I’ve decided to dedicate this week to furniture. There are actually several finished projects in my flat that I haven’t showed you! How terrible of me. Today, I’ll show you the newest addition to our household, a beautiful vintage desk for my husband, Jason.
My husband recently started working from home, and he was in need of a new desk. A real desk. Something better than the cheapo Ikea tables we had sutured together like Frankenfurniture. I stopped by our local ReStore on Friday afternoon, and found this handsome fella.
He was a bit tired and had some broken hardware, but overall in great condition and very sturdy. The price tag said $40, but lucky for me green tags were 20% off. The final cost was $33.79 including tax.
I couldn’t bring this guy home that night (I had a performance with my dear friend Lex Allen), but I made a pit stop at Home Depot on the way home to pick out some paint. I decided on “Curry Powder” for the main body and “Ethiopia” for the drawer fronts, both colors by Behr.
I bought a quart of the main color and a tester for the drawer fronts. The total for paint was $19.24. I wanted to buy new hardware while I was there, but I wasn’t able to measure the current hardware in order to purchase the correct size.
Jason and I picked up the desk on Saturday morning, along with some hardware from Home Depot. Four new drawer pulls came out to $21.04, bringing the grand total for the desk to $74.07. A steal, if you ask me.
I got to work as soon as we got home. Jason helped me sand all the surfaces with medium grit sanding blocks. After wiping off all the dust, I gave the main body of the desk three coats of paint; the drawer fronts got two coats. I let the desk sit overnight to cure before adding the new hardware and moving it to its “permanent” position.
I really love how it turned out, don’t you?
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