fab find friday: bamboo desk

Estate sales can be hit or miss-sometimes you find a treasure trove of goodies while other times, you just end up sorting through piles and piles of junk.  I’ve not had much luck at the last three estate sales I attended, but then one day, on a whim, I stopped at one down the street from our house and, low and behold, found this vintage Thomasville faux bamboo desk for $15:

I snatched it up before another lady could grab it, but, sadly, I wasn’t fast enough to nab the matching mirror, too.  I did a little research and found that Thomasville made an entire bedroom set of this back in the 70’s.  Despite its lackluster yellow paint, the desk in pretty good shape…it just needs a little TLC in the form of a good sanding, a few coats of new paint and maybe a little glazing.  I love the antique brass hardware and bamboo detailing around the drawers:

I plan on selling this, but in the meantime, it will replace the huge cardboard box that is currently supporting our computer in the office.  Stay tuned for “after” pics and have a great weekend!


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  1. sherry hart on June 17, 2011 at 9:50 pm

    Total score. I get so excited about finding something that cool and Thomasville made some great stuff back in the 70's. The hardware is killer. Have a great weekend!

  2. Kelly@Bungalow Blue on June 17, 2011 at 10:12 pm

    Thanks, Sherry! I had to trample a few people to get to it, but I'm so glad I ended up bringing it home with me. The hardware is my favorite part. Have a great weekend!

  3. christi @ burlap and basil on June 20, 2011 at 5:42 pm

    this is a great find! can't wait to see what color you paint it.

  4. classiccasualhome on June 22, 2011 at 6:15 am

    no way NO WAY! What a great find ! Wish I needed a desk — I'd buy it from you.

  5. Kelly@Bungalow Blue on June 22, 2011 at 1:37 pm

    Thanks, Mary Ann! It's such a great little desk. 🙂

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