Friday, September 24, 2010

Little Red Desk from Goodwill

Its about time  I show you this little gem. Well, she is to me. Found her at my local Goodwill a while back and brought her home. I don't even know why I like her so much. I have always wanted something red, but in that old, worn look. That was before I got hold of a can of red spray paint and painted every other thing in my living area red.... You can read about it here .

        Plus she was only $11.00, so, to me, it was a no-brainer. 

 I just sanded her a little bit,and changed the drawer pull, because for now, I love her just the way she is.            (Was it Lionel Richie who sang that song?)

And this is what she looks like now all dressed up for Fall.

Notice my version of the "cheese-dome turned into cloche"? I just glued an old stand of a hurricane that broke , to the wooden base of a cheese dome.All of course thrift store finds. I will probably paint it later,  but for this display I liked it in the brown. Inside is some Chinese Moss and two white round seed-things that looked like they could be eggs, to me. The little bird was from Dollar Tree, spray painted Heirloom White.

              I put some more candles and leaves in an old birdcage I have had for years.

 On the right is another Gorilla Glue Project, where I painted a candle base black and glued it to a vase.
Again...thrift store finds.

 Some more Dollar Tree pumpkins on candlesticks....and a metallic pumpkin from Ross.

The silver cock in the frame my mom bought for me in South Africa many, many years ago.

There you have it! Eleven dollar table, and my second Fall vignette.

What do you think? How would you change this little table up if she was yours?

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  1. I would leave it just the way it is. It's lovely! and only $11.00. What a great find! Your decor is pretty too!


  2. Billy Joel and I love it (the song and the desk) and please.....11.00?

  3. Oh how I wish I would have found that for $11.00.
    Are you kidding? I would leave it the same too.
    Just beautiful.

  4. You are so right on that piece, no brainer. It looks awesome, and I love how you decorated with all your cute vignettes. Thanks for sharing and joining in on the party. Have a great weekend. Debbie

  5. She was a SCORE for only $11. Good for you. I wouldn't change a thing.

  6. Your right she is a no-brainer - very sweet table.

  7. Wow! That may be the best $11 spent, ever. Great Job!!

  8. beautiful work!!!

    Zondra Art

  9. The sanding added the perfect touch. Your display looks wonderful too.

  10. That's a great piece of furniture and the price is even better. Can't beat that! Your fall decorations are so festive! Love it all!

  11. Great find! It looks wonderful with your fall vignette!

  12. Ooh...I like it! You find so many great things at Goodwill!

    By the way, I left you a blog award on a post just now. :) Here is the link:


  13. Great Ideas! I love you kitchen table.
    I am following now and putting you on my blog roll. I got your blog from 31 DIY.
    Have a great weekend.

  14. I can't believe it was only $11.00 and it was already in perfect shape! Great find - so cute!

  15. GOODWILL-when it's good it's very-very-good! Just stumbled upon your blog-love when that happens-keep inspiring!

  16. What a great little red table! I love that and the great vignette that you've created on it. It's Wonderful!
    Hugs, Cindy

  17. Great find for a great price! You go girl. And I like it as is too. Plus your decor on it is cute for Fall. Nice job!
    Thanks for following , I am a thrift storeaholic too!

  18. I so love that desk and your vignette is just perfect. Everything is so pretty. Thanks so much for linking to TTT. Hugs, Marty

  19. oh my word...$11! what a great price for a great red desk...I love it :)

  20. What a bargain...$11.00! I just can't make myself purchase things at retail prices, when there are so many great deals out your table.

    Thanks for linking to my party. I would love to have you join me each week.

    Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage

  21. Love the's almost farm table style. You got a bargain!


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