A New Desk For The Hubby

I've always felt a little bit guilty about the desks we've had in our home.  They're usually my pick, have no storage and aren't always the most functional.  My favorite desk we've had in our home is my current desk and it's glass with different words for love printed on the desk top.  Not the most masculine desk for a guy to work from.  My Husband has a desk at work, but there are times when he does work from home.  A functional, yet attractive desk was something I had been thinking about for awhile.  However, the fact we already had two desks made me think it wasn't a priority right now.  That was until a very generous friend and her Husband gave a desk to the Hubby and I.  My friend was moving and didn't have the space for the desk anymore so I couldn't pass it up!  They even delivered!

This was a great idea until we got the desk in the already overstuffed garage.  I realized if I was going to have any chance of finishing the projects I needed to get done by this next week I had to work on the desk the next day.  Another reason I wanted to get this done was for my Hubby.  Our 15 year wedding anniversary is in a couple weeks and I thought it would be something he would really appreciate.  It was time for him to have a proper desk.

Here is the before picture of the desk.  Yep, it's upside down, but the top is gorgeous and didn't need any work.


As soon as I saw the desk in person I knew I wanted to paint it in Pure White, but just the bottom....you will see why in later pictures!


Love those legs.


I got right to work and quickly got 2 coats of paint on everything.  I was surprised the paint dried as fast as it did because it was very humid out and then rained while I was working in the garage.



Love the leg in white!


Once I got the desk painted I put the legs back on and called the Hubby outside to help me turn it over. Oh and I put the legs back on too!  

NOW you can see that gorgeous top!!!

You can also see that I gave it a bit of distressing with some 220 grit sandpaper.  




Now it was time to wax.  This was the part I was dreading.  I love the painting, the distressing, but waxing in the humidity is not my fav!

A coat of clear wax and then a coat of dark wax and I was done.  It took me a LONG time to wax this desk....a lot longer to wax than paint.  When I stood back and looked at the finished product and how happy the Hubby was when he looked at it I was thrilled!!!!

Here it is all done and dressed up!!



I'm in love with this desk!


The details on this desk really stand out now with the paint, distressing and dark wax.





You wouldn't think this drawer opened for a keyboard would you?  The desk looks so antique and traditional, but it's not very old and it's very functional!


I normally take pictures earlier in the day for the best light, but on this particular day I had not choice.  Unfortunately the glare on the top wasn't ideal to showcase the beauty of the top.  It's a lot prettier in person.



I had to take a picture of this little vignette on top.  I bought a few of these items at an estate sale recently.  I adore the little silhouette of the boy playing with the dog.  I have another of a girl riding a horse.   I also love my Miss Mustardseed binoculars that I purchased at Lucketts!



I'm beyond happy with how this one turned out!  It was nice to do something for my Hubby!  He's one of those guys who never asks for anything and would rather do things for Hunter and I instead.   

Now if I just had pictures of us moving it downstairs to his office in the basement!  HA HA HA!!

Thank you for taking the time to read this.  I have another post I'm working on for next week.  I worked on a barrister bookcase for a very sweet Chef and it turned out great!  I can't wait to share it with you!!

Have a great week!

Melody

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Description: A New Desk For The Hubby
Rating: 4.5
Reviewed by: mangan jagung
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