Schoolhouse touches in a suburban home.


If you follow me on instagram you might have seen my coy post about finding something special while at a new (to me) antique store. Well y'all, here it is. I have been looking for one of these vintage school desks for a few months. I have found a few but something kept telling me to hold out, that I would find one cheaper. Heres the thing, one of my favorite parts about looking for an older piece of anything is the hunt. I get a serious adrenaline rush. But part of that hunt is I have to feel like I am getting a good deal. So, when I snagged this beauty for $45 I couldn't have been any happier.

My vision for this piece is to stain the wood dark brown. But honestly the wood is in such great shape I am in no rush. I love how it is already. I wanted to create a little reading nook for the girls with it. Problem is when these were used in schools they were connected together in rows, which kept them from getting top heavy. Well without that support guess what, they get top heavy. Poor Lilly was so excited to sit in her new desk and flipped face first with it on top of her. Yes, I felt terrible but she was unharmed so it is all okay. For now no kiddos are not allowed on it but when Austin gets home we will find a way to anchor it and make it safe for the girls to read their books at.

I have only had this little desk a few days but I have already styled it in a few different ways. I was using it as a makeshift record table while my halloween decorations were still taking its normal spot and I really liked it like that. I am sure I will be playing around with it a lot in the coming weeks and I can't wait to share more of my ideas with y'all. 

What do you think? Is an old school desk something you could see putting in your home? I would love to hear what you think in the comments below or chat with you on Facebook or Instagram. As always thank you for stopping by and showing your support for Little Bits of Us, I hope to see you again soon!

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