Anyway, I just wanted to point out this old photo of Michael Penney's old apartment (shown in House & Home June 2009, photo by Angus Fergusson).
Do they look familiar!?
If you read the Chic blog regularly, they should. They're EXACTLY like the ones I found at the junk store and spray painted white. (Only, MP's are more of a glossy cream colour.)
I feel strangely validated by this connection. If Michael Penney and I have the similar tastes, I MUST be chic ... right?