Saturday, March 29, 2014

Restoration Lane

It's been a while, I know.  What can I say :)  

I found this Mid Century Lane Desk today.

For $20.00.  And he threw this in.

For Free.
Yeah, I know.  It was a very good day, which included some other equally amazing finds.

But back to the desk, it's a little beat up so I am going to attempt my first restoration job.  If you've got any tips let me know.  I'll be sure to post pictures of the after - I think this desk should clean up to something pretty spectacular.

And here's a big favor, if you know which line this desk is part of please share.   I have gone down the rabbit hole of the internet searching for this bad boy - trying to get a glimpse of what the desk might look like when it's supposed to look like what it looks like.   Based on the serial number I know it's from 1958.  That's all I got.

Do you have a catalog from 1958?  A matching piece?  I would love any suggestions of where else to look.  I'll be back soon with some of my favorite finds of the weekend, and hopefully some excellent after pic.  

Happy Hunting!


  1. Hey, don't leave us in suspense, what's with the scarlet letter?! Where'd you get the big, red 'A'? Why was it free?! Jealous minds want to know.

  2. Ha Ha. They were both picked up at the same yard sale. I had stopped the car for the giant "A" When I told him my son's name was Arlo, he gave it to me for free :) Shockingly enough, he was surprised I even wanted it. His words, "This almost came to the dump with me this morning." Gah!!

  3. The A and the desk are incredible! You can't beat the prices, either!

  4. Fabulous desk! And the 'A' is cool too.

  5. That desk is very cool, sorry I can't help you on the research though. I'm sure someone will.

    Love the big initial too - seriously he was going to dump it?!

  6. I LOVE the desk! Will be checking back to see your after pics, though I think it is near perfect as it is!

  7. oh I LOVE the desk--great scores and thanks for linking up over on thrifter/maker/fixer/farm

  8. You score the best mid century stuff!! Great desk. It's not a line I'm familiar with, wish I could offer more insight.

  9. Hi there, you did very well with your thrifting today. I also found a few treasures myself. I'm just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris

  10. i'd love a seller for ever if they threw in a big red letter A with my bargainous midmod purchase for free - it's my initial! great finds.

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