Bedside Thrift joy x

So, shoot me - i forgot to take a 'before' photo so you could really appreciate the transformation of this neat little desk / bureau...
It was a heavily dark stained piece of 70's furniture but in REALLY good condition - £4 from the Recycling centre!
Stripped down with deadly "Nitromors" (rubber gloves, industrial strength needed) Before.... oh lordy, this area beside my bed was choking with dust and filled - just FILLED with piles of magazines, stock catalogues, books, journals, pens, beauty products, old cups of water...
Look at it now!! i can breathe, i can move, i can get into my bed!
The key to lock this opening desk part was STILL with the cabinet - what a find.
I toyed with the idea of putting crazy new drawer knobs on but these are are fixed so very beautifully, it would be a crime.
The desk comes down so i can write on it if i want - or, more importantly, i can reach my cup of tea....
(note to self: must get a new lamp at the Car Boot tomorrow too...)

Me = happy with new cabinet and happy because i had a fantastic break this week x x x


Cheesy fish grin :)

10 comments:

Rhiannon said...

oh so totally jealous.
But jealous in a good way How is it you keep finding all this amazing furniture?! Especially a bureau...

Glad you had a lovely break
xxx

Jennifer Rose said...

that is great!! and a big bargain at £4! :D

bex said...

ohhh!!! you lucky thing!! i need to find out if we have one of those recycling centers in cheltenham.

Steph @ Handmade Heaven Glassy Goodies said...

that looks ideal! what a great find and at such a snip!! that stripping chemical does sound terrible toxic :P

Menopausal musing said...

Ah yes, good old Nitromoors..... was that photo taken after inhaling the fumes in an enclosed space? Let me repeat what I said to your good friend Mrs B: "Breathe in through the nose... out through the mouth....." Ha! Ha!.... great bureau and glad you had wonderful break. x

KirstyFish said...

Is that how to spell it MMuse? I wondered!!
Do you know theeee 3 secrets to excellent thrift / tip finds?
Maybe i should blog a post all about it.... hold that thought my dears x x x

meplusmolly said...

Great find you!
Thanks for your lovely comment about my work! v sweet of you.
Glad you had a fab break ;0 x

Victoria Ann said...

Cannot wait to see the finished piece. £4 is an absolute bargain, seen a lot of them about in charity shops but about £40 upwards - you have a bargain!
Going to finish my wardrobe this weekend, then thats my bedroom furniture done.
hope you enjoyed your break :)

mad-boo x

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Crafty Koala said...

Fab thrift! You're so very clever!

Some tips on thrifting would very very welcome. xx

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