This desk was one of the very first tutorials I ever shared on my blog and since some of you were not around back then, I thought it would be fun to share it again. I found it in my mom’s barn. It is actually a skirted vanity. The arms that pull out would have originally been covered in fabric. But having a house full of boys, and not being super girly myself, I decided to forego the fabric.
Here is what it looked like when I hauled it out of the stall in my mom’s barn.
And here it is all cleaned up.
It had some damage.
Putting the large clamp on caused some of the glue to squeeze out so I wiped it again. I glued and clamped the broken leg too. I used a small C clamp.
Isn’t she a beaut??? All I did for the drawer pulls was scrub them in some soapy water. I love the patina on them.