Antique Desk Salvage and Repurpose

I came across this to-die-for antique desk on the side of the road and my eyes dropped out of my head. Yes, I could have put this desk in a room and called it touched with “patina.” But up close, there were some rough spots and since it was veneer, I thought I’d best accent it with paint. The nice thing about paint is that it accents the details that often get lost in dark, grimy wood.
Before I did this project though, I recorded a video on ways to repurpose an antique desk.
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Before photo of antique desk
I looked at keeping the drawers natural but it looked like a saddle shoe. Not the look I'm going for.

Cristin Frank
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