I’m super excited to introduce you to another Blogshop friend, Ranu from Sunshine Girl. Ranu’s upbeat blog is one of my little daily treats, its always colorful, energetic, and brings a great tone to my day. I’m not surprised that Ranu’s Sentimental Salvage story is about her great street find – I feel like Ranu could make lemonade out of lemons any day! Thanks for being here, Ranu!
Living in New York City, there is no shortage of trash and abandoned furniture on sidewalks, in alleyways and dumpsters, and more. On a rainy day last fall, I was scurrying back to the office after grabbing a coffee from the corner grocery, and low and behold, I saw my perfect desk sitting out on the sidewalk in the rain. This wasn’t just any desk, and upon closer inspection, I realized that it was a very gently used West Elm Mini Parsons desk.
Spaces in Manhattan are generally small, and my nook of a room is no exception. But this abandoned treasure on the street was the perfect size for my bedroom. I had been on the hunt for a desk that I liked and would fit in my room for awhile, so this find really called out to me. It was almost too good to be true! I hurried back to my office to enlist the help of a co-worker to bring the desk inside, and over the weekend, I was able to bring my salvaged piece to my apartment. A brand new desk for me, hooray!
It now sits snugly between my bed and closet, and has become both a bedside table and work surface. I love the simple center drawer and the clean lines of the desk. I continue to be amazed at how lucky I was to come across it! Next on my list: a desk chair. I’ll be keeping my eyes open on the streets and beyond to cross that off my wishlist as well.
Images via Sunshine Girl