With a new house comes new furniture. And in this case; old furniture.
An antique desk that dates back to pre-1930. It is small yet it has a big presence.
To begin, my Aunt removed the hardware, doors & drawers then sanded the old varnish and stain off of the desk. Because I wanted to keep the original hardware I painted the metal pieces black while my Aunt painted the desk the perfect shade of gray.
She used a high gloss paint and primer spray can in dark gray to accomplish the color. After letting the first coat rest she applied a second coat before applying two coats of spray lacquer. The outcome – a shiny beautiful new blog writing space!
The hardest part of this project for me was finding the perfect chair for the desk that I had fallen in love with. After visiting every store I could think of (some of them twice) and searching through my favorite online shopping sites, my husband and I came across an animal print gem. (Note: my husband is NOT a fan of animal print. AT. ALL.) After convincing my hubs that this chair was “THE CHAIR” – we purchased it, found fabric that would offer forgiveness for the animal print that once existed and recovered the chair cushion. Perfect.
I am absolutely pleased with the outcome of my old hand-me-down refinished desk and my new reupholstered chair…
Many thanks to my Aunt & my hubs!
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