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My Secretary (Desk)


Over a year ago, I was wandering around my Goodwill, and came out with a couple of purchases. I bought an old school TV cart. It came out of a school, I think.  I paid $6.00 for it. I bought a bookshelf. I am not sure where it came from, but it was clearly not a discount store shelf. It is super heavy. I thought Hubs was going to kill himself trying to help me get it upstairs. I paid $5.00 for the shelf. And, to round out my $30.00 shopping spree, I paid $19.00 for a secretary desk.

I had plans to refinish it, and put it in my art room, so I could turn my desk (2 file cabinets and an 8 foot long piece of wood on top) into a painting table.  Then, Hubs and I traded spaces in the house. My art room is no longer the large bonus room. My art room is now the smallest bedroom in the house.  Just for the sake of showing, here is a picture of it.

Art Room

Isn't it super cute?

I love the new space, but there is not one inch of space left to put another piece of furniture. Literally. Every piece of furniture is strategically placed so that the not even my finger can fit between the door and the furniture. It is full! This means that my plans for my (eventually) cute desk got pushed aside. The desk has been sitting in the garage for over a year.

Well, today, things are changing. Of course, it is still sitting in the garage, but in the middle of the floor!


The Before

I started the process today. I have not decided what color it will be, or where it will live, but I have at least started. Stay tuned for more on my experience refinishing my desk!


I only cost $10?


So, in the spirit of sharing some of the stuff that Hubs puts me through, here goes:

On Saturday, we spent more time finishing cleaning out the garage. I must say that I am so proud of Hubs. He took out (upstairs) all of the boxes in the garage that were filled with random Hubs stuff. This could be anything from computer parts to pencils to Military memorabilia  to stuffed animals to 10 year old scraps of paper and everything in between. I have been after him to empty those boxes for some time. He did not empty most of them, but he put them in his own space.

Now, as he was going through some clothing to sell at our yard sale, he came across a jacket that did not sell at the last yard sale, but was still priced at $10.  He took that little sticker and put it on my back. I asked him if he was wiping something off or putting something on. He replied: “I took care of it.” I absolutely should not have let him leave it at that. Because later in the day I went to get lawn mower gas and to go to the grocery store- all still while I was priced for $10. Now, this story would probably be funnier if someone had handed me a $10 bill… but they did not. Maybe I was priced too high?

Later, Hubs pulled that sticker off , and he just about fell down he was laughing so hard.  He needs help.