I refinished an antique school desk for a friend whose great great grandmother used it in the one room school house she taught at. My friend's grandmother stored it in a shed for decades and it was recently unearthed. Read more about how I learned to take it apart on my blog.
Old desk with a broken leg into fabulous
I realized the foot on this was broken after I bought it on Craigslist and hauled it home. I re-created a new foot, attached it, and painted it a Tiffany shade of blue.