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Topic: $1 desk from Salvation Army - refinished!  (Read 4828 times)
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« on: January 11, 2010 08:04:54 PM »


Over the summer I bought a desk from Salvation Army for ONE DOLLAR! I was really psyched about getting it home and giving it a make-over....
It has a really unique shape about it, with no plain straight edges around the top!

It took me a whole day of sanding, and another whole day of painting, but I finished it!

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I'm really happy with how it turned out... it's currently my sewing table in my bedroom, but when I move into my new apartment, it will be the hallway table on which will probably be a mail sorter, a dish to put keys in and whatnot.
I plan on collecting a bunch of mismatched furniture and forcing it to match by painting it with the same paint.

Thanks for having a look!
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« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2010 08:12:10 PM »

wow, what a find! the salvation army you go to must be really rad! i can never find furniture anywhere near that cheap at my local salvi's. great job on the revamp!
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« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2010 09:07:45 PM »

Ah!  That is the most greatest desk!  The shape!  The color!  WAAAANNNNNTTTT!!!!
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« Reply #3 on: January 11, 2010 11:15:58 PM »

I'm loving the color!
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« Reply #4 on: January 14, 2010 08:54:34 PM »

That is an awesome sewing desk!  Its really fun.  Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: January 16, 2010 02:18:09 PM »

$1! I can't believe it!
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« Reply #6 on: January 16, 2010 02:33:38 PM »

I love the shape of the table. You never know what you'll find at the thrift store. You did a great job. And I think its a great idea to use mismatched furniture using the same paint. I bet it'll look so fun.
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« Reply #7 on: March 07, 2010 01:29:44 AM »

Omg, i love that table! the shapes are so unique!! Shocked
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« Reply #8 on: March 07, 2010 06:11:24 AM »

It's a kidney-shaped dressing table! Does it still have the swing-out arms that the curtains attach to? http://www.gaitainteriors.com/blog/?tag=vanity-tables  Scroll down almost to the bottom to see a pic of one being used in a glamorous art-deco bedroom.
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« Reply #9 on: March 07, 2010 01:24:00 PM »

Way to go.Cheesy I wish I could find things like that at my local goodwill.
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