Tuesday, July 3, 2012

A Childhood Desk

When I was younger my father picked up this antique desk at a yard sale for $15.00. My sister and I loved to pretend we were school teachers, and this desk was the perfect addition to our playroom. Over the years we wrote all over it with all sorts of items, and we even had our friends sign it too.  Rob and I were able to bring it from my parents yesterday, and he started to work on getting it to look new again.



 He spray painted the base in black to enhance the original color.  Then he sanded down the desk with his belt sander and hand sanded it. Then Rob stained it a similar color to the original with Minwax's Golden Pecan. Then after allowing it to dry forever in this heat wave we are experiencing he was able to spray it down with some coats of polyurethane.  


Here is our happy girl sitting on her newly redone desk.  




Rob wanted to keep with the original look of the desk.  Rob was extremely pleased with the desk after all was said and done.  Wynn loves it too, and I am excited to see her have as much fun as I did with it.

Thanks for stopping by!



Megan

22 comments:

  1. I will miss my art work, but it looks great!

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    1. Ha! Love you, Lindsay! Your artwork was amazing!

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  2. It looks so original and great! Great choice not to mess with the color- looks amazing...what fun Memories!!

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  3. What a great desk! I love it. Thanks for sharing at the All Star Block Party.

    Holly

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  4. This is such a special piece, and y'all really brought back it's original beauty!

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  5. Oh how precious is that to have something so great to pass down and have her make memories with it as well. It turned out great

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  6. I saw one of these recently at a thrift and passed it up. Now I'm regretting that decision! Yours looks amazing (and your daughter is adorable)!
    :) Elena

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  7. Very nice...I have one that was waiting for inspiration. I told my hubby I'm spray painting it. Now I'm glad it's what I chose to do...:)

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  8. I love when pieces hold special memories! Now Wynn will create her own memories!

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  9. Wow! It looks completely restored! It's a lovely piece.

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  10. Looks great....sometimes all it needs is a little TLC.

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  11. I have a desk in our garage waiting to be revamped. I hope I get it done this summer! Your's looks great! Stopping by from A Glimpse Inside.

    Kara
    www.swindellonline.blogspot.com

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  12. What a great piece of history. I love that you and your sister used to play with this desk and now, your husband has restored it for your own daughter to be able to enjoy as well. As usual, you did a beautiful job.

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  13. I love that you guys kept the wood tone and didn't paint it! I have an old desk I found at a yard sale for $3 and am so excited to re-do it. Thanks for linking up!

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  14. It's nice to see you didn't paint the whole thing. It looks wonderful.

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  15. Sooo cool!!!! Gosh what I would do to find one of those desks!!

    Thanks for sharing at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream To Reality! :)

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  16. What a great find! You guys did an amazing job bringing it back to life!

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  17. What a great project! Those desks are just so cool!

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  18. You are so lucky to have one of those desks! I love them. Great job.

    I'm hosting my first linky party "One Creative Weekend" at OneCreativeMommy.com. I'd love for you to visit and link up this idea or anything else you'd like to share.

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  19. Everything about this makes me smile!

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  20. Love it! It looks fantastic.

    I wanted to stop by and let you know that you were featured today! I hope you will come check it out!

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  21. So great to be able to leave it at it's natural beauty (the original desk top). It turned out fantastic!! :) I loved have a desk as a kid. :) Thanks so much for partying with me at my Unveil Your Genius link party last week! :) I hope you'll party again soon!

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