As you saw in a previous post I am giving my guest room a makeover. I also have picked up a new hobby of giving furniture a new life. My daughter will be going to college in a just a few months and should she bring home any sorority sisters or friends I want the room ready to go!
I have been on the hunt for an older desk and I found my desk!!
I found it at a yard sale one Saturday morning. They were asking $125.00 but I was able to get it for $80.00!! A real wood from the 1940s and very heavy wood I might add.
Eddie and I were then off to Home Depot to purchase the tools I needed to get started on my new"hobby!" Who knew I would be so excited!!!
I started sanding and found there is no way I could have completed this by hand. Having an electric sander is a must, at least for me!
After hours of sanding here is the 1st step finished!
As I was sanding I found a note inside that was written to the owner of the desk for Valentines Day from his daughter. I also found the owners name on the desk. He was a Captain in the Army and he used the desk in his office. I was able to google him and found his wife was from Norway and came over in 1926 to the Statue of Liberty. Great history!
I plan to remove the little note.....I know it will be said to see Little Ingrid's note go but I am going to paint the inside of the drawers black to give it a clean sleek look.
Taking the original handles off of a desk that is from the 1940s was a little challenging but that's when you bring your husbands strong muscles in!
The top of the desk had two deep cuts that I really wanted smoothed out.
I found the perfect product to use when you have this problem and it worked great!
The primer that I choose to use was Zinsser Cover Stain Primer and I was very pleased with it.
The first coat of primer is on and we are moving in the right direction for Step 2! I am so excited with what the finished product will end up looking like. Remember this is just with the first coat of primer!
Have a great weekend!