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by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Feb 02, 2012 01:07 AM
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by Brandy last modified Feb 01, 2012

We have a desk in our family room that isn’t my favorite, to say the least. For one thing, it has a drawer with no back, so any papers in that drawer fall on the floor and are apparently too difficult to pick up for SOME people. Plus, the desk is more mission style and there [...]




 

 

We have a desk in our family room that isn’t my favorite, to say the least. For one thing, it has a drawer with no back, so any papers in that drawer fall on the floor and are apparently too difficult to pick up for SOME people. Plus, the desk is more mission style and there out of necessity more than design choice.

You can kind of see it in this WAY before photo of the family room and kitchen.  Adding an after photo too, just as a joyful little reminder to myself of how far we’ve come. (Not exactly the same angle, but you get the drift.)

And luckily, I found another gem at the Mercer Island Thrift Store.  For $60, I bought this great mid-century desk that does everything I need: has a fold out side to hold a printer, has a big drawer with a back on it for papers and looks very mid-century and retro.  I love the handles!

The bad news is, that like everything else over 40, it’s a little worse for the wear. (Tell me about it!) And I intend to do what any good forty-something would do: hide the flaws.  I haven’t decided yet if I will paint it or try to sand and stain it. I am leaning toward paint because it will fit well with the dark browns of the kitchen and family room.  Not entirely sure yet.  What do you think?

Side-table thingy closed:

Side-table thingy open:

Cool handles:

Not so cool signs of aging:

Look for future post with the finished product!



 

 

 
 
 

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