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Tuesday, February 24, 2015

My Dumpster Find Refinish

A few years ago I went dumpster diving and found this beauty tossed in the trash. I posted about the find on my blog in this post. Really there wasn't any dumpster, but someone had put this desk out for the trash. I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw it. So I hightailed it back to my house from my walk and got our pickup to haul it home.
I had it under a tarp for awhile and finally took the time to finish it. That is of course after the hubby took it apart and glued the slats back together using clamps and wood glue. I repainted the wrought iron frame black and used danish oil on desk surface. I love how it turned out. It now sits in my bedroom and is home to my raggedy collection which I will share with you in another post. So keep an eye out as you never know when you will find a gem tossed aside heading for the dump.

6 comments:

  1. It looks like the old school desks. Very nice.

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    1. Barb,

      Thanks. It is a really nice desk. Thanks for the visit,

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  3. Great find, and it turned out beautiful!

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  4. Peggy,

    It really is a beautiful old relic. I am so glad I kept this one. Thanks for visiting.

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  5. Trina,

    It was a nice find. I couldn't believe it was put out for the trash man. So glad I found it. Thanks for the visit.

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