Check out my latest Goodwill finds.I have sanded both pieces and have painted them white. I know my youngest said I spray everything white or gray…what can I say??? I am going for the easy breezy look. I am going to use the first item in the family room for a magazine holder. The mirror I am going to use here. I am going to the house this weekend and I will show you how everything looks in the room.
I found this desk and chair set for $40 and thought it would look cute in the attic/loft area for the boys. I repainted it with a high gloss white paint and then decoupaged some maps to the top of the desk. After I painted the chair, I reupholstered the chair in the blue and beige stripe that I picked up at JoAnn Fabric. You can find the desk in one of my favorite rooms here.
This past weekend, I spent some time hanging out at our Island Home and I thought I would get some updated photos of the little office area I created. It is really no more than a corner in one of the bedrooms but my favorite thing about it is my $10 desk. I was going to sand it down and repaint it but that never happened. All it really needed was a good old fashion scrubbing. I like that it is kind of shabby chic which fits in with the Island vibe of the house. I love using my bargain finds to create unique spaces that our original to me. I feel like when I decorate with my thrifted finds I am creating a look that most people will not have because you usually can’t go out and find the exact pieces at a store.
Creating an Office Space with a Ten Dollar Thrift Shop Find
Everything in this space either came from a thrift store or was a clearance/sale item. My favorite piece hands down is the ten-dollar desk. It came from my favorite shop on the Eastern Shore. It is the perfect size and I like the little center drawer. I also have to say that I like the chair which came from Target many years ago. It makes for a nice and comfy office chair. I also like the old fashion bell on the desk. When the Gman was about 3 he was with me on a thrift shopping trip and he loved the shop bell at the register so they gave it to him. I miss those days when he came with me everywhere!
As I am sitting here looking at the photo, I am noticing that all my sea glass is missing from the glass lamp. The same person that stuck that bird statue on my desk probably took the sea glass. I am wondering how I missed all of that! I was probably just focused on my $10 desk.
The wall decor came from a thrift shop and the wooden box with the chalkboard top came from TJ Maxx. I like the driftwood look of it. It usually houses some of my books which are missing as well. Apparently, I am not very observant when I am taking photos!
I hope you have enjoyed my little office space at my home away from home.
Until Next Time,
I added some pictures under the glass and this is the chair that I showed you here.
Check out this cute idea. When we were in Maine last summer we stopped at several antique/junk shops. We found several old letters and numbers that I fell in love with and just had to have. So we thought it would be fun to put them on all the doors.
Check out my fabulous find! I found this little end table at Goodwill for $15.15. Yes, that’s right. My boys thought I was crazy when I decided that I just had to have this lovely piece. I wasn’t even sure where I was going to use it but for $15 I knew I would find the perfect spot. I think it turned out beautiful and the stereo equipment fits in it perfectly. We drilled a small hole in the back panel for the cords. After a quick sanding, I used Rust-Oleum primer and painters touch in semi-gloss white. So for $15.15 (the spray paint I already had on hand) I have a new end table/mini entertainment center. I will try to find a picture of the entire room so you can see how it turned out
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