I rearranged our living room furniture a while back and, in the process, moved in a large bookshelf from our dining room. The real estate formerly taken up by the bookshelf was now quite bare, and I was considering two options. First, I thought a buffet might be nice, but…what would I put in it? It would basically just sit there and look nice, but I wasn’t sure what stuff I would actually cram in the thing. Option 2: a desk. Yes! However, it has to look awesome and cost not a lot of money. Guess where I’ve been looking? (If you didn’t say Craigslist, you obviously don’t know me that well. Alternatively, you live under a rock.)
I was taking a gander at CL this morning, when I stumbled upon the perfect candidate…for only $35! I rubbed my eyes and pinched myself, but it really was a beautiful, antique desk for 35 smackaroos.
It’s seriously perfect for the space.
Here it is!
It’s missing hardware, but the wood is in fantastic condition. The photo above is BEFORE I even wiped it down and polished it up! I’ve been on a painting kick with furniture lately, but this desk is in such nice condition, I’ve decided to leave the finish “as-is”. Are you shocked, or what?
I’m thinking of ordering some cup pulls in an antique brass finish, and the drawers will get a nice wipe out (they are gah-ROSS right now) followed by a lining of pretty patterned contact paper. I’ll make sure to update you on the final product!
So, have you found any goodies on the cheap lately?
Oh, Craigslist…how do I love thee? Let me count the ways…
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