eva higgins photography

Dear House on the Mill

Thrift Store Score

I am constantly checking by thrift stores to see what I can find - props for photo sessions, weekend projects for my home, or things that others have asked me to keep an eye out for. 

When I invested into a new desktop computer for my business, I needed a place for it.  Before this we only had a laptop so with only 1200 square feet to work with, I had to find something cute but small.  It took me a few weekends of searching different thrift stores to find the perfect desk! 

It's a great size and has two drawers for storage - score!  Being a little rough around the edges didn't bother me - that was nothing a little sanding and a fresh coat of paint wouldn't fix.  The only place I have for this desk to currently go is in my living room, so I needed to create a space that was both functional and charming. 

I've decided I like the door sitting behind the desk - it's original to the home and it gives it a new purpose.  I can hang wreaths for each season, photos, fresh flowers, or leave it alone and it still adds a little something extra to the space.  My husband also agrees that it's staying there (most likely because it weighs a TON and he's not moving it again)!  Either way, I adore it!   

This was definitely a thrift store score since it only cost me $20.  I'm still searching for the right knobs and I'll update once I've added those.

Don't be afraid to put a little elbow grease into a project - it makes the finished product that much better knowing that you transformed it into something beautiful. 



This is the BEFORE ... this cute little desk was just waiting to be found!




Eva HigginsDIY, Desk, Thrift Store