A Great Find and a Little History Lesson

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Recently I was at one of my favorite thrift stores and I spotted this beauty. I was immediately taken in. I don't normally run across desks that look like this. I knew it was going home with me. It was sturdy and heavy. A good workhorse of a desk.
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I brought it home and sanded the top of the table. I painted the rest in ASCP Old White. While I was painting, I spotted the sign saying it was the property of Suburban Hospital. Suburban is located in Bethesda, MD and opened its doors in 1943. I know this desk isn't that old, but it was nice to have a little history on it.
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I waxed it in MMS Clear Wax and MMS Antique Wax. I bought the drawer pulls from Hobby Lobby.
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The top was stained with Minwax Dark Walnut and has two coats of poly.
  • painted furniture desk white wood, painted furniture
  • painted furniture desk white wood, painted furniture
I love the woodgrain on this piece! I wish I could keep it, but it sold pretty quickly and is now in a great home. For more info, check out my blog.

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      • Wendy Bass
        Wendy Bass Richmond Hill, GA
        on Aug 11, 2014

        LeAnne, this is such a great find. I have never seen such a cute desk. I love knowing a little story too-it makes the piece even prettier. Great job!

        • Jeanette S
          Jeanette S Atlanta, GA
          on Aug 11, 2014

          What a great little desk! A couple of baskets on those shelves and all your junk is out of sight! Love this! Great job!