Monday, March 27, 2006

A nice new to me desk!

I drove by this table for a couple days before I picked it up. It was on my route to work on Herring Cove Road - I don't know why someone else didn't nab it before I did! Someone put it out more than a week before garbage day. So last Friday I put it in my car and then Saturday I looked to see if it was worthwhile.

It had completely fallen apart - every screw was loose in the whole table - but someone had spent a lot of time sanding the table to try to refinish it and then just thrown the whole thing in the garbage for some reason! Why? Maybe it's because obviously the under part of the table and the legs are obviously from a different older table and the top is just 1" plywood, and the person wouldn't have realized that until they'd finished removing all the paint - and then said "SHIT!" It's plywood on the top! All that work for plywood!

So I tightened everything everywhere, painted the top light brown, left the rest of the table "distressed", and bob's-your-uncle - I've got myself a beautiful desk that fits with the rest of my decor!

Beautiful. And the price is very right! And the landfill thanks me too!

After I screwed everything together, but before I painted the top
Buttercup modelling the finished product!


Blogger Erin said...

Oooooh. That's a great find!!!! I LOVE finding stuff on the street. It's the best way to shop! see my blog.

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