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Sunday, May 23, 2010

New Project



I found this antique child's rolltop desk at a local thrift store for less than $15.00.  It is missing the wooden drawer handles (you can see the lovely ones that someone added!)  I just love the little key hole in the drawer.  It has been painted at least two times.  Once a horrible lime green and then the white.  I'm hoping to strip it back to it's original wood finish.  I've already started on one of the drawers.  I just wanted to see what kind of wood it was because I found this at Kewel.com listed for more than $2,000.
 

It's oak and I don't think my thrifted one is oak.  I'm thinking it is maple but will have my neighbor check it out when I have finished with striping the paint.  He does alot of woodworking and will know the type of wood. I do know that it is solid wood and very heavy.   I'm planning to use it as a side table in my greatroom when I redecorate later this summer.  I'll keep you posted on my progress.

9 comments:

blushing rose said...

What a beauty you have there. Many were pine & maple ... in that time.

Have a beautiful week.
TTFN ~ Hugs, Marydon

The White Farmhouse said...

What a cute little desk. I don't blame you for stripping off the paint. I can't wait to see it when you are done with it!

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

i can't wait to see the finished project!!

Debbie

CollectIn Texas Gal said...

You certainly are brave to tackle stripping especially in those little grooves. Whatever the wood, it will be a treasure and perfect for a side table. I'll be watching for the finished project...oh, maybe next week??? LOL! Just kiddin'...

DAnna Lawson said...

What a find! It's going to look great! Can't wait to see what you do with it.

Linda said...

Looking forward to seeing how it turns out!!

Jacalyn @ rmebathproducts.com said...

What a find! I can't wait to see the finished product!

Hugs,
Jacalyn

Scrappy Cat said...

Wow - what a bargain! I'm sure it will be beautiful once you get it finished.

And thanks for your comment on my blog - it sounds like you know puppies. They are a lot of work, but fun too.

Melinda Cornish said...

if it is really heavy maybe it is oak....pine isnt heavy and maple is lighter than oak...mmmmm
whatever it is, I think underneath the ugly is something beautiful....good eye....