This desk was destined for me to take it home and make it over.
My friend’s sister has had this desk in her garage for over a year. She has tried to sell it at a couple of her yard sales and it didn’t sell.
Then, a few months ago, she was having another sale with her family and I went over there the night they were setting up.
This desk was there.
And, I finally brought it home.
This desk has some great features.
#1. The drawer pulls out, but yet it is open.
#2. The old wood is beautiful.
#3. The legs have great detail.
Then, you come to the top of the desk and you see painted particle board.
That was the first thing that had to be changed.
I searched through the wood we had in the garage and was able to put enough together to make a new top.
And this, my friends, is how the top looks now.
Stunning and full of character. Just like the rest of the desk.
I stained it a dark color so it popped against the light gray color I painted the sides and legs.
Here she is in all her new glory!
The pull-out drawer was the perfect place to Mod Podge one of my old maps to.
I distressed the legs and the sides of the desk so you could see some of the old wood coming through.
I can’t get over how well the top turned out with just some scrap wood, Matt’s skills 😉 and some dark stain.
At the time I brought this desk home, our garage was packed full for our fall yard sale. I almost didn’t bring it home because of all the things we needed to get rid of.
There is always room for one extra project. 🙂
I am thrilled that a friend of mine is going to have this desk in her new home. I am also thrilled that my garage is cleaned out and we can pull both cars in it again.
Who am I kidding?
It will be filled up again before I know it.