Monday, October 24, 2011

Thrift Share Monday - Typin' it Up II

For years I've seen printer's type drawers on Etsy and I've been so envious! I'd been on the hunt to find one locally forever. Last spring, I saw one in an auction and decided to bid on it. I was pretty surprised when sold far above my range for bidding. I'm always surprised when people pay "retail" at auctions or estate sales. Oh well, my search continued.

Until this weekend, when I found not one, but THREE drawers at Goodwill for a screaming hot deal!

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The wood is lighter than I would have liked, but they're in fantastic condition and very structurally sound.

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The compartments have the letters they contained penciled in. I think this adds some character to the drawers (ha! get it?)

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I like that the manufacturer's stamp is still clear and readable. I also like that these drawers have "legs" and could be used to hang or leaned against a wall. I think it makes them pretty versatile. I'm so happy to have three. I think all three would make a stunning display. Unfortunately, I don't have the space or enough items to fill all three drawers, so I'll probably keep one and ship two off to the shop.

I hope everyone had a great weekend! I've been crazy busy here trying to prepare for this year's murder mystery party and take care of my sweet baby kittens. Thanks for all the kitten compliments! It's hard not to turn this into a blog about kittens for a few months!

Linking up to Apron Thrift Girl's Thrift Share Monday! Also, if you like these type drawers, go check out Lakota's awesome blog, Faith Hope and Charity Shopping - she found one too and it looks hella cool!

9 comments:

  1. What a cool find. I can't believe they had THREE of them! Lucky, lucky, lucky...

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  2. My laptop is being awkward and I can't see your photos - damn! Will check back later, but am very excited about mine, had been after one for ages too.

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  3. Aha, now I see - very cool, I've never seen them with legs before.

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  4. I love it! I still haven't found more than one but it's in pride of place hanging on the wall in my sewing room and holding all my bits and ends of trim and lace.

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  5. Awesome find! I love how it has the letters penciled in, that's so neat.

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  6. What will you use it for? I notice it has letters and symbols in each box - very interesting.

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  7. Very nice find! Glad to hear that you can still find some good stuff at the local Goodwill stores. :)

    -pamela

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  8. Hot damn, great deal on those! Ones just like these are on my to-find list, too!

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