The Hill Family Desk - Custom Refinish Before & After

We have made some wonderful friends through our blog and through our furniture. The Hill family is just such a family. They brought us this old school desk that had been painted red at some point in time but needed a nice face lift to turn it into an elegant keepsake. This piece has many memories so a restoration was on the menu.








It cleaned up nicely if I do say so myself. The sharp black against the restored wood surface adds a nice touch. It looks like we still have our Christmas wreaths up in the pictures but this is not true friends. What is true is that I am playing catch up. Through my lack of posting it appears that The Frosted Gardner painting as slowed down but oh so not true. I have a list of completed pieces that include a few of our own projects as well as custom projects that include a few chandeliers, a red armoire, a few tables, and my sister-in-law's working table she uses in her quilting studio. Thanks for being patient as I dig out of my hole!


Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

Oh Melanie, that is one seriously amazing restoration! Just beautiful!

Sarah Yoder said...

That is stunning!

The Painted Parlor said...

Oh so much better!! Well done!

Jenny @ Simcoe Street said...

Oh it looks amazing!


Korrie@RedHenHome said...

I can scarcely believe this is the same piece! Beautiful restoration work.

C and C Antiques and Animals - What a Life! said...

Beautiful job!

Marilyn said...

Now the desk looks like it is ready for some real school work. Great job.♥♫

Scarlet said...

I sat in one of those desks for 8 of the 9 *grammar school* yrs of my academic career (K had wooden tables, with chairs similar in appearance to the desks). While the restoration looks great, the metal parts on these desks were always industrial grey, with some reinforced chrome-y bits on the feet. The color of the wood as has been restored is pretty close to the light maple tone of these old desks. While not a true restoration, I do agree that the black *pops* against the light wood much better than that dull old grey ever did.

NanaDiana said...

I love that old desk. I have one more to redo. I gave my daughter two of them and I have one more to do for my son. xo Diana

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