xx C

The Zhush said...

The photo above, the piece itself and even the history behind it...its all so gooooood! Can't wait to this baby in your own home! Congrats on this spectacular purchase!

SHERRY HART said...

I think $300 is a pretty good deal! Especially for something cool like this. Can't wait to see where it is going. The new bathroom???

LiveLikeYou said...

NICE! what cool chic look and so unusual.

Renae Moore said...

You got a great deal....don't ya just love when you snag something great?
xx

Blue Fruit said...

That's terrific news! I was wondering how you went with the auction. And isn't it more fabulous when you know of the provenance of a piece, especially when it is a little unusual like this one's history.

I am looking forward to seeing what you do with it ~ nothing short of sublime sophistication, I have no doubt!

under spanish moss said...

Donna...So glad you aquired the cabinet and a great price. Can't wait to see what you do with it.

Angela and Renee

Tades said...

Glad you got one! I think you got a great deal!