Sunday, February 23, 2014

My First Campaign Furniture

When I posted this picture on INSTAGRAM two weeks ago all of you said the same thing…

My Caption read - "I'm gonna regret passing up on this $30 Campaign Desk at GOODWILL!"
"GO BACK!!!"

And as if by some divine revelation, I also saw the perfect chair on site at the perfect price, that before I could head out the door, I strolled right back and grabbed the tag on this baby and the chair! SCORE!

I didn't really think about where I'll put it or what my hubs would think of 'another' furniture in the house AGAIN, I just went with my gut and got it!

I've always wanted to have campaign furniture in my home and  this beauty, in near-perfect condition, was just too good to pass up! I knew I'd find a place for it somewhere.

So I followed the not-so-wise adage: "BUY NOW, THINK LATER"! ;-)

Guest room
And as I was driving back home, I knew where I would put it -The room above…

And here it is now…

I think it's a perfect writing desk/Vanity here. 
The drawers are pretty useful too for guests to store their things in and I love how I get to use some of my thrifted art as well!

A personal spot for guests
I placed this faceted mirror I got from TJ MAXX on clearance years ago ($20) on top, added some pictures, milk glass pot with some dried hydrangeas, the wireless phone and a desk lamp.

The chair is from the Threshold line of TARGET which I scored from GOODWILL for $29.99.

Nate Berkus Lamp - scored from TARGET Clearance for $32
I love the modern shape of this lamp and the marble base helps add to it's appeal.

The Cityscape oil painting of Chicago is a Goodwill find as well for $3, and you already saw the Paint-by-number Boy with dog Art work I scored on one of my shopping trips for $5. the canvas map art of old Paris is a clearance find from TJ Maxx as well. 

Inside the desk have these imprinted…

I tired looking up these BRANDS/LABELS on Google but only found similar vintage furniture for sale with these brands...

From ETSY $339

Anyway, I'm really very happy about this find.
I don't think I will paint it for now. If there's something that needs painting, I think it's definitely the room itself!

Yup, change is in order for this room

Particularly with the wall paint
I also need to update these…

Typical Barrel Cane Chairs I scored for $5 years ago.
I don't think I want to re-paint it but I really NEED to re-upholster it, and I know Tiffany at "Living Savvy" is doing just that to hers, so I need to wait for her tutorial.

Anyway, that's it for now. Please let me know if you know anything about "CAMPAIGNER" or "DIXIE" brand.

How about you, any great scores lately? Regrets? Do you also follow the "Buy Now, Think Later" mantra sometime?

Hope you have a Fabulous Week!


 Would love to hear your thoughts! Please share away...


  1. The desk is awesome Vel! And I have those exact same chairs, and bought them at Goodwill for the same exact price! Unfortunately, my 6 year old has kicked a hole in the cane on one of them. I am going to keep it and hopefully get it repaired one day. Mine also need reupholstered. I haven't been brave enough to try that yet. Right now, the hole is being covered up by a blanket.

  2. Oh I love it, what great finds and wow, it looks so good in your bedroom. Great treasures. Hugs, Marty

  3. It was meant to be! Perfect for your space! I like that you're leaving it alone for now. It's really pretty! Love that mirror too.

  4. This desk is so beautiful in your bedroom!! Love this! Yes, I definitely "Buy Now, Think Later" especially if it is a deal like this... What a great score!

    The Glam Pad

  5. Love the desk! I always say you find the best stuff and you do my friend! Your guest room looks great, I love the curtains.

  6. You are SO, SO lucky it was there! :) What a fabulous classic, Vel!!

  7. GREAT find! I love it in your bedroom - I think you'll enjoy having a desk/vanity there! And I realized I don't follow you on Instagram - off to do that!

  8. Vel, I had always thought campaign furniture was special and I think you found the perfect spot for your new piece. Of course, you would! You absolutely have impeccable taste and such a wonderful flair for decorating!!! Here is only reference that I could find Hope it helps!

  9. I've actually been doing the "buy now, think later" thing a lot lately. There were just too many times I didn't buy something, only to go back later and not find it. I love that the furniture can be used as a desk or vanity. That's perfect for a guest room. I just realized you were on Instagram. Looking forward to following you on there too. :) Have a great week!

  10. What a great piece of furniture! Love it!

  11. The desk is a lovely find! And your room is stunning with these three windows.

  12. Hey, Vel! Sooooo glad you went back for it. Looks gorgeous, and you've styled it purrrrr-fectly :) Major score!!! xoxo

  13. Great desk Vel! I have wanted some campaign furniture also, although I don't have one place to put it.
    Love the hardware on them. Have a great week. xo Nancy

  14. Great piece! Glad you got it! Everyone needs some campaign in their life!

  15. Great find Vel! Wow!! It looks perfect in your room- can't wait to see what you do with those chairs as well- they have such great lines:)

  16. Oh what a fabulous find! I love it.

    Have a lovely week.

  17. Thank you for sharing
    I will trying your idea at home
    I think this is the best of topic
    furniture Jepara

  18. Vel, that is an insanely awesome score!!! I love how you styled it so a guest could put on makeup or put in contacts, or check their email. It's the perfect addition to a guest room!

  19. I remember seeing this on glad you got it!!!! It looks great and I love the nate lamp and the price of the score on the whole vignette!

  20. That desk is perfect for in there! I've bought and sold quite a few pieces of campaign furniture and they all have been the Dixie brand. Seem to be pretty sturdy!

  21. We need to go shopping together, you find the most amazing deals! The desk is awesome, I've seen some campaign pieces at my local thrift store but they are way to damage or way to expensive :( Your desk fits perfectly in your guest room.

  22. You really scored, my friend! Love your new table and also the two fabulous barrel cane chairs!

  23. I have a full set of White Hollywood Regency Modern Campaigner dressers and bookcase. A 9 drawer, 6 drawer, 2 drawer night stand, 2 three drawer with 2 book shelf units. Anyone interested in buying?


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