"A little more than a month ago my mom called me to let me know she had found a small desk on the side of the road, and snagged it for me," says Bekah at Country Mouse Tales. "The first time I saw the desk it was sitting in her backyard, and I didn't immediately have high hopes."
Over at Redoux Interiors, Karen says she found this desk on "One glorious morning of Dumpster Diving at my favorite Apartment Dumpsters spot. The desk was SOLID wood, but had a very sad and abused top." Karen saw potential, and took it home.
Heather has been working on a superhero themed bedroom for her boys and is sharing projects over at Twin Dragonfly Designs. This old desk, a garage sale find from several months ago, was just the right size for the boys' room, but needed a bit of TLC, first.
At Savvy Young Something, Sarah bought a solid wood white desk on Craigslist shortly after moving into a new house. She admitted that the desk needed a lot of work, but sat in her basement for about five months. I'm glad I'm not the only one who has to let projects sit on the back burner sometimes!
Susan of Sunflower Hugs tells us, "I found this desk listed for free on Craigslist. It was from a storage unit facility that auctioned off an unpaid unit's contents and no one wanted it. Then I found a free chair driving home one day." Lucky! Talk about the perfect combination.
Faye from MacGIRLver got this desk several years ago from her husband’s cousin. It had been acting as a TV stand in her rec room until Faye decided it couldn’t hide from her paint brush any longer and pulled the desk out for a makeover.
At DeeConstructed, Deanna had been asked by a friend to keep an eye out for something he could use as an island in his kitchen. She found this desk on the curb on trash day, and decided that with a little effort, she might be able to transform it into a kitchen island.
Debbie claims that if she showed us this entire desk in it's before state at Refresh Restyle, "It might burn your retinas!" Apparently, it was in pretty bad shape. Debbie wasn't sure how much she could do with it, but I think you'll agree--it cleaned up nicely!
Over at Thistlewood Farm, KariAnne had a very shabby wicker desk she'd found at a yard sale. The desktop was pretty damaged, and when some serious sanding wouldn't fix that, KariAnne had to come up with a plan B. Her solution? Stick-on cork tiles from Walmart.
Karen from Art Is Beauty calls this piece her Humpty Dumpty desk because it was in pieces when she found it on the curb. Karen and her hubs had to dig around in the dark for all the parts. Now that is some serious commitment to the cause!
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