Wednesday, August 31, 2011

You're Throwing WHAT Away??!! {Student Desk/Chair}


Yesterday afternoon, on my way back home from picking up the boys from school, I found this fantabulous student desk/chair... curbside. Yes, as in being trashed. As in no one wanted this poor pupil seat.

It looks too knew to be an antique but it's a cool piece nonetheless. Too cool to pass up. 

This is how well Sun Kissed Boy #1 knows me. I stopped the car (I didn't say a word), he immediately pressed the button to open the hatch and got out to help me get it in the minivan. Ha! If I could only train him that well to clean his room. 

Normally, in the You're Throwing What Away series, I share some kind of make over or revamp but this desk is in great shape right now. I am sure later I will want to repaint it or maybe even beat it up some to make it look old.  But in the meantime, it looks just dandy the way it is.

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Nicole Rene said...

Great find! I chuckled at your comment about your boy getting out to help you! That is so precious & made me smile! :)

Susan said...

How AWESOME! I have some wrought iron frames that are for old school desks that are on my list of to-dos. (The wood unfortunately was used for firewood so I will have to rebuild them.) --My great-great lived in an old schoolhouse when I was a child, and the irons were in the attic.

I love it that you found such a beautiful desk, and that your son knows just what to do when you pull over. Priceless!

Anneke {RustiChic} said...

What a GREAT find! That made me laugh as well about your son...reminds me of my girls, except they are a little younger and just groan. I'm giving it a couple years. :-)

Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal said...

Cute find! What is the little hole in the top for? I always wonder why people throw such great stuff out!

Joanna said...

Wow...that is an awesome find! I can't believe somebody would throw something so nice away!!

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

thank goodness you came along to save it from utter demise! i agree that it is super as is!

Ashley said...

Ohmygoodness! That is an awesome find! I love the drawer too! I would have found some way to fit it in my Accord!!

Renee @ where the grass is greener said...

Wow! That's an incredible find! Lucky gal.

Ashley Sisk said...

Even I would have pulled over to pick that baby up - great find.

Suzanne@Meridian Road said...

That is SO cool! The dovetails look old. Maybe it's older than you think. What a lucky find!
I think it's so funny that he just opened the hatch!

Randi~Dukes and Duchesses said...

What a find ... I absolutely love it!

Teachinfourth said...

Too funny that he knows you so well...I think that this desk is truly amazing!

Rose @ Confessions of a Curbshopaholic said...

Ah, you're training him well. Love that desk and for sure I would have grabbed it too. I agree with Susan, it may be older than you think. Is that an inkwell hole on top? Looks like shaker or mission style to me. Great piece!