Afternoon folks! Hope you’re all well!!
Thought I’d post a pic of my current work in progress and see if anyone else is working on something similar.
It’s not to sell- just for me! To spruce the place up a bit.
So we have this writing desk. It didn’t cost anything- it was given to us by my husband’s parents about 5 years ago now. They were given it by a relative and they were given it from the relative who actually made it. So a nice little story to it. We think it was made in the 20’s/30’s. And it’s been made by someone who wasn’t always building furniture so it’s got a fair few little ‘quirks’ as I’m calling them!
We do like it’s functionality and the story but style wise it’s not really us. Though absolutely no piece of furniture matches any other piece of furniture in our house so it kind of fits in quite nicely in that sense- which is probably why I’ve just left it for so long. I was getting quite tired of it’s dark colour though. Obviously stained with a mahogany type stain and then varnished I consider it to be quite old fashioned.
So- after talking about it for probably about 5 years now- pretty much since we got it, I’ve taken out the sandpaper- it’s all been sanded back and now I’m onto the painting! I plan on getting some nice interesting handles to replace the ones it currently has and will give the brass work on the inside (hinges and things) a good polish up.
Hopefully it will help brighten up the corner it’s currently sitting in!
Anyone working on something? For yourself or someone else- Or to sell?
I love old furniture- in fact I purposely don’t buy new stuff. So nice to see people do the same and see how they adapt pieces instead of just throwing them out and popping to Ikea!