I got it for $40 at the Greenwood Country Store and it still has the
metal ID tag on it that said…” UVA – Department of Neurology”
With our oldest, we began a tradition of the kids getting their own desks…when they started second grade. Eventually Tate out grew it, and it was handed down to his younger brother…and then, when the boys became roomates again, they got a larger desk..
So, the Old School Desk was put in our back room…to await it’s fate.
But I always kind of wondered if it might not make a good kitchen island for a few reasons…
1. It is a nice size for our big/small kitchen.
2. It had drawers and nice solid legs where I could add rollers…
3. As it was a school desk…the back was not up against a wall…and it was finished..HUGE BONUS
both front and back…making it perfect for an out in the open piece.
…….and finally..4. I looked and looked at PRE Made Islands and I found nothing
that was as good as what I thought this could be…for us.
I thought long and hard about just leaving the wood, but I did not like it in our kitchen. Too much is old in our house…I need fresh and new, especially in the room that tries to bring me down…daily.
The “Aubrey Pull” hardware is from Restoration Hardware and is on sale!
The existing hardware was spaced at 3 1/2″ which is tough to find,
though I could have just puttied the holes and started fresh…
But of ALL the hardware at Restoration Hardware, ..the only one that comes in that 3 1/2″ size…
is the ONE I WANTED!
and it matches our other hardware all in the Polished Nickel from Restoration Hardware!!!
The painting was pretty straighT forward, I used my power sander and took it down to raw wood,
then appliedBenjamin Moore Advance Paint in Semi Gloss( primer built-in) .
I sanded with extra fine between coats I ADORE the color…