A LITTLE BEAUTY!
Bob came home recently from an auction with this little school desk.
Some may think its chippy goodness is perfect, but that's rarely an option with Bob. The fun for him is disassembling an item; and restoring everything back to working condition and restoring the wood back to an original finish.
The desk portion tilts and can be adjusted up and down.
The drawer has a pencil tray, and the drawer pull has a patent date of March 25, 1910 on it.
Sometimes, I have a hard time giving up things that Bob restores. This is one of them, but it is off to the consignment store -- hopefully, someone will buy it that loves it as much as I do!
AND THE BEAST!
Bob found this in a barn cheap. It was full of hay and mouse droppings. After a thorough scrubbing and disassembling, he stripped the wood.
This thing is huge and heavy -- much bigger than the average cedar chest. The top hinges for lots of storage and would be perfect in a mudroom. After Bob finished doing his thing, it turned out pretty neat.
You never know if something like this will sell -- it takes just the right person with the right space. It sold within two days!
Once again, our state is in mourning. Please pray for the families of the victims of the horrific massacre at the movie theater in the Aurora suburb of Denver last night.
I'm joining the following parties. Please check them out for a plethora of inspiration.
Between Naps on the Porch for Metamorphosis Monday
Southern Hospitality for Thrifty Treasure Monday
My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia for Tuesday Treasures
Coastal Charm for Nifty Thrifty Tuesday
Restore Interiors for Restored It Wednesday
Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesdays
The Shabby Creek Cottage for Transformation Thursday
From My Front Porch to Yours for Treasure Hunt Thursday
Common Ground for Vintage Inspiration Friday
Miss Mustard Seed for Furniture Feature Friday
Funky Junk Interiors for Saturday Nite Special