Monday, January 18, 2010
Giving a Desk New Life
I love before and after shots. Even more, I love a good deal. We picked this up at a surplus auction for $20.53 -- I still get shaky hands when the bid closing approaches hoping no one will outbid me. With it being all wood, we knew it had good "bones" to refinish.
So, with a little elbow grease, Kilz primer, Benjamin Moore Dill Pickle Paint and knobs from Lowe's, we spruced up this desk for Laken's big Christmas present. Another big task for the princess of the house (as you remember last year Santa "made" her a soccer goal).
It was all worth it. She loves it.
As I worked on this desk, I wondered what this desk could tell us. It was a teacher's desk from Alpine School District. How many hours were spent grading, reading, etc. on this? I like pieces with history. Now Laken can make her own history on this dill pickle desk.