Vintage Teacher's Desk Makeover
If you've been around for a few years, you know that desks like this one were standard for teachers. In my lifetime I can't recall seeing one in a classroom but my mom had one that she bought at an auction. I found this desk at Goodwill for just $20 and gave it a refreshed look. I know that this is a teacher's desk because when I took the drawers out, I found a ditto sheet stuffed in the back. If you
This desk doesn't look so large in the picture but believe me, it is a beast! With the drawers in, I didn't stand a chance of being able to load it into our truck. (My sweet husband left work to pick up this piece. Thank goodness it wasn't raining that day!) Two college boys who were Goodwill shopping were kind enough to help my husband load this big boy. It barely fit into the bed of our Ranger!
Luckily the desk was in great structural condition and all that was needed to give it a makeover was to sand it and then give it a coat of stain. After staining I added a topcoat for protection. To add some contrast, I painted the desk handles black followed by a coat of liquid wax for protection.
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