My wife and I fought through Wednesday traffic in Atlanta to complete our pilgrimage to Kudzu Antique Market, where I hoped to leave with inspiration and maybe even with a piece of furniture to enhance our late-‘60s-early-‘70s living room, but with some money left in my pocket, too.
With home décor, Midcentury is a rough game to play. Many authentic pieces are dazzling but out of reach for our growing family’s budget. I have found that, aesthetically, late-1960s-era furniture has a warmer, less-auspicious personality and early-1970s-era furniture has an even bolder look but is harder to find because of what I suspect is shoddy craftsmanship. ‘70s-era furniture can also slide from bold to gaudy easily, but the style speaks to my tastes directly.While in the store, we discovered an industrial-rustic bookshelf tagged at $499 dollars. It appeared to be step-by-step exactly what HGTV’s Dan Faires constructed here.