I was looking for a small desk for the master bedroom and it was crucial to match my room décor. After several trips to furniture stores my frustration began to grow. Then, I stopped at a nonprofit thrift store and found one with great potential, based upon size. Despite the fact that it was ugly enough to fit in any work place, I took a chance and purchased it anyway. Little did my husband knew what I was bringing home for him to get busy and make it pretty, :-).
As always, I knew exactly what I wanted, and my husband had the skills to change it. I love it now and the total cost of the purchase and makeover was $28.00 not bad at all.
As you may know by now, my love for yard sales, flea markets and thrift stores is real. It is such a feeling, a bargain, a chance to be creative and an opportunity to contribute to give items second and third lives instead of throwing everything away.
Again, I encourage you to find pieces with potential such as furniture, picture frames, flower pots, lamps, or look around your home, there is so much stuff out there to play with, transform, recycle, repurpose and/or salvage. It is such an awesome feeling.
What I needed to do to transform this desk:
Total cost of this project: ($20. Second hand desk, + $8.00 materials) = $28.00
(Compared to Staples’ Monarch Specialties, model 1 709 31, Dark Taupe: $123.49 + 8.64 tax = $132.13)
ABOUT THE Author
I am a blogger, a photographer, a jewelry designer, a gourmet cook, and a recipe book writer. I am also a flea market flipper, an avid gardener, an interior/ outdoors designer, an avid golfer and traveler.