1950's Schooldesk

October 12th, 2009 in member junk     
itsnotjunk2me itsnotjunk2me, member
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Closeup detail
Heywood Wakefield
Note the lovely shade of green-what were they thinking!?
As you can see, the seat was discolored and needing some coverage.
Closeup detail

Closeup detail

Photo: itsnotjunk2me (copyright 2009)

This 1950's Heywood-Wakefield schooldesk was found stored above garage when we moved in over 27 years ago.  Painted a tacky green, written on with black marker and stuck with stickers, it has been patiently waiting for a makeover.  The paint was removed but the wood was not in the best shape so I opted again for a little black satin to spruce her up.  A can of spraypaint for the metal legs and frame along with painting & distressing of the wood got the job done.  I may go back over the desktop with chalkboard paint so it could be used for a message board in an entryway or for a child's use.

I thank each JMS member for their inspiring projects-they have motivated me into action!


Pattern or design used: My own design
posted in: member junk, vintage, metal, wood, furniture, bedroom, black, entry, retro, office, 50s

Comments (11)

SantaClaus writes: Thanks for the "STRIPPING" info - now, I'll have to find it. I've used QRV but it's out-of-business - it was wonderful! Posted: 5:37 pm on October 19th
fellowjunker writes: Beautifully painted and distressed!!!!
Happy day.
xojanis Posted: 2:59 pm on October 14th
itsnotjunk2me writes: Thanks everyone for your wonderful comments!

Santa- I use Back to Nature Multi Strip. It's a "greener" product and will encapsulate any lead paint. We've been using it in our kitchen renovation of an 1829 farmhouse- works great! Most of the time it comes off like butter. Posted: 12:19 pm on October 14th
SantaClaus writes: What paint stripper did you use? Posted: 7:42 am on October 14th
CottageElements writes: Cute, cute, cute!

Lani Posted: 12:10 am on October 14th
suewhitney writes: Hi There!

Love school desks and love your transformation. What were they thinking with that lovely shade of green?! Great job!!

Be Well,
Sue Posted: 2:37 pm on October 13th
Junk_Sophisticate writes: The paint changed it up so nicely! Great distressing too.
Candy Posted: 1:42 pm on October 13th
RustyDiva writes: Great find and wonderful save! Posted: 12:14 pm on October 13th
oldnews writes: OOh, love it in black! This looks really beautiful! Marie Posted: 9:42 am on October 13th
alicemom writes: Another great job!
Smiles, alice Posted: 10:35 pm on October 12th
byabpryor writes: You have great technique.. love you painting job... very nice! Posted: 9:50 pm on October 12th
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