This is an old desk we have. What do you think? Not too impressed are ya? It's going to be my next project for sunroom. I have plans for this old desk and hopefully it's going to turn into a charming project table for me...hopefully. But first, here's a little history.
This desk was built by one of my husband's family members a LOOOOOONG time ago. My father-in-law who passed away several years ago used this desk along with one of his brothers to do homework when they were little. Although I'm terrible at math, I think this must have been around the 1930's-early 1940's. See the little drawer that's missing a knob? There is another drawer on the other side of the desk on the opposite side (sort of in the area of where that little pillow is). So, two people sat at this desk, one on each side and each had a drawer for their things. That's about all my husband told me about this gem.
When we had our son, my mother-in-law gave my husband the desk for our son to use. It was in his room for several years as a desk. For the last few years, it has been living in our home office which is primarily used by our son too.
You can see that this desk has been "well-loved" in it's 80+ years and is in pretty bad shape. My husband loves it just the way it is. It has taken a LOT of convincing on my part to get him to agree to a little makeover for it.
Here's the other side. The drawer is missing but not lost. It's in another room full of stuff. We will clean it out and put it back.
The drawers have little glass-like knobs that I may keep. I'm not sure. We've taken them off so I can do something to the desk to make it more me.
The desk is much larger than it looks in the picture. The work surface is pretty big with plenty of room for completing projects. So what do you think I should do with it? I have ideas and ready to start on it right now. I hope to have it completed this weekend. I know what I think I want to do with it but I would love to hear any ideas you creative people have and want to share.
On a different note: Suzanne over at Meridian Road had a post today that I could so identify with. If you are not familiar with Suzanne's blog, you've got to see it. She has amazing stuff and great ideas and she's funny. The post today though was about her frustration with one aspect of blogging and I have the same frustration. Do you?