Study Desk Makeover – Happy High-schooler!

I happened to notice this wonderful antique desk in the school library one day, and of course, it grabbed my attention, so I enquired as to why it was there. Our library teacher had brought it in, in the hope of passing it on to a student from the school… and so, long story short, we inherited this lovely piece of furniture. My daughter was entering high school and we were moving her into her own room, which we had begun to decorate in a shabby chic theme. So we transformed this desk to suit her new room.

Sanding back the varnish…

A fresh varnish with a darker walnut stain for the top, and we went with an Antique White paint for the bottom part of the desk.


I ordered new handles from an ebay store, and here’s the finished result.

… and here are some pics of some other bits and pieces in her room:

Click on the video below to see another restoration project I’ve worked on:
(There are more on my youtube channel)

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    […] sure there is not chipping or swelling anywhere. These drawers from my daughter’s antique Study Desk Makeover are made from real wood and you can see the dovetail joins on the side of the drawers which are a […]

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