Thursday, January 19, 2012

Treasure Hunting Thursdays - School Desks

Stopping by the Treasure Mart on a lunch-break run the other day, a little beauty caught my eye.  I stopped to look it over, loving it more the more I looked at it.  I held my breath while I found the price tag... it was... $25!  And then I became obsessed.  Obsessed with this little guy, the cutest vintage school desk!


You see, how cute is he!?  Totally worth $25 I think.  I love the cast iron!  Well, last Wednesday was my birthday, so I went home that night to request said desk for my birthday from my husband.  He said he wanted to see a picture of it first.  So I went back the next day, and it was still there.  I took the above picture as well as the one below.


When I got back to the office, I eagerly emailed him the pictures, hoping he'd say yes, and guess what, he did!  So the next day I went back for the desk.

Now, I have plans for the desk, but as I haven't put them in motion yet.  What do you think I should do with it?  Here are some images I found to help inspire you to find your own unique vintage school desk.

Bad Rabbit Vintage

That's chalkboard paint on that one above.  What do you think?

Southern Exposure
This is one used in a children's playroom as a side table.  Cute right?

Phantastic Phinds
A school desk nightstand!

Crafty, Scrappy, Happy
Jaime Lyn at Crafty, Scrappy, Happy has refinished one to use as a nightstand as well!  Isn't it pretty?

So what do you think I should do with mine?  Should I paint it white?  Chalkboard it?  Re-stain it?  I do need to do something because the finish is worn & stained, & I think I know what my plan is, but what do you think it should be?

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