It feels so good when my junkin’ days pay off like this one did. Do you ever have that happen to you…I mean, when you head out and score a piece that doesn’t really need touched or is exactly what you needed? Double-whamo with two desks in this instance.
While out doing the city-clean up run, I was ready to make a right-handed turn on a Y-shaped intersection when I glanced to the left to check for oncoming traffic…there it was. Perfectly retro desk!!!
My son and I headed out for the third weekend of city-cleanup and on our first stop picked up this desk. It was complete with glass top, at least it had a glass top. We loaded it up and leaned the glass on the side of the desk.
We also scored this mirror at the same stop which I put up front…
Just after we loaded up, we headed down a slightly curved street when CRASH!!! The drawers had come out of the desk and smashed into the glass, completely busting it up. We seriously were turning at a snail’s pace, but that was all it took.
Word to the wise: Turn drawer side of said furniture to the outside before loading glass. Uugh.
This desk was my answer to my prayers of needing a sewing desk to replace the tiny one I sold months earlier. I couldn’t find a single one anywhere that was what I needed.
How about you….and good treasure hunts lately?
Donna Wilkes says
Great finds! Our city does not allow free curb items anymore – they all go to the landfill. I shudder to think what treasures end up there. I am glad you saved the desks and the typewriter. Yes, I learned that glass-hauling lesson the hard way, also!
Wonderful finds, love the green desk for the girls. I bet they are pleased!
You did a great job on the desk, too, it’s very pretty.
Amberly Steele says
Love the finds!
Denise Stain says
Your desk is gorgeous! But the chair is so fab!
Tammy Henderson says
Great finds and a beautiful re-finish! Looks very nice
Heather Hinchliffe Rode says
I love that second desk so much! I’ve been on the lookout for something similar to redo as a sewing machine table too. Yours is so lovely. Lucky girl 🙂
Marie Blackburn says
Awesome finds! I found you over on G+ with Anne Davis’ share and I’m so glad I did – definitely adding you to my Circles! You brought back fond memories – my first typewriter was that cute little Smith Corona Coronet Electric. Spent many hours in my room as a teenager playing Secretary! LOL
Christy James says
I am so bowing down to you right now, oh queen of the curbside. You found some amazing deals! I love the typewriter too 🙂
White Lace and Promises says
What fabulous finds! Oh I so want the typewriter!
Kayla Janachovsky says
It looks great! I’d love if you’d link up to The DIY’ers. http://homecomingmn.blogspot.com/2013/10/diyers-32-and-marathon-weekend.html
SheilaG @ Plum Doodles says
Wow, you were blessed with some amazing finds! I love the whitewash finish on your desk.
Christine Graves says
Love the way it turned out….looks wonderful!
Maryann @ Domestically-Speaking says
What great pieces you’ve found! I’m featuring your sewing desk in this week’s PoPP Spotlight. Thanks for linking up.
Brooke Larsen says
Your desks are amazing. I love the chair, I would never think of putting those 2 together but it is beautiful!!
I would love for you to come link up at my Furniture and Paint Party going on now!! Hope to see you soon
Roses, Lace and Brocante says
I love it when you go junking – oh I would love to find those things here!!!
Visiting from Michelle’s party.
have a happy weekend.