Friday, January 26, 2024


 Regular readers know that I have a favorite place to look for bargains...our downstairs trash area!  Our building has trash chutes on every floor and they feed into a separate room, but for boxes and other things that people can't put in the chute, there is an area (indoor) near the loading dock where people can put the things they don't want.  I've found quite a few cool items over the last few years.

You all know I'm feeling better when I'm back to my old self, searching for a deal/bargain, ha!

Saw this up against the dumpster.  I thought it was broken at first but picked it up and moved it over to the door so I could see it in the light...

Was it an easel?  Hmm, I moved it around a bit and then realized what it actually was...

A nice folding desk/table!  It's a really good size, about 4 feet wide when folded out and very sturdy.  It's painted in a gray stain/wash kind of color.

It is in perfect shape, no damage at all and the cool part is being able to fold it up and store it away until needed at a later date.  Not sure how we'll use it, we have two nice desks for use in the house now.  One is 2nd Man's desk for work here at the apartment and the other is a really neat desk in the foyer of the current house.  I thought about using it in the barn/workshop as extra space or even as a gardening/potting table type of table?

Any other ideas?


  1. What a nifty table and nice that it folds up and can put away when not in use. Great treasure for sure.

    The table would make for a little extra counter if need be; for rolling out dough, dicing and chopping,(placing a bread board on top of course) etc. Nice table to just sit on your porch to set your serving tray on.

  2. You just can't have too many small tables. Nice find.

  3. I would keep it in a closet until I was going to do something crafty, the bring it out. This way, a craft can be left out until finished instead of having to clean everything up to eat at the table. It might even be sturdy enough to use for a sewing machine or for bringing out a serger to use. If it were left out to use, it would make a nice dressing table, a place to do nails. Put a mirror on the wall for applying makeup. There are so many uses for a small folding table.

  4. My first thought was as a potting shed table!
    Had to smile at the suggestion of a make-up table!
    So many possibilities for its best use!
    Marcia in Colorado

  5. Nice! You’ll find a use for it at the farm. Glad to hear you’re feeling much better! Deb

  6. These kind of tables are great for outside entertaining. We have a few small tables and we scatter them around with drink or finger food.

  7. sweet! you do know that you guys can never move from that place? joyce

  8. What a great find! A table that you can pull out when needed and fold up when finished is always useful. Gardening, canning, crafts, projects, entertaining outside, etc.


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