Mister Jalopy converts trash into treasure

Jalopydesk A couple of weeks ago, I went to visit Mister Jalopy, and was greeted with one of my favorite smells as I approached his garage: the brain-eating tang of turpentine. Mister Jalopy was refinishing a small desk he'd found in a trash can.

It was in sorry shape, but I knew if anyone could turn it into a thing of beauty, it would be him. And I was right.

This desk would just be splinters in the landfill if he hadn't saved it. Now look at this little jewel! The clear green drawer pulls give it just the right touch of whimsy.