Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Antique Desk

I bought this desk through a friend without seeing it before it showed up at my house.  I know.  Risky.  But, this was in pretty good shape except for the top.  I could not figure out what it was made of.  At first I thought it was leather and then after sanding a little bit on it realized it was particle board with some kind of funky paint job and top coat to make it look like leather.  It was damaged in a few spots (that were raised because of water I'm assuming), so I sanded them as smooth as I could and then just primed twice and painted.  You can still see the raised spots, but it's a used piece of furniture so it's not going to be perfect, right?

 I love the curvy drawers and top.  



Before





After

It sold almost right away and she wanted a black, distressed finished.  I never get over how a little paint can update a piece.  :)







 Some of the drawers had ink stains in them so I just lined them with fabric.
I actually ended up changing the fabric on the chair, but didn't want to drag it out for another pic.
Lazy, lazy! :)




Simple little redo.

Hope everyone is having a great week! 
 It was gorgeous here today, so I am a happy camper! 

 

10 comments:

  1. Love this desk, Lisa! I'd actually like to find one like this for myself. It's the perfect size to me ~ not too big and not too small, with plenty of drawers. Love it black, too!

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  2. Hi Lisa,
    What kind of primer did you use? spray on or brush on? and then...what kind of paint did you use? Did you put a finish on top of the paint? or wax it? I know..so many questions. The reason is that I have an old desk that is similar and would like to finish it just exactly the same way! Thanks!! Diane

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  3. I have also been goingthrough all the older posts and loving it. I have been using ascp and have been redoing a lot of pieces. Loving your desk, plus every other thing you have been done..

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  4. I have this exact desk in my basement collecting dust! It is now on my project list and will be redone immediately. Thanks for the inspiration. Your pieces are just lovely.

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  5. I love the curves on that desk! Great job! Hope you can stop by our Wonderful Wednesdays linky party and link up some of your great projects/posts. Here is the link, see you there!
    http://wonderfulathome.blogspot.com/2013/08/wonderful-wednesdays-linky-party.html

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  6. This re-do has turned out to be magical! The curves of the drawer they look so elegant with the new look !
    Thumbs up!
    Hugs
    Jessica x

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  7. Lisa, the desk looks great...no wonder it sold so quickly!!

    xoxo
    Denyse
    glitterglueandpaint.com

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  8. Awesome! i really impressed by your work.i really enjoy your post! thanks.Brown TV Bed

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