Saturday, September 8, 2012

DIY Saturday: A New Desk

An old desk is like new again in our house.

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I've been working to 'finish' decorating our house this summer. I'm sure those of you who are home owners know that you're never really 'finished' but I'm working on making it our home.

So one of the pieces I worked on in July was this desk.

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It's circa 1940ish and was a hand-me-down from my mother in law who was replacing her vanity. It was a tough piece to work on. I had to strip, sand & stain multiple times. It was hard work and I spent a significant amount of time in the driveway working away in the hot afternoon sun.

But it was totally worth it. Check out the finished product.

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I accessorized with things I had at home including this vintage typewriter. I also bought a plant-which I'm trying not to kill.

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The only snag I ran into were the handles.

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Because of the age of the piece I couldn't find pulls that were the correct width so I had to resort to spray painting the orginal ones. I'm not a huge fan of them but they'll do until by some chance a miracle happens and I find some new ones at a garage sale.

Enjoy your Saturday!

xoxo
K

13 comments:

  1. Oh mi... that desk is gorgeous! You did a fantastic job with it, and it's perfect for your typewriter!

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  2. Wow...don't show it to your mil. She might want it back! Beautiful job!

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  3. oh my goodness that is so gorgeous!! love it!! you did awesome!

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  4. Beautiful! I want one. Does your mil have another one?

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  5. Wow what an amazing transformation!

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  6. That is amazing! I always love your furniture posts.

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  7. That sure was a labor of love! It came out beautiful!

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  8. wow! so cool! definitely looks like it was alot of work.

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