This old school desk has been tucked away in my garage for such a long time. It was used as a display piece when I owned a little country shop years ago.
Not wanting it to deteriorate further, I pulled it out from its dark, lonely spot.
I knew my little desk was in poor condition, needing some serious love.
The desk is old, and if it were not in such bad shape, it probably would be worth something. I searched online and could only find one photo of a school desk like mine. It is unique, it folds up like a TV tray.
Love the ink splatters on the top, and also the desk “graffiti”, a part of school history.
Repaired the desk as best I could, a bit of wood glue, and unfortunately, a nail or two!
Cleaned the old wood with a mild detergent and used steel wool on some difficult spots. Finished up with furniture polish. Looks beautiful!
I was not quite sure where my rescued desk was going to be placed in my home, but decided somewhere close to my favorite chair in our family room, would be perfect. I want to use it!
With my son’s help, we adjusted the legs so the desk could be used when I was sitting.
Most of my day time I spend cleaning, caring for my home, or working on projects. So as best I can, I try to spend evenings with my husband, usually watching political news shows, his obsession! The important thing is that we are together. Difficulty walking has greatly limited his activities.
Having this desk allows me to write, draw, practice my lettering, while being with him before our day has ended.
It is satisfying to rescue, restore, and love an old piece, giving it purpose again.
Funny, all the words I used in this post, old, rescued, restored, and loved, could be used to describe me, and the life I am living right now!
Thank you Lord.
Blessings and love to all!