I trekked out into a very scary neighborhood to get this desk. Shhh don't tell my hubby. I am usually overly cautious when heading out on my craigslist adventures. The owner was a super nice lady that I talked to on the phone for quite a few days before we made arrangements for me to come by. I was low on good furniture and really wanted this desk and a vintage dresser she had listed. Who cares that it was over an hour away.
Obviously not me.
They were in the process of moving because the house next door was a meth house.
She didn't want her kids around that 'stuff'. At least she is being a good mom? Her pregnant daughters boyfriend helped us load it up. What a big and strong 15 year old.
I am sure they were doing their best to get by. Doing their best to better their situation. I am glad I decided to buy both of the pieces because I can tell they really needed the money.
Plus I was kinda' scared to say I didn't want it.
Okay, not really.
Meth house or no meth house I needed furniture!
My vintage desk makeover
early 1930's....at least that is what she told me.
Paris Grey, Dark Walnut
I decided to keep the handles just how they were, in all their old and rusty perfection.
This piece is really in amazing condition considering how old it is. I loved the old rustiness of the handles so decided to just leave them as is. I imagine it in a study with hardwood floors and lots and lots of old books. These pictures really don't do it justice, I need to take some better ones with my brand new camera!!
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