I’ve been MIA. Last Friday I had arthroscopic surgery to repair a torn meniscus and I’ve been minding my Ps and Qs since then following Doctor orders. It’s nice to be able to take a step without having a pain run through my leg.
Last week I shared my horse picture I found at a neighborhood garage sale. I also found a 1950’s writing desk and a 1900 depression glass lantern that was used in the mines north of my house.
I fell in love with it at the garage sale on Saturday when I saw it but it was $175 and that was too high for me. Everything was half price on Sunday and along with the horse picture, I got the 3 items for $50.00. I had a corner in the family room that was perfect for this little beauty.
When I brought it home it was pretty dirty and needed some TLC.
I wiped it down with a soft cloth to remove the dirt, then rubbed in some Rejuvenating Oil by Watco. I waited 10 minutes, then buffed it out. There are a few scratches, but it’s not my intent to paint it. I just wanted to enhance it’s character.
Lets see the before and after side by side, shall we.
We have a sub-woofer and I tried to hide it behind the desk and the cords behind the sub. I was a bit more successful doing this when I added my recent DIY entry chair.
I also added the basket (picked up at another home sale for $1.00) and filled it with some blanket throws.
The depression glass lantern was a find. It has the original wick and I love the color.
I added some Readers Digests (left to me by my Dad), and a white vase found at the good will for a few dollars. Both are sitting in an orange tray I recently saved from the trash and spray painted.
Pretty good for $50.00, right? Have you picked up any garage sale finds lately?