I'd always wanted a vanity table. Maybe it stems from my love of old movies, but I've always found something so romantic and dramatic about them...only problem is, try to find one! Most of the ones made today are barely more than a table with a few shelves...and made of metal! I wanted something more ornate, old-fashioned and with drawers to keep the dust out (and to hide the clutter!)
Lucky for me, my husband stopped at an estate sale one weekend. He found one in rough condition that had belonged to the home owner's grandmother. When my husband inquired about it, she asked him how much he wanted to pay. When he sheepishly answered, $20.00 he feared she'd be insulted and refuse, but she agreed! It even came with a revolving stool!