Chocolate Tuxedo Desk

you can imagine the amount of taping that went on.

This is actually a project from last autumn that preceded the blog, so I’ll share it this autumn. The desk was a true roadside rescue, I lifted into my car alone – which amazes me because it is one of those heavy oak 1940s teacher’s desks. My back hurt the next day, and I couldn’t move it 6 inches after that. Like the mother who could lift a car off her baby… this junker found superhuman strength. Unfortunately, I can no longer find the before pictures…

this desk ultimately became a quasi room divider because of it's size and the fact that it looks great front and back. There's no ugly side that needs to be hidden against the wall.

this desk ultimately became a quasi room divider because of it’s size and the fact that it looks great front and back. There’s no ugly side that needs to be hidden against the wall.

The City of Surrey (British Columbia) has a program where people can drop off their unused paint (including partial cans) and others can go and pick up leftover paint for free. It saves thousands of cans of paint from ending up in landfills, but you are limited to what colours (good thing I like white) and quality and type... I've never seen any chalk paint or fusion paint). So this desk was many coats of paint - even distressed. And it is a big desk with paint surfaces everywhere. So lots of crawling around.

The City of Surrey (British Columbia) has a program where people can drop off their unused paint (including partial cans) and others can go and pick up leftover paint for free. It saves thousands of cans of paint from ending up in landfills, but you are limited to what colours (good thing I like white) and quality and type… I’ve never seen any chalk paint or fusion paint). So this desk was many coats of paint – even distressed. And it is a big desk with paint surfaces everywhere. So lots of crawling around.

You can imagine the amount of taping that went into this job.

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