Monday, July 30, 2012

The One that Got Away - Black Distressed Desk

I figured since I've been posting about our new desks, I could also tell you about the one that got away...I guess it didn't really get away, since I bought it and refinished it. However, there was just one sole awesomely detailed desk of this kind. If there had been 2...oh baby me and Hubba Hubba would have rocked them in our office! Alas, it was not meant to be.

I apologize in advance for the terribad photos. The desk was majorly heavy, so we didn't bother to move it inside for pictures. I hope you can appreciate his beauty and ignore the background!

I found this beauty at Goodwill. At $40 it was about four times more than what I normally spend on a piece of used furniture, but I had to have that gorgeously detailed front, those heavy solid brass handles, and the dovetail joints (on the front and back of the drawers!)... I immediately had a vision of him in black with all those fantastic details lightly distressed and gleaming brass drawer pulls.
Holy moly look at the color difference of the hardware! Amazing what a wire brush will do!

There was just one word that came to mind for the finished product: sexy. And this desk was a whole lot of that!!!
Look at all that gorgeous detail!!
He finally sold and while I'm happy to have all of that space back in my garage...I really miss him!

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4 comments:

  1. This is one MARVELLOUS piece!!! WOW!!!!!!! Truly a beauty!!

    Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream To Reality!

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  2. I love it! You did such a great job on it!

    Serena @ Thrift Diving

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    1. Thank you! I still think about this desk almost 2 years later!

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