Monday, June 1, 2009

Thrifty Decor Chicks Goodwill Party

There's a Goodwill linky party over at one of my fave reads, Thrifty Decor Chick!

Great deals are NEVER wrong, no matter where they came from! Here's my contribution to the party, my "deskshelf!"
I searched high and low for a book shelf for my many books, with no luck. I personally am not willing to pay 300$ for a bookshelf, even if I have the money or not. (typically not)

I found two pieces of an entertainment center for 5$ at a yard sale, and then resold one piece in my driveway for 5$!

Here is the before piece I kept:

It has a great little desk perfect for my laptop, easily hiding it away when I need too.

I bought matte black paint, matte poly and new hardware, less than 20$ total.

After:The shelf has a small hole, which I keep covered with books, easy solution for an almost free desk with tons of storage space!!

Note: thanks for checking out my brand new bloggity blog, I hope you come back for more decor goodness! Please leave me a comment, Im lookin to fill out my link section today!


  1. Wow, what a great transformation! It would also look spiffy if you painted the backs of the shelves a contrasting color. Good find!

  2. Looks great! I would love to find something like this for my own-easy to hid office of sorts.

  3. Your desk/shelves were nice to begin with, but now they're awesome painted black! I think anyone could use a piece like it, because it seems nice and narrow. Great find!

  4. Very nice find! Great way to update & reuse. Welcome to blogging & I hope you'll come on over and be a regular at my blog too. I have my Monday thrifty party every week, so hope you'll join up next week too.