Diamond in the rough

So this little gem is the find of the week so far, and you have no idea how excited I am!  When my mom built her new home & moved, I assumed she took the desk I had a child with her…WRONG…she apparently sold it in one of her famous garage sales that she has from time to time.  I was heartbroken, well, I let her think that 🙂  Anyway, during one of my little thrift store stops, I ran across this one.  It is exactly the same one I had from childhood, except for the “oddly appointed” knobs someone put there in place of the originals.  I didn’t care!  I snatched this up as quickly as I could and off I went smiling from ear to ear.  Luckily, I found vintage replacement knobs and will be putting them in their rightful place.  My delimia, however, is which color I want to upcycle this in.  Black, antique white, navy, red?  As soon as I decide and get started I’ll share pics.  As for now, I’m just sharing the original and how amazing this little jewel will look once completely refinished!

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3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Karin Taylor
    Apr 18, 2012 @ 12:17:19

    I have a desk in my garage that us very similiar. Can’t wait to see what you do, I need inspiration!!!

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    • dmccoy10
      Apr 18, 2012 @ 15:45:59

      I think all of us had this type of furniture in some form or fashion when we were little girls. I love it and have a whole new appreciation for it. I’ll be selling most of what I do, but I think I might hold onto this one and possibly use it as Natalie’s sewing table. I don’t know yet, I have so many ideas running through my head. Pics soon to follow 🙂

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  2. carol hill
    Apr 18, 2012 @ 14:00:23

    You are too talented!! Where did you get it??? Mema and Momie!!

    Reply

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