Last weekend T went out on a doughnut seeking mission also armed with a receipt for a plant stand I'd bought the day before and instructions to pick it up. Half an hour later he was wheeling this around the corner on a trolley and grinning like the Cheshire cat . . . .
I've wanted a writing bureau since I wrote my first little book aged 7ish, it was about a boy who laughed so hard his head fell off (but there was a happy ending!), so T knew he'd scored an absolute blinder with this. Apparently he was wandering past the market and immediately decided I'd love it, he sent a grainy iPhone picture with a 'do you want this?' and before I had chance to reply he was calling to say he'd bought it and was sure it'd fit through the door. It's not amazingly put together and is also missing it's pull down lid but for £20 I think he's beaten me hands down in the bargain hunting stakes and I'm already excitedly planning a makeover, but I couldn't help grabbing a few things that were nearby and arranging them on top to take a 'before' picture in the mean while.
This is the £4 plant stand, or is it a plant stand? I can't really fathom exactly what it is designed for, the lady in the charity shop suggested it was a drinks cabinet of sorts or a phone stand for a landline which makes sense, but I'm imagining it minus the little banisters on the top surface and painted either a french grey or soft white and distressed around the edges. The most exciting thing about it is the little drawer though - that was what sold it to me, the poor thing has been totally outclassed by the bureau so I'll probably take pity and pop it to the top of the makeover list!