Friday, April 6, 2012

Writing Desk for Master Bedroom - In Process

Last night we worked on the headboard - it is coming along! In the meantime, I am also working on the desk for the bedroom

I am finally sharing my first and favorite craigslist find today - a writing desk - beautiful construction, solid oak, dove tail drawers - I wish furniture was made this well today!

I've been putting off working on it because I wasn't exactly sure how I wanted to refinish it ...

I've decided to sand it down and re-stain or keep the natural wood and wax it ... there is some damage on the top, so we will see ...

Also, if you noticed the three sections on the top - the middle opens up to a vanity mirror, pretty neat!

Today with my eye protection and respirator I tackled sanding it as much as I could stand - sanding is soooo messy and by far my least favorite task!! Maybe David will finish sanding for me??

Looking better right?

The chair came with the desk for $65 total - I plan to upholster the seat and probably paint it.

Stay tuned!


  1. I just bought a desk off of craigslist to paint and refinish.. and I HATE SANDING! :) I have never redone furniture and didn't know how time consuming and tiring sanding is! I feel your pain. I keep bribing my dad to do the sanding for me.

    1. Sanding is horrible! I have never sanded a piece all the way down (I probably should of started with something that didn't have as much detail ...) David wasn't able to get at it over the weekend, so I am still working on it!


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