Sunday, March 6, 2011

Home at last...

Well to my utter delight and astonishment, my desk is done and in her new home. Time for the unveiling...cue the trumpets...

May I present to you...

the grand duchess of the desk world,

ta da! My refinished roll top desk rescued from the Salvation Army Thrift Store.
(link to the before pics:

I used a product similar to Hormer Formbys furniture refinisher, sandpaper, lemon oil refinisher, stain and varnish.

I am really happy with the way it turned out.  

It was rather a mess when we brought it home.

but she's a mess no more little lassy!

She's a grand lady now.

Mistress of her domain!

These roll top desks were very popular at the turn of the Victorian century. They held ledgers and receipts and many other various and sundry items for businessmen.

Mine is housing jewelry and craft items, the little drawers and cubby holes are just perfect to create some order out of the chaos of jewelry making.


Judy's Vintage Collections said...

WOW WOW awwwwww I love it! It turn out so pretty. What a nice antique desk you got yourself! I know you are proud of it too...have a great week! HUGS, Judy

Vanessa said...

That looks amazing Nora!!!! What a wonderful job and such a beautiful desk. You can find such amazing things at thrift stores. It reminds me I need to get to one and find and end table to refinish :D There is such satisfaction of taking something and making it better. I have the same glass jar that is on top of your desk in the right corner..that is what I use for my soap jar! :) XO

Merry's Musings said...

Thanks guys, I just love it. It turned out pretty good! xoxo


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