I am so excited to share this project with you today. This vintage high school science desk was one of those squeal out loud kind of finds.
And I didn’t even find it. I get at least one text a day from a friend that has discovered something that she thinks I would love. (and I LOVE getting those texts!) This one came from a garage sale about an hour from here.
I shop as many yard sales as I can, and especially enjoyed spending time with the folks from Krylon at this year’s 127 Yard Sale.
This unique piece still has initials carved in the top. And a big circle that someone thought was a great idea, I’m sure. ;)
We sanded the piece down well, but not well enough to erase those delightful carvings.
I did have the engineer scrape the gum off of the bottom. Yuck.
The legs were revitalized with gel stain in antique walnut, and the chair seat and “skirt” around the desk top received two coats of black chalky finish paint.
Here’s a shot of the finished desk makeover at the Springfield Antique Show and Flea Market last weekend.
We struggled a bit with the openings, assuming there were once drawers in that spot. I finally caved to the engineer; he wants to add metal to all. the. things.
Here’s a terrible I-phone in the garage shot of the metal accent.
We are pretty thrilled with how this vintage high school science desk makeover turned out, and although it didn’t sell last weekend, we’re sure the perfect family is out there just waiting for a find like this. :)
Thank YOU so much for visiting Reinvented, and thank you to Krylon for sponsoring this post! (as always, all opinions on fabulous chalkboard spray paint are my own)
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