Mel and I came across this piece in a store in San Jose, California. I wanted to revamp our listening area in our house and this was gonna be a key piece. While I was examining it, I saw it had a makers mark. This piece was produced by Barzilay Furniture Mfg. Co.. We’re not familiar with this maker. I did some research on them and it looks like they were based out of Gardena, California. They were known to be one of the best producers of stereo component consoles ever made. Some of the consoles were sold as kits that customers could purchase and assemble. From what I can tell, they went out of business sometime in the 80’s.
What we really like about this piece is the art deco flare to it. I love the vertical striated wood supports and the square door pulls. As you can see from the pics, it was in rough shape. Since we got it for a good deal, I had no qualms about painting it.
I decided to paint it in black and light pink semi-gloss house paint. I used a roller to get a more uniform finish. The first thing that had to be done was to sand everything down. Always make sure you wear a mask when sanding old pieces because they used really bad chemicals in finishing pieces and you don’t want to be inhaling it!
After many coats of paint and many hours of touch up it is done.
This will be a great area to hang out in and just chill while the vinyl spins.
I want to get a vintage reel to reel to go with this record player so I can listen to my reel to reel tapes as well.
I saved the makers mark.
Feel free to watch the video below, off to the next piece
Fabulous, as usual. Are those floor-to-ceiling record holders available anywhere or do I need to scour CL and ebay?
Thanks! Scour away! They do come up occasionally.
Love pink and black…….very cool!
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Thanks for your posts and keep ’em coming. I am writing to see if you have any recommendations: my partner and I are looking for MCM homes in the Sac area to restore. Do you know any solid RE agents or brokers who have their ear to the MCM underground? If so, we’d appreciate a referral –
We don’t. But, are you following SacMod on Facebook? They post MCM that hit the market.
Great restoration job, congratulations on a great find. Please post more videos, I want to see your Moss Lamps and Carlo Prints.
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Thanks Julio. Will do!
Also, if you follow us on Instagram @hepcatshaven, there are photos and videos of our Moss Lamps and Carlo paintings.