See, we went thrifting together and Pat found this wonderful all-wood desk with a broken leg. He was in the market for some drawers and bases for the larger tools in the garage. For 35 bucks, we took the desk home. Once he got the top of the desk off to get to the drawers, we realized that the top was the perfect size for a coffee table and a plan began to solidify.
|The desktop in question|
|The cats were puzzled by this new, large item.|
|Isn't it a beauty!?|
|Check out the layers of paint on the door and the awesome wearing on the tabletop.|
In addition to the desk, Pat also bought a couple of old two-drawer filing cabinets. Once I inspected the inside of them, I insisted on being given the contents.
|Do you see what I see?|
|Check out those brass re-inforcers on the folders!!|
|They tear right out too!|
|The backs have this bit of separation to them though.|
Oh, and these were in one of the drawers too.
|Too funny. . .right!?|
I'm so happy that we were able to recycle some vintage pieces into furniture we both really love. And, I'm excited that I found some items in an unexpected place that I can use in my jewelry-making. What a wonderful surprise. What kind of surprises have you discovered while thrifting?