We went to a “thrift” store way out in West Philly today. While I didn’t see too many things that I liked I found a few not so thrifty things, such as this desk. I didn’t enjoy sitting at my old desk. I loved that it was small and had clean lines but it needed lots of work. The drawers had to be fixed, it was a little unsteady, also it needed to be sanded and repainted. I like that this desk, while having the same dimensions as the other desk, takes up a lot more visual space. This room is small and this side of the room needed something substantial. I think that sometimes in a small room you have to go large so that things don’t look too cluttered. Click here and here to see more pictures of my room.
I love the juxtaposition of the ornate desk next to the yellow industrial clamp lamp (eBay) and red metal filing cabinet (Ikea).
Since we are talking about the desk I might as well mention the chair…I upholstered this chair (which we got with the dining table) in this fabric from Ikea. I love black and white fabrics and I’ve accumulated a small collection.
This is the old desk. For now I am moving it to the basement but in the future when I have some free time I will sand it and refinish it. It will either go into Kiran’s room or in the office room as a table for my sewing machine (not yet purchased).
Here are some pictures of the yellow porcelain cups that we got (they were very thrifty at $5 for eight of them):