In October, two days after we got home from Mexico Big Daddy moved me in to my shop at Sweeten Creek Antiques. That exact same Saturday afternoon he hauled this home and helped me load it in to our garage, in an absolute monsoon!
I found this HUGE, HEAVY antique desk at the South Asheville Salvation Army. I thinks I paid $30 for it but I’m not absolutely sure about that. What I am absolutely sure about is that I fell HARD in love with this thing upon sight. I mean look at the legs!
It did have some issues.
The top almost came off when we were loading it in to Big Daddy’s truck, two drawer fronts came off and that top was a big old MESS. So last weekend, six months later I got serious about it and got to work.
There was very little original finish left so it sanded off pretty quickly leaving beautiful wood (mahogany ??) underneath.
From the second I spotted this desk I felt like it was a completely masculine piece of furniture and I wanted it to have a masculin paint color.
So I chose to paint it black.
It came with really cool hardware that fit my vision of this desk so I ended up keeping it .
On either side are two pullouts for extra work space. I refinished those as well.
Big Daddy really wants to keep it! He loves this desk but we have no where to put it in this house. Plus, after two years and a month I’m ready to have my half of the garage back. The stacks and clutter is beginning to get under my skin.
Alas, the big masculine is already advertised for sale.
If memory serves, in the past two years and one month this is my eleventh desk makeover.
I just love them.
But I am a bit tired of tripping over them with an armload of groceries.
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