Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Thrifty Thursday #5

If you've been following along you will be becoming familiar with Thrifty Thursday - a post about the thrifty goodness I've found during the week.

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This week I thought I'd share something that I haven't actually found, but that was given to me by someone who found it on the side of the road. Now that people are getting know I collect 'stuff', I get calls, texts, and things left on my front verandah, which I LOVE! Nothing is better than free in my book, especially when it yields this kind of beautiful...

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Right?? To me it's a writing desk, but who knows? It could be a cool hall table.

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It needs a little work, but you can see the potential right? I have my eye on it for Harry, but I'm never quite sure whether I will keep something or not until it's finished. I'm thinking about replacing that centre piece with a piece of chalkboard...and though the pale blue is lovely, the paint job needs a little attention!

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It's a little taller than a I would expect a child's chair to be, but the overall size of it screams children to me. If you've seen something similar and now what it is, I'd love to hear about it!

Can you see the little lock below? No key unfortunately, but it's so cute! When I replace that piece it will go, thought I suppose I could try to replicate it. Oh the possibilities!

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So it has joined the junk yard that is my garage ready for a makeover. I think it's going to be a busy January!

Thanks for stopping by...


  1. I put chalkboard on a little desk I did and it sold very quickly!
    I have also linked back to you in my last post.

  2. At first glance I thought the first shot was an 'after' pic!! That's a gorgeous blue...wonder how old the paint is?! Cute piece and I know you'll do something fab to it :)

  3. Gorgeous!! I love when people find and restore/make over these kind of pieces. And that desk is adorable.

  4. I love it......
    I'm warming up my painting hand too ;O)
    T xx


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