I love going to thrift stores and garage/estate/yard sales. I love snooping around to see what I can find. That said, I have a “bucket list” of prized goodies that I really want to find on my adventures. An old scale. A manual, vintage typewriter. And I have always wanted to find an old wooden ironing board. I thought it would make a great table.
So, when I saw a sign for an estate sale on Friday, I thought I’d check it out. Lo and behold, look what I found!
I couldn’t believe it. Just sitting there. It didn’t have a price tag, so I asked how much it was. She said $5 (I later learned that pretty much everything you asked her the price on was $5). I gladly forked over the $5 and brought this baby home!
As you can see, it needed some TLC before it could become the table I wanted. I grabbed some Murphy’s Oil Soap wipes and got to work.
It was one dirty bird.
I wiped all of it down and decided to put it in my dining room.
I just love the geometry of it – the lines, the angles. I love the simplicity of it.
I added my thrift-store-find fork and spoon on top. I found these for $4 and they were black. I spray painted them with Rust-Oleum Satin Nickel spray paint.
I may end up hanging them on the wall, but, for now, they’ll be on my ironing board.
I love my little ironing board and am thrilled that I can cross this off my list!
Do you have a thrift store wish list? What’s on it?
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