I just have to say-Mary is so sweet! When she came to pick up this cute yellow dresser she was so thrilled and literally did a little dance in my garage. I though I was the only one that did that!! ;)
She tentatively said, "I have a desk in the back of my truck. Would you be willing to look at it?" Well, of course! :) She was afraid it was too far gone and I assured her it would look better than ever with just a little TLC. She told me her grandmother had one almost identical to it when she was a young girl and when she saw this one it took her right back to being with her again. I know "things" are just things, BUT they do have the power to invoke wonderful memories. I'm so happy this little desk will remind this sweet lady of someone she holds so dear to her heart.
I make Craig come out to the garage when I've finished something so he can see what I've been doing with all my time. ;) When he saw this one he said, "I really like this one. It's cool."
Now, that dear friends, is a compliment! :)
She opted to keep the original pulls because they were just like the ones on the desk she remembers. She also decided to keep them their original patina. I'm so glad-they look so good against the black. They make their own little statement! I was a little sad to realize that one of them was missing though. So, I dug through my stash and found two antique knobs that had the same patina and used them in place of the pull on the middle drawer. They look like they were meant to be there.
It had a gorgeous piece of cherry veneer for the top, so I CAREFULLY (I will tell you that story later) sanded it down and stained it with Java Gel and gave it 3 coats of poly. It is so completely beautiful!
This was a nice start to my week!
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