A few months ago, I saw this:
|pay close attention to the hardware|
...and I had a crummy old desk that I could try this whole "painting the hardware and waxing over it" thing.
The desk I had was nothing special, just an inexpensive mahogany desk from the 1940s. (Let me clarify this, though. That's the stuff I love...that post-war, assembly line furniture that was so critical to that era. It's not very desirable in its original state, but when it gets a makeover: voila! Most of the folks who buy my pieces are young and hip. So taking a piece of "old lady furniture" and making it appeal to the twenty-somethings? I'm on a mission.)
I ended up with this:
|I was pretty pleased with the final product.|
|Pretty wrapping paper from Tar-jhay|
I was pretty happy with the result, and after hanging around the shop for a month, it found a home with a nice young lady.
Emphasis on "young."
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