I fell in love with some japanese metal and wood desks that were incredibley expensive. Well a few weeks later I found a wonderful desk on craigslist for $75 by Dorothy Schindele but the drawers were missing- still, I was very excited.
Then 2 weeks later I was at a yard sale and there was the same desk rusting at the bottom of the garden with very water damaged drawers with all the veneer peeling off. I bought this one for $40. The first one was in better condition so I used the drawers for that and sold the 2nd one on Craigs List for around $300 I think. A guy drove all the way from Arizona to buy it. I worked really hard to repair the veneer and you will see it in the pic of my old kitchen.
The last picture if of my final Dorothy Shindele desk that I got from the wonderful family I bought all the great pottery from. This picture is taken in it's original home (right now it is tucked behind our sofa as we are outta room). So now both my daughters will be doing homework in style.
The Vintage linoleum is what I miss most about our old house.
If you like this metal and wood mix here are some designers to search
Schindele, Grossman, Umanoff, Conover, McCobb