Jeeves of the Dump

Saturday was a fantastic day in terms of finding furniture for our house!

Mutti and I headed to the vintage pop-up fair in Brighton where we found a new (but old) chest of drawers/tall boy to replace the very broken IKEA one in our bedroom – hoorah! Isn’t it beautiful? It’s a refurbished 1940s piece with the original mirror in the top. It looks wonderful in our bedroom; it really makes me smile.

Nick and I then took the IKEA drawers down to the tip, when lo and behold I came across a bureau! I’ve always wanted a bureau so I asked one of the tip workers how much they wanted for it… “£3” was his response… “Pardon?!” was mine and the bureau was purchased without another thought.

Isn’t it fab? Everything looks original – I’m going to guess 1940s – and look at the gorgeous key! I plan to go all Kirstie Allsopp on it in the near future; strip it, sand it and paint it up to make it even more beautiful.

I’m still in shock that it was only £3!!

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  1. 2nd December 2013 / 9:17 am

    Just wow! Love both of your bargains, and £3 for that gorgeous bureau? Of course you snapped it up!

    • 6th December 2013 / 9:19 am

      Thanks! Such a bargain! xx

  2. 2nd December 2013 / 9:23 am

    That bureau is stunning and ridiculous price!!! Xx

    • 6th December 2013 / 9:19 am

      Isn’t it?? xx

  3. 2nd December 2013 / 12:21 pm

    Oh your finds are absolutely fab! 🙂 Would so love to find something like that too 🙂 #MagicMoments

    • 6th December 2013 / 9:19 am

      Thanks Dean! xx

  4. 2nd December 2013 / 1:12 pm

    £3 for a bureau – it would’ve been rude not to at that price! I had a bureau as my ‘desk’ when I was growing up and I loved it. All the cubby holes and drawers – and being able to shut the lid on the mess. Fab!

    • 6th December 2013 / 9:19 am

      That’s exactly what I thought 😉 xx

  5. 2nd December 2013 / 1:31 pm

    wow your a proper bargain hunter my lovely .. the bureau is beautiful!

    thanks for linking up with #MagicMoments x

    • 6th December 2013 / 9:19 am

      Thanks love! xx

  6. 2nd December 2013 / 2:48 pm

    Oh wow very jealous of that bureau and £3!? Always wanted one of them! #magicmoments

    • 6th December 2013 / 9:20 am

      I know! I’m still in shock… xx

    • 6th December 2013 / 9:20 am

      Thanks Carrie xx

  7. 2nd December 2013 / 7:34 pm

    Great finds especially like the mirror opening up on the chest of drawers.

    • 6th December 2013 / 9:20 am

      It’s gorgeous 🙂 xx

    • 6th December 2013 / 9:20 am

      Thanks Kim 🙂 xx

    • 6th December 2013 / 9:20 am

      Thank you Laura xx

  8. 2nd December 2013 / 8:30 pm

    I love Lewes tip; they have such good stuff! But £3 for that has to be bargain of the year 🙂 xxx

    • 6th December 2013 / 9:21 am

      They really do! Yes – definitely xxx

  9. 16th December 2013 / 10:31 am

    That bureau is the most amazing bargain ever! I wish our local tip sold things, I have to hold myself back from asking for things that people are removing from their boots!

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