I have been in search of a desk for some time now.
I did not want just any desk;
I wanted one that I (and when I say I what I really mean is my Dad) could refinish.
I had seen one at a local furniture consignment shop and drooled over it, but the price was just a little higher than what I wanted to pay and the owner insisted that they would never go any lower since it was an antique piece and worth much more than the sticker price.
I went into this store several times over the past three months and the desk was always there and then one day I noticed it had been reduced and that on top of that all furniture was 20% off!! The owner told me that obviously this desk was meant for me!
And so - I was sold on it. :)
The first thing we did was remove the hardware and spray paint it nickel-colored.
The drawers were painted black...
My dad stripped and refinished the top of the desk:
In order to not take away from the intricate details we taped it off and painted the rest of the desk black.
It took a couple of coats before it was just right...
My dad did an amazing job;
he is awesome! :)
I LOVE MY DESK!!
And this is what I parted with::
I have had this desk since 6th grade; it was a bittersweet moment...
But, then when I walked back inside and saw this beaut;
I couldn't help but smile! :)