Wednesday, October 5, 2011

A Sweet Secretary

Since I knew the local Salvation Army was doing a half price Friday on September 23rd, I decided to pop in for a frame. I walked right by the furniture pieces, since I was on a mission and on a budget...on my way back, I stopped in my tracks... There she was... the sweetest little secretary desk...

 (My husband brought the desk inside the house before I could realize what he was doing, I just went ahead and took the pictures for the "before") 







I was hoping the price would be less than 60.00 so that with the half off sale, I could walk away with a new desk for 30.00 and to my surprise, the ticket price was 49.00!!!

I've seen secretary desks in retail stores and have gone into sticker shock looking at the asking prices, there is just no way to justify the expense...



{Emerson Secretary from Crate & Barrel $1299.00}
 {Graham Smart Technology Secretary from Pottery Barn $799.00}



And would you look at this... currently being sold on wayfair.com (formerly csn.com)
{Wildon Home Paisley Secretary Desk in Oak}
look familiar?
Selling price $467.00 (this is the exact piece I bought ~ minus knob style)

Needless to say, I got this baby for a steal!

That's right! 24.50 total out the door!!! Can you believe it??

Stay tuned for the transformation of my sweet little secretary. I think I have selected a color, I want the secretary to be a really sweet and bold statement in the room.


2 comments:

Mrs. Chic said...

Great find! I too love those Salvation 50% off days!! So much fun we both have secretary desk projects, they really are the perfect desks :)

Looking forward to seeing your after!

Shades of Summer said...

We both scored some really great desks! I'm soo excited to get started. I'm looking forward to seeing yours also.