6.02.2011

kijiji: my shop in shining armour




Lately I have been sighing over all things campaign.



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My old desk has been dying a slow death,
and although I've resisted, it's time to move on.

 been dreaming about setting my morning tea on one of these each day...



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however, since some other projects are happening here right now, 
1st dibs pricing isn't quite aligned with my budget of, say, nothing, lol.

The plethora of success stories other bloggers have had finding vintage pieces left me hoping
 I would discover a little slice of campaign heaven for myself...



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and then, yesterday, there she was, on kijiji.

(The photos were pretty bad, thankfully, or I probably would have had to compete for this one.)


Loooook at her.






She needs a makeover, life has been a tad unkind...
I'll start with stripping the top section 
to reveal what she's got going on under all that unfortunate mahogany stain.

If it's lovely she will be re-stained, but if it's not....




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what do think?
Just oozes potential, right?

Hoping to get started this weekend, but the kids have a day off tomorrow...
 and between a sleepover, trip to Wonderland, three kids bday parties, 
a bbq (here!), and a 60th birthday dinner...

 it may be next week :)

Thankfully, it's the last weekend of kids swimming lessons saturday morning - 
don't know what I was thinking when I booked those - 
I haven't been able to get out junktiquing at any yard sales all spring!!


What are you creative darlings all up to this weekend?





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12 comments:

Layers and Layers said...

Wow, Anne-Marie you SERIOUSLY lucked out. I LOVE it. totally diggin the "hermes" orange. Such fun. Cannot wait to see it! Enjoy the process. Best,
Sharn

barbara@hodge:podge said...

Get out! What a score. can't wait to see what you come up with!

Edwina@FASHION+ART said...

That's going to look so cool. Great snag!

Mel said...

What a find! I wish you weren't so busy, so you can get right to it :)

It's gorgeous and I can't wait to see how it turns out for you.

Have a great weekend.

Mel said...

I found this dresser, desk and night stand on Kijiji. Wish I could use it :(

http://toronto.kijiji.ca/c-buy-and-sell-furniture-dressers-wardrobes-3-piece-bedroom-set-white-W0QQAdIdZ287566317#

Sarah at Finishing Touch Interiors said...

Some fabulous desks soo much choice its hard to choose which is my favourite

The enchanted home said...

Yes agree its oozing potential alright. I have faith in you and the poor worn out desk seems to be in good, talented and capable hands! Can't wait to see what you do! Its beautiful and I look foward to seeing what you do....

Designwali said...

OMG gorgeous...I'm so impressed that you can squeeze this all in. I stopped those lessons too..they were killing me.

Brittany {Gallery No. Eight} said...

What a find! Oodles of potential! Can't wait to see what you do!

orchidlanedecor.com said...

Oh yes! I'm loving all things campaign too, post quickly on your makeover! I'm not planning any great projects this weekend ... I've just finished an epic post on my office makeover ... now I'm exhausted :)

Suzy xxx

Giulia Doyle said...

What a great find. I love the bold colours...

Blogger said...

I've just downloaded iStripper, so I can have the hottest virtual strippers on my desktop.

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