This desk comes in handy for me both as a spot to put on my make-up in the morning (hence the mirrors) and a crafting/reading/studying area. But there were a few issues I wanted to address.
1. Refinishing the desk to be more my taste
2. finding a better permanent (hidden!) home for my sewing machine
3. eliminating those storage boxes piled below the desk.
So a couple weekends ago, I took this piece outside to my back-alley "workshop" and got down to business. I thoroughly sanded the top and then stained it in dark walnut stain, then finished it with paste wax. I gave the legs and apron a light sanding, 2 coats of white primer, and two coats of white semi gloss paint. I also changed out the drawer knob.
Next I did some reorganization to solve the other issues I was having. My sewing machine (oddly enough) now lives with my dress pants, which had a drawer of their own in my dresser even though I only need a few pairs. Strange bedfellows, but it works for me!
|Now you see it.|
|Now you don't.|
I also moved those storage boxes to the corner of the room in between the desk and Zoot's cage. I am hoping to find a slim cabinet or drawer unit to use instead, but in the meantime, it's not too bad.
Also, did any of you catch the tiny glimpse of a new addition in my room in that first AFTER picture?