My fabulous mother-in-law (I know, I'm super lucky to have a fabulous mother-in-law) gave me this antique desk. She thinks it's from England and we have no idea how old it is. It's solid wood and very sturdy though.
This is what it looked like before .... Nice bones but icky finish.
It had a deep crack on the top right...
And here is my lovely desk after I had my way with her :) ...
I forgot to take a picture of the crack after I filled it with wood filler and sanded it down. You can hardly tell it was ever there. Yay for wood filler!
PS - I am *almost* done with the dining room!! I cannot wait to show you pictures early in the week :) Stay tuned.
I have no patience. I want things done yesterday! You can see why this dining room rehab is the bane of my existence right now :) Where are those magical DIY fairies that pop in and do everything while I sleep?
Here's where I'm at tonight:
* All 8 chairs are sanded, primed, and painted (Whew! I just have to wipe a poly sealer on 'em):
* Corner cabinet and two bases of table are sanded and primed. Um, I also decided to refinish an antique desk (you'll see that's primed in the picture). Why, oh why can't I just finish what I start instead of adding more to do?
* Still have to paint the darn things. Seal them. And then sand, prime, and paint the table top and cabinet doors (back right). Oh, and recover the cushions. Wait until you see how cute the fabric is.
I'm tired just thinking about this! Night, friends :)