Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Free desk has found it's home!

We finally moved that free desk I posted about here into my son's room.  Here is a picture of the desk when we got it home.
As you can tell, it was missing a drawer front as well as drawer pulls.  You can't tell from this picture but the top was a little rough and the rope detail around the top was really rough. 
I was originally going to paint it.  But in the light of day, I could see it only needed a good cleaning and refinishing the top.  That was no problem.  This was my first venture into using a stripper.  No jokes please.  I had to listen to enough of them from hubby every time I talked about "stripping" the desk.  He was a thousand laughs a minute I tell you.  So, I worked on the top while hubby made a bottom for the now cubby hole instead of drawer. 
Let me tell you that it was not easy finding drawer pulls the right size.  I luckily found some at Menard's that were being discontinued for only $2.50 each.  They were a brass but I decided to spray paint them oil rubbed bronze.  Unfortunately, it looked too black for my taste.  So, I took a little Spanish rub n' buff to add a little more umf to the handles.
After I stained and polyed the inside of the lower drawer made cubby, it was ready to go.  But then, the phone rang and it was the neighbor who had put the desk out for trash.  My heart beat a little faster because I thought maybe she was going to ask for it back.  But to my surprise, she had told me she had a piece of glass specifically cut for the desk.  She said I could have it or else it would be on its way to Goodwill.  I quickly did a quiet squeal and cartwheel.  So, without further ado, here it is:
My son informed me that he needs a laptop to do his homework at his new desk.  I had to break the news to him that kindergartners don't have homework at his school.
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12 comments:

  1. ROFL, That was the best line ever..I had to explain to him that Kindergartners don't have homework.The desk is beyond beautiful and the choice of the pulls was spot on.

    Bree

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  2. You did a beautiful job on this FREE makeover...lucky you to get the glass FREE too! Thanks for coming to my NTT party!

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  3. I love it. A great transformation and the glass was a great bonus. I will gladly hand over some of my kindergartners work. LOL. He has plenty to do every night.

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  4. Your desk turned out beautiful. Love the glass top and the open shelf.

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  5. I love the make over on the desk. It is beautiful. The glass was an added bonus. The karma gods looking down and smiling on you. What a treasure!

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  6. I love it without the drawer, it gives it a lot of character. :-)

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  7. Your desk turned out wonderful!How lucky to get such a great find for free!

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  8. I just went through your whole blog and am so impressed with all the amazing, beautiful, projects you have done!! I'm your newest follower and look forward to seeing more. :)

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  9. Just fine. you can't do better! Fantastic! congratulations! This is perfect.

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  10. The desk turned out wonderful and how lucky you are that it was free! The glass was was a nice extra bonus. This is the kind of piece that can grow with your son for many years. Great job!
    Hugs, Sherry

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  11. Your desk looks fantastic! You would never guess that it was free! It looks totally high end!

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  12. WOW! that turned out beautiful.

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