So this year I suggested we go to Fort Benton. It's a great little town with lots of history. If you haven't been, I would highly recommend going. (And stay at this nice B&B.)
To make a long story short, we stopped at this Antique place north of Fort Benton. Virgelle is really in the middle of nowhere. There is a ferry to take you across the Missouri, a boat dock, a grain shiloh, and the Virgelle Mercantile and Bank.
In the basement of the Mercantile, I found this.
So I bought this sewing cabinet, one: because it was a steal at $60, and two: I have fond memories of a Singer trundle that was at my Grandparents ranch. It was in the kitchen and had a huge butcher block on top. As a child, I would press the peddle with my hands and watch the wheel move.
So I brought the cabinet home and cleaned it up.
Sanded it down.
Gave the base a new coat of paint.
And refinished the cabinet.
Now I have a proper desk.
Plus I have the added bonus of getting a workout while a write.
All I need now is a posh chair.