Have you ever had a score of all scores? The holy grail of thrifting? A find so incredible, the story will be spoken of in hushed reverence by future generations? I recently found such a find!
I have a local establishment that I enjoy frequenting. In the past it has proven to be a great place to get my “thrift on”. However, on this particular day I didn’t even have to step foot in the store to get my fix!
You see, around the side and to the back of the store there is a dumpster of sorts. It’s a dumpster specifically for wood items that are beyond repair. I’ve drove past this dumpster time and time again expecting greatness to appear before me, only to be disappointed. But on THIS day, all my wildest dreams came true! It was as if I heard a choir of angels singing as my eyes fell upon a large solid wood object. Upon further inspection, I discovered a solid mahogany “Hale” library desk. And as if that wasn’t thrilling enough, when I continued to forage through the dumpster, I found every single drawer, desktop, and writing table that belonged in the desk. It was complete!!! The only thing missing was a few screws that attached the desktop to the desk. Since I have experience with loose screws;) I knew this would be a fabulous project! I proceeded to reconfigure the minivan seats and proudly drove her home.
After sanding and prepping I found some leftover paint to mix my own chalk paint. It turned out perfect for the transformation! The icing on the cake was adding new glass hardware.
I’m happy to say that she found a new home as a makeup desk for a very excited nail technician!