A cool new sewing desk and some burlap sacks

Monday, April 30, 2012

Before I get started today, I wanted to let you know that I'm over at Newlyweds on a Budget resurrecting an oldie but goody: my pop art canvases.  Go say hi!

On Saturday, a friend and I hit up the Liberty Antiques Festival.  (If you remember, I went last year as well.)  Aside from the weather (it was chilly, overcast, and generally a blah day), we had a great time and brought home a couple of fun things.

I don't know why, but I was drawn to burlap sacks all day.  I really don't know what I'll do with them (recover a chair seat for a chair I don't yet have, perhaps?), but I couldn't pass up a good deal.  Actually, I think I got ripped off on the one on the right at $8, but the one on the left was a steal at $3 and is my favorite of the two.

Just before we were getting ready to leave, we came across this cutie little school desk:

I asked the vendor how much, thinking it would be $70 or more, so when she said $30, I tried to contain myself and pretend that I was indifferent.  I asked if she would take $25, and she did!

Doesn't it make an adorable sewing table?

The top lifts up so I can store all my notions and whatever else I want in there.  It also has a hole in the top where an ink well used to sit, which proves to be the perfect spot for my scissors.

Ack, I just love it!!

Have you found any cool things lately?

P.S. Come back tomorrow to see what I sent my April Package Pal!!


  1. Great find with that desk (and way to get it for a steal)!! It does made a super adorable sewing desk. I recently got a few good finds myself including some old blue ball mason jars. I just LOVE those :)

  2. That is adorable! And an amazing steal!!! Great find!

  3. What an awesome find and how perfect for sewing!!