school days, scool days, dear old golden rule days. . .

January 20th, 2009 in member junk     
shamrockerin shamrockerin, member
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I can't believe no one wanted this vintage school desk! The auctioneer couldn't get anyone interested in it, even though the bid went as low as $10. They passed it over and went onto the next lot so I scooped it up for free a little later that day.

I took it home and have been polishing it up and it looks much better already, the tones in the wood are really coming out. There was some kind of yellowy varnish type coat on it thats been coming off on the towels when I polish it, and the wood underneath it is in great condition. This desk came complete with a piece of chewed up gum (prolly at least 20 years old now) stuck under the desk.

tasty.  .  .

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Comments (6)

LloydsLandingofSears writes: Great freeby! Can't wait to see what you do with it! ~Mary~ Posted: 12:52 pm on June 2nd
shabbychick writes: Your patience at waiting till the auction is over definitely pays off - keep up the good work - and hope you don't run out of storage space!!! :)

That's a wonderful old desk, and I bet it looks so much better all cleaned up!

Kathy Posted: 11:22 am on January 22nd
MelHow writes: Lovely desk and what a find - I must confess, I am a bit envious... Posted: 5:16 pm on January 20th
georgiamoon writes: I bet that gum is older than twenty years. That desk looks much older to me. I was in school 20 (30..ok 35) years ago and we didn't have desks like that! Good find and you always wait it out and get the good stuff for free. Atta girl! Geo Posted: 2:03 pm on January 20th
suewhitney writes: Ah hahaha! love the gum story. This is indeed a fun piece.

Sue Posted: 1:04 pm on January 20th
roadtriplouise writes: This is a lovely piece to find!
Ann Posted: 11:12 am on January 20th
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