Friday, January 14, 2011

Craigslist desk find!

So excited to FINALLY find a good, practical desk for our home office! It's a wonderful 1951 mid-century piece made by the Lester Brothers, Inc., very wide and very deep, solid walnut, brass capped legs, and VERY heavy. We actually had to take the door to our office off its hinges in order to physically fit the desk through! The best part is: I found it on Craigslist for ONLY $25!!!!!

My new desk definitely needs a little TLC.....I would really like to refinish it because it has a great patina and I like the warm hue of the wood.  The desk will be the centerpiece in our office makeover (check back for this post) coming soon!


  1. Oh the possibilities! I would sand and refinish the wood on the sides and maybe paint the top...

  2. Ohhh that's a good idea! Thanks! I had thought about painting it a lighter shade because I have a lot of dark wood in the room will be difficult to decide!