Sunday, November 13, 2011

Rescued Writing Desk

If you have spent any time on this blog you know how I love to rescue a piece of furniture. I don’t take in stray animals, but watch out if I see a piece of furniture on the side of the road or in a second hand store. Such was the case with this writing desk.


I spotted it in an antique mall on a visit to my son’s college. The husband said it wouldn’t fit in the car which was correct. However, I knew it would fit in my son’s vehicle. The following week when he was getting ready to come home, I asked him to go by and see if the desk was still there. I told him exactly where it was in the store and told him the tag said $29.99.  He said that he understood. Several hours later he arrived home. I asked him if he purchased the desk. He told me that he did indeed! I then asked if the price was $29.99. His reply was “No, it wasn’t!” Yikes! I was hoping he hadn’t misunderstood and paid $299!!! Then he laughed and told me that one 9 was a 4! It was $24.99!!! Less than $29 with tax! There was some damage to the veneer but otherwise it was a great piece with some lovely details.




I simply gave it a very light sanding and painted it with a black satin finish paint.


I added a little silver spray paint to the hardware and enhanced the carving with a little silver Rub n Buff.


I love the way it turned out!


I added a thrifted chair and lamp which I will give details on in another post. I do love a bargain and a rescue!


I’ll be joining Metamorphosis Monday at Between Naps On the Porch and Wow Us Wednesday at Savvy Southern Style.


Sheets on the line, love in my heart. said...

i adore the desk! :) great job!

The Inspired Nest said...

Gorgeous! And what a deal! I love it and the silver accent is perfect!

Tracy said...

That is just beautiful! I love the rub and buff accent on the trim, it's perfect.

Joselyn @ The DIY Spot said...

What a great find! Love what you did with it.

Gillian Layne said...

What a great story (and a great son!) I love little desks like those. Makes me long for a quiet moment to actually write a letter. :)

Anonymous said...

This is truly amazing! It looks great and you did an outstanding job on the re-do. You inspire the rest of us to find objects like this and make them beautiful. Thanks!