Dining Table or Desk

Last week I found a desk that was in bad shape but was the perfect size for my client.  It has to do double duty as a desk and a dining table in his small apartment.  Although the finish was a wreck, it was sturdy and I liked the fluted legs and inlaid top.  Here’s the before:



After stripping the top (ugh) and staining and waxing it, then painting the legs in ASCP Olive, here’s the finished product:

Notice the brass feet…




Love the original brass knob.


I got that typewriter last year at an estate sale and have been dying to use it in a photo!  I think the overall effect of the desk will be very different in my client’s apartment with the dark gray walls and eclectic mix of furnishings.


I’m off to London tomorrow so I may not get a post up for a bit.  Have a good week and thanks for stopping by!

9 thoughts on “Dining Table or Desk

  1. Oh my gosh, I can hardly believe it’s the same piece! Nice work Lane!! And that typewriter is so cute – it’s perfect on the desk for a beauty shot!
    Have a great trip to London!

  2. Lane-

    You did a wonderful job on that table/desk. It’s beautiful!

    Have a wonderful time in London….and be safe!


    • Thanks Tery! Got back yesterday and am playing catch up. I did have a great time although the weather was terrible. Hope to get a post up soon about it.


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