Tuesday, April 3, 2012

The Desk I Don't Hate Anymore

Hiya guys ...

I've been working on our new office space and today I finally finished the desk.

I bought this 1960's desk at Goodwill about 4 years ago to use as my makeup table.
I hated the finish on it and wanted to refinish it but never got around to it.

 Because the drawers are so big it worked wonderfully until I decided that I wanted to scale down my makeup collection. After everything was gotten rid of, I was left with ALL this space so I thought that it would make a better desk for The Hubby. He was using a desk that would actually be designed for a kid and since he's a computer tech (notice ALL the cords?), I thought he might appreciate a bigger work space. So he moved in but it made me hate it more. How can a man pile SO much in one spot, even with HUGE drawers?

Well, after some sanding, priming, a few coats of paint, glaze and wax 
I think it looks SO much better.

I added a wooden applique on the center drawer and it looks so much better.
The pulls were bought at the Restore for $.29 a piece. I just spray painted them.
Not sure if they're completely straight but I think they'll have to do for now.

Now to let the wax harden for a few days before The Hubby piles on his toys.


Amanda said...

Oh wow! This is a wonderful transformation, I'd be whisking it back from hubby!

You did a great job!

Cynthia said...

Wow, the paint made such a huge difference!!

Anne said...

Looks much better.Love those handles too.

gail said...

great transformation deanna! Your office is going to be great.

Becky@Beyond The Picket Fence said...

I love--come party at my place--off to explore more :)!

Danni Baird @ Silo Hill Farm said...

I really like this desk! Nice job! Good luck with that "hubby learning to use the drawers" thing. Mine thinks any flat surface in the house is a place to set stuff!!

Lorraine said...

great transformation! Love it!

Meg said...

So much better 'after'! Well done! Thanks for sharing on Show Off Saturday!


Pamela said...

Your desk turned out amazing! Thanx for joining THT!