At Eve of Reduction, Cristin was just driving along one day when, as she tells it, “I came across this to-die-for antique desk on the side of the road and my eyes dropped out of my head. What luck!”
The desk was fully functional, but it did have some issues with the finish. There were a few scratches in the veneer that weren’t going to sand out easily. Cristin chose to leave the parts of the desk with the least cosmetic damage alone (the drawers and desk top), and paint the rest, giving the desk a modernized two-tone effect. She used Valspar’s Smokey Mountain for the base, with an added accent of red here and there. The finishing touch was the addition of small wheels to the legs of the desk. What a transformation!
Cristin points out that adding wheels to the desk makes it extremely versatile–go check out her other ideas at Eve of Reduction.