A month or so ago, DD found this old wood desk insert on the wood pile at our town transfer station. DGS dug it out for us and I somehow ended up with it.
After a great deal of pondering the best use this could be put to I decided to use it in my new computer space. It was missing one of the small drawer sections with the decorative edge. For this use I removed the three drawers and the remaining decorative edged drawer. I scrubbed and painted it.
This will be very useful for small containers of jewelry and office supplies.
At one time it would have been placed like this, which is a similar unit in my grandmother's desk.
Free is good and you have given it new life. Thanks for the lower picture, that is what I was trying to picture. The little "books" on either side of the little door pull out to hold envelopes or trinkets I'm guessing. I have a slant front desk with similar insides.
I use them for mad money I want to save or for any foreign coins and bills I have in hopes of re-visiting their countries!
lol, yes "mad money" though now I think of it more as break from the day to day money. Permission to enjoy a day or afternoon.
What a great idea!
Nice job! You can always use extra shelves
Read about my eclectic ways of recycling:
I ride my bike in my neighborhood every night and I am amazed at what is put out to the street as trash or for free. Last week a beautiful couch in perfect condition and two days later at another home a dining room set, nice wood and in nice shape. I wish I had a dh who liked to bring this stuff home and re purpose. I could run a furniture store in a week!
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