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Friday, July 6, 2012

Distractions on Academic Lane

The academic journey can be grueling...draining...mentally exhausting, and sometimes the only thing I want to do is something non-academic.  Like refurbishing something old.  The latest project is an antique school desk for my son.  We found the perfect desk at a used furniture store and with a bit of research, found out that it is from the earlier part of the 20th century. My son wanted red, we thought all red would be too much.  Here's what we came up with:

We forgot to take before pics, so this is the best that we have

Stripped!

Progress

Even the bolts got some tlc

Refinished back rests
and finally....




1 comment:

  1. Amazing how you'll transformed this to make it look brand new (especially the legs) yet still manage to keep the antique look. I'm sure my nephew is oh so thrilled to have his very own "RED" desk. Great work!!

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