Saturday, July 17, 2010

I Love a Project...

So, I need a real desk for my classroom...don't's a public school thing.  Anyway, I thought about purchasing a small kitchen table from WM or Target, or maybe even checking out Goodwill.  Then it dawned on mother had the greatest desk when we were kids!  Many moons ago, when we moved into the "new" house, the desk stayed in the old house since we had a built-in in our new kitchen.  So, it's just been sitting in the abandoned house for, like, 25 years!

I realize that there is a LOT of work to do here, but OMG, it's so gonna' be worth it!  The brown spots you see are rust damage and it's pretty severe, but nowhere has it eaten all the way, tons of sanding. 

It's also missing one drawer, but my mom came up with a great solution...Eric is going to cut a piece of plywood to fit the space, which I'll paint to match, and I'll just use one of my baskets at school to fill the space!  Genious!  I spent literally four hours this morning sanding and scraping at the rust damage, but it's cleaned up and ready for the better block like it says it does!!!
I'm going to use the "hammered" black finish.  I used the hammered antique finish on a desk and lamp for Braden's room long ago and I LOVE it, so I'm sure this will be just as wonderful.  I can't wait to post the "after" pics...hopefully soon.  However, I'm waiting for less than 90 degrees and less than 85% humidity to be able to begin the spray process...wish me luck! :0)