Roadside Find…

So today I said I would show you my roadside find. It wasn’t exactly a ‘roadside’ find, more like a out-the-front-of-a-shed find!
I also wanted to show you the Ampersand that my Dad made for me from a sketch I done onto MDF board. You can see it here on my ‘new’ desk, which was the find mentioned above.
Firstly a closer shot of the Ampersand. It is unfinished at the moment, but I plan on having a go with the grey paint I done the mirror with from yesterdays post and build up on it. The & is
huge and my Sister has had me trace the & so Dad can make her one when he gets back to Sydney!!

…and here is my find. The desk.

I seen it outside one of my haunts and wondered why it was outside in the rain. It had a sign on it “Take away for a gold coin donation”. I mentioned it to my Mum, who stopped in there on her way home and she checked it out and sent Dad and I out to pick it up in there little car in the pouring rain may I add!!
It wasn’t going to fit in the car so Dad and I used brute force to pull the legs off so we could get home out of the rain. Which worked well as Dad re-built it on the veranda and voila! A gold coin donation desk for my ‘new’ office!!!
It has flaky varnish on it and needs a makeover too, but I will get to it when I can. It works and the desk top is huge so I am content
…for now!!!
Ness xx
-my Mum and Dad left for Sydney this afternoon so this is just a short post as I have a thumping Migraine from the goodbye and need to sleep….night =0)



Comments (12)

  • Wow great finds…hope your migraine gets better…I have them myself so I know what they can be like…
    Have a Blessed day

  • Great find, I look forward to seeing the makeover of the desk and the &! I hope you can sleep off that migrane – ouch! 😉

  • so fun! what a find!

  • Oh you lucky girl! The desk is very cute and we always love free!!

    Love the symbol your Dad made for you.


  • Lovely! Get better!


  • Just love those finds Ness!

  • That would have to be the best gold coin purchase you have ever made
    Love it

  • Oohwhat a great find…love to give a new lease on life to pieces like that. Particularly love the ampersand!!

  • Love it, clever daddy!! What a lovely place to post blogs from!! Love Posie

  • Love the desk set up! The ampersand is awesome as well. Especially since your dad made it for you. It will look great with grey paint to match the mirror.

  • Hi Ness,

    Hope you are feeling better today and your migraine has gone. We both know they are no fun at all!!! I also hope you are not feeling too flat from your parents leaving. I think this is one of the worst feelings ever…..anyway, your office looks lovely. Great job, that desk was just waiting for you.
    Take care
    N.W. Coast Tassie

  • Seriously!! A gold coin??? What the hang! You are toooo lucky! Fantastic find…in the rain and all 🙂 And the mirror in yesterdays post..that is lovely – what a fab job you did of that (hope you didn’t get that for a gold coin..i might be too distraught to ever read another of your posts again!! lol)
    I think I want your dad…will he adopt, do you think? Or just make me stuff!! haha 😉

    You are truly blessed to have folks like you have…wonderful!
    anyways..hope your migraine is well and truly over…nasty 🙁
    ciao bella
    jessie nz xx


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