Seems I opened up the floodgates when I ‘fessed up to falling off the curbshopping wagon last week.
The very same day I told you about those finds I took a quick peek (so she says) down around my daughter’s neighborhood.
I’d been steering clear of it for months, but not anymore.
I’ve tasted the sweet rewards of finding something great and now I’m hooked all over again.
First thing I spot was this blond end table.
Nothing really special, it was made in China and has a loose leg and a worn spot on the edge.
Nothing that can’t be quickly fixed.
Hmm, my daughter might like this one.
So I pop it quickly in the back of the van and turn the corner to the next block.
Whoops, it’s an end table. Should I grab it?
Do I need it? Um, that would be a no.
But there’s absolutely nothing wrong with it!
And so it goes, back and forth. Should I? Shouldn’t I?
This would be an easy makeover.
Can’t you just picture it painted white, distressed, and then chalkboard paint applied in the etched squares on both levels?
I popped that in the van too.
Drive a few houses up and I spy a circle.
It turns out to be an accent table with a broken leg.
Fix it? Nah, too much work.
But, have you seen all the great clock projects out there made with a round table top?
I’ve even done one myself.
I know how valuable these tops are for projects like that.
She even did a tutorial on it.
No way am I turning this one down. No brainer, right?
Ok, so I should be all happy and satisfied with my haul by now, shouldn’t I?
But I just can’t turn away from cruising the remaining blocks.
I must check it all! I feel compelled.
My instincts were right.
It’s a mission oak style desk!
This is sort of old, not solid oak everywhere, but veneered.
It was made before plywood and MDF though.
The top is in awful shape, split down the middle and warped.
But I don’t care!
This one is love at first sight.
Just look at that drawer pull…
I’ve always been a fan of Mission style furniture.
Just look at the bookshelves on the end of the desk. So cool.
It’s missing a piece on this end.
Not to worry, here it is inside the drawer.
I really love it when people keep the parts together even when throwing something away.
They must have cared for this at one time.
Oh, this one is definitely a keeper.
The biggest challenge was moving all my other finds out of the way to get it to fit in the van.
You should have seen me emptying my vehicle in the middle of the street then repacking everything back in with great care.
No curb finds were left behind on this day!
Not even the 9 foot ladder I found on my way back to the main drag.
Didn’t get pictures of that one, but it is currently waiting for me to retrieve it from my daughter’s driveway!
Could there possibly be a better start to my day?
I don’t think so.