You just never darned there know what you will find at Goodwill. I wish I would find an old couch stuffed with money:) That never has happened though. Then again, I never have checked.
Welcome to this months edition of Thrift store finds and makeover.
This is an old find I shared back around 5 years ago. I figured most of you have never seen it before and I wanted to share again. It’s one of my favorite finds. Plus I moved it and it found a new partner.
I had no clue what it was at first. I actually thought it was a microwave cart. You can read the original post here Then a few of my readers said no, that is an old typewriter table. I was shocked. I purchased it for less than $20.00, that much I remember. I brought it back to life with a light stain and some sanding with sandpaper back then.
It once resided in the kitchen, but years later after I actually found an old typewriter, it only seemed fitting to pair them up together.
The other day, I gave it another fresh coat of stain, and rolled her on back near the entry.
I always have such random thoughts when I look at old things. I wonder who’s they were, and why they discarded it.
Finding the typewriter was key! I have been looking for so long and didn’t like the ones I saw, or they were way too pricey. My husband actually found this one for me on Ebay for $25.00 and it was free shipping.
And the perfect fit.
I have been in Valentine decorating mode around here. It’s sort of a mess in the back ground. You just can’t see it:)
The little sanding and stain brought the table totally back to life.
Old church bulletin above the typewriter table. You may also notice an old Physician bag under the table. My FIL also found that at Salvation army. It’s all leather and very cool. Remember the days of house calls??
How about I show you a few more vintage finds while you are here.
When we purchased the new entertainment center it was much larger than we even imagined. It sort of overwhelmed me. Not to mention, it didn’t come with any lighting. At night it was dark on that wall.
So my husband hopped on Ebay again and found two vintage brass lights for $20.00. He wired them and hung them from the top.
The rooster bottle my FIL found at Salvation army for me. It was a buck. He couldn’t leave it behind. It’s hand painted.
I found the bottle cap topper when my in-laws where here. We took them to an antique mall and this was the first thing that went in my cart. It was $7.00 and even came with the bottle caps that my husband found a jar to put them in.
That head thingie, my husband picked that up the other day. I don’t get it quite frankly, but he liked it.
My Winter art is set behind it. Vintage clock, vintage dog nutcracker again deal ole FIL find.
FIL gave us the seltzer bottle too. I told him, as much as I love everything, I am busting at the seams here with old stuff. I do think I have an old fan coming though that he has had in his basement for a long time. So, as much as I say please no more, I go and ask what else he has HAHAHA!!~
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OK, that vignette looks cute. I have an old typewriter and when I saw yours realized I also have an old stand in the shed. The question now becomes do I have a place to copy cat that vingette?
That is always the question lol!
Kathy @ Sharing Shadymont
Gorgeous vintage! I’m the same way. I have way too much stuff, but some things, I “just have to have”! Great styling with your typewriter and table!
I was thinking of heading to GW today for some thrifty finds but our roads are snowy and icy. I may just have to enjoy your makeovers today.
Love your table but really like the old church bulletin. I usually pass those up. Now I’m on the hunt.
What a great find Debbie, love those wheels!
FYI – your typing table is backwards. The fold up part was to hold the source material you were typing from. And it always goes to the right.
oops…I best go turn that around:)
Husband just pointed out to me..I use my lefty and righty lol…so for left handed people this is correct..and besides I can’t flip it around because there is not enough space there with the candle.
Maryann @ Domestically Speaking
Love that typewriter… you have a lot of great finds!
Yep. Definitely an old typewriter stand…. they sure didn’t give a typist much space, did they? I do have an old typewriter, it sits just inside the front doorway on a sideboard table. Love it!
Love your finds Debbie….I hate to say this, but I used a very similar typewriter table!!…Then when I got the new state of the art metal table I thought it was great…but now wish I had the old one!….Have a great day Debbie!
I bet you do Shirley! you never know, you may come across one.
I have a vague memory of our pediatrician coming to me at home when I was about 5 or 6. He was a wonderful man. He and his wife, who was also his nurse, used their home as their office. This was in the 50’s/60’s. We went in the front door. There was a back door entrance for blacks. (I don’t say that to be offensive but to show his character.) He was the only doctor in town who would treat them. He embraced his Hippocratic Oath, didn’t he?
My brother actually went to him when he was 20 years old. He was just that kind of doctor.
Thanks for the good memories, via your doctor’s bag comment.
I don’t remember those days, but I do recall my Gramps telling me about them.
Awe…I love your FIL! I want him! Ha! Loving the vintage and that old church bulletin just melts my heart! Hugs and blessings, Cindy
Me too, me too!
What a great vignette you put together with all those fabulous finds!
Thanks Lynn! it seemed to be the perfect spot for it.
I got to the photo with the front door and all that visible floor space. I am mesmerized.
And ashamed. Now I have to do some cleaning before I can hop more.
(Altho a trip out to a few charity thrifts IS on today’s agenda.)
Thank you so much Laura!
Love all your vintage items; they look great on the dark entertainment center. Good Will is a great place for all the wonderful things that people throw away!!!!!! Carol
Goodwill gets a lot of good stuff that people discard as junk!
Everything looks great. I wish I had your father in law. He has a great eye!
I love the typing table, Debbie. I’m sure I probably started out my working days on one of these. I have an antique typewriter that my mother-in-law gave me for Christmas. I just love it. I have it sitting on my sewing cabinet. Needless to say, I do much more typing that sewing. My husband is actually much better at sewing than I am.
That is awesome! My husband couldn’t sew a button if he had to. I guess he never took home ec:)
Lisa@ Sweet Tea N' Salty Air
Hi Debbi, what a wonderful find! The typewriter is the perfect Marriage for it. Something about thrifting when it’s in your blood your hooked, I know I am. When it comes to buying retail I am always hesitant because of all the wonderful things I find. Your home is lovely! Happy thrifting Lisa@ Sweet Tea N’ Salty Air
Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces
You have some fun goodies, Debbie! I love the typewriter on the table…free shipping on that heavy piece? That’s a deal!
I love it…all I’ve ever seen (and I’ve had a few) have been metal…I would love to have a wooden one. It looks so cute in your entry.
O, and I saw your Edison Burner and I bought one at Walmart because I thought yours is so cute…the bulb is so dang bright that I can’t even use it.
The bulb is bright I agree…I keep mine on during the day only because my husband said whoaaa way too bright. It’s only a 40 watt but it seems brighter. Just put it in a place where you won’t see the light as much.
That vintage typewriter is priceless! Your husband sounds very helpful. The vignette you created around it is perfect.
Great find, Debbie! I love the wheels and the little hooks you added! Have a great time next week! XO