Sunday, August 28, 2011

Almost A Thrifty Find

... but more like a family heirloom... or something.

I have been wanting to redecorate the study/office/junk room for a while now. The intensity of this desire was heightened when I saw a spotted office chair in the new Freedom catalogue. I swiftly bought that sucker and began my search for the perfect desk.

After many fruitless ebay and op shop searches I resorted to the dingy storage space beneath my parents house. Oh, Hello old high school desk covered in graffiti and angsty adolescence prose, it's nice to see you again. kinda. But you are free, and that is in keeping with my budget.

Yesterday, young man and I sanded it back and put a quick undercoat on.

 Soon enough it'll be glossy white and i'll show you my completed office. 

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  1. haha is that a bit of modern history revision i see? "Hitlers Bad. Vandals Good"


  2. Who is Sam? I care. And I bet Dave does, too.

    Think you can just sand away your past can you, Em? Hmm? hmm? xx

  3. And who is Nick with the great arse? I love a good arse...was the first thing I saw on hubby and I was sold!! xx

  4. And you didn't want to keep it the way it was?! Kellie xx

  5. OH but it looked so lovely before it was sanded!
    he he he

  6. i get knocked down, but i get up again. you're never gonna keep me down. your a daring darling em.

  7. Good to see your young man looking so keen with that'll soon have him hanging doors and sorting out the plumbing :)

  8. omg all men are bastards..this is hilarious. I am guessing you took lots of before pictures.

  9. Oh, I loved MxPx when I was in high school!!

  10. I soooo want this chair!
    Can't wait to see what you come up with..xx
    I'm in the middle of setting up my own little well, general crafty section at the moment too! I'm thinking a wicker chair will suffice-if the funds won't alow this one..and by funds I mean husband! ;)

  11. شركة نقل عفش
    اهم شركات مكافحة حشرات بالخبر كذلك معرض اهم شركة مكافحة حشرات بالدمام والخبر والجبيل والخبر والاحساء والقطيف كذلك شركة رش حشرات بالدمام ومكافحة الحشرات بالخبر
    شركة مكافحة حشرات بالدمام
    شركة تنظيف خزانات بجدة الجوهرة من افضل شركات تنظيف الخزانات بجدة حيث ان تنظيف خزانات بجدة يحتاج الى مهارة فى كيفية غسيل وتنظيف الخزانات الكبيرة والصغيرة بجدة على ايدى متخصصين فى تنظيف الخزانات بجدة
    شركة تنظيف خزانات بجدة
    شركة كشف تسربات المياه بالدمام
    شركة نقل عفش واثاث


Thanks so much for your words of encouragement, advice and solidarity.

xo em