Custom :: Grandfather's Desk

Some friends of ours just recently built a {gorgeous} new house.  With a new house of course comes new decorating ideas.  They had a desk that's been in their family for quite some time {it was his grandfather's} and asked us if we could refinish it for them.  I absolutely love working on pieces that have history and meaning.  There's nothing more rewarding then reviving an older piece of furniture that has a special place in someones heart.

Here's how the desk originally looked:

We decided to sand down and re-stain the top, paint the body of the desk old white and swap out the hardware.  Even though it looks like a brand new desk ... the history of it will not be forgotten. 

Linking up to:
My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia
Elizabeth & Co
Coastal Charm
The Dedicated House
Miss Mustard Seed


  1. It turned out beautiful - I love wood and paint together - great job!

  2. I love it. I would buy it if it didn't already belong to someone else. On the hunt now for it's twin :)

  3. A beautiful update - love the hardware too!

  4. Love this!! I think it's amazing how different it looks as well. The hardware really changes the feel!!

  5. The handles are very very old school. But they look nice here.
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