A Vintage Thomasville Desk Makeover

Do you ever yell, “S T O P” , while driving with your hubby . . .

~ ~ when you see an antique shop or a “sale along the road” ?

I do, and I must curb my enthusiasm, as I many times cause him to panic.

While driving through some back roads in Virginia . . .

~ ~ we came across an antique shop and an outdoor sale in front of the shop.

Vintage Thomasville Desk

I thought I had taken a picture of this desk when we unloaded it a while back . . .

~ ~ but apparently I did not . . . so “bad blogger protocol” set in with no “before picture”

The drawer fronts are veneer and had some wear on them . . .

~ ~ the top was actually fine, if it were sanded and re-stained.

So I thought with this “paint configuration” I would go with the painted top and drawers.

I used Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Old White.

Vintage Thomasville Desk

When we got this desk home, I discovered that it was made by Thomasville Chair Company . . .

~ ~ later, Thomasville Furniture Company – Thomasville, North Carolina.

Vintage Thomasville Desk

The desk had wood casters that were in perfect condition.

Vintage Thomasville Desk

Vintage Thomasville Desk

I love the detail of this desk, especially the fluting and shape of the legs.

I guess I could have painted the entire desk, but loved the beauty of the stained wood.

Vintage Thomasville Desk

It rained most of the day . . . and while there was a break in the rain . . .

~ ~ we quickly brought the desk out to the driveway to take pictures before it went off to the booth.

Vintage Thomasville Desk

Vintage Thomasville Desk

I can also see this being a pretty vanity with a mirror hung above it.

I am hoping this desk will be going to a great home, as it deserves lots of love!

Have a great day . . . as it is a wonderful day . . . because it is the day my sister was born!

Happy Birthday Betty Ann!!!! . . . Love you sis!

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Comments

  1. What a beautiful piece! Love how you painted it. Have a wonderful week xox
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  2. It’s beautiful Shirley! When we were in Brentwood TN a few years ago, I saw a beautiful maple twin bedroom set with one side table and a chest of drawers. It’s about a six hour drive from home. After we got back I wished we had bought it, rented a truck to bring it home. Missed opportunity. I am willing to bet it was Ethan Allen. When I lived in TN during the early/mid 60’s, I had maple bedroom furniture. One of my girls is still using some of it. Maple early American style was all the rage around about that time.

    I do say STOP!!! or Back up!!!, often while traveling back roads.LOL
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  3. Wow the white looks great against the wood…love the two tone colors.
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  4. I have learned to quit yelling since it scares the HE&# Nout of Joe and then he WON”T stop!!!:):) What a beautiful piece and it sure could be a wonderful vanity. Love how you painted it! Have a beautiful week.
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  5. Such a pretty piece! Love all the details… bet she doesn’t last long in your booth. :)
    xo Heidi
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  6. I love the way you painted it. I love the shape of the legs and the little casters. Now, quit scaring your other half!
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  7. That’s a pretty antique desk. I have a similar piece like that in my son’s room. It’s an old dresser that was given to us from my inlaws. It has little casters on the bottom too. Funny how a lot of old furniture had wheels on everything! I wonder why. That will make a nice addition to your booth.

  8. What a pretty make over Shirley! I love the combination of the wood and paint! I bet it sells quickly :)
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  9. Yes, I do yell stop when we are driving, lol. That desk turned out great, I am sure it will fly out of the shop. Happy birthday to your sister!
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  10. What a gorgeous piece….love how you painted it. Happy Birthday to your sweet sister too!
    Have a great week my friend :o)
    ~Des
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  11. What a pretty piece Shirley…love the way you made it over!! Happy Birthday to your sis!!
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  12. What a gorgeous piece, Shirley! I love the color combination. I’m such a fan of white and off white painted pieces with stained wood! This will make a lovely addition to your booth! I know it won’t last long. Happy Birthday to your sister! Have a great week!

  13. I could use that in my foyer! I love the details on it! I feel a little silly for asking…what booth? Happy Birthday to your sister!!! Have a great week!
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  14. Love your desk. And it seems to be because of the legs! Love those legs.
    Sheila

  15. Linda Kemp says:

    Good job! You have such a good eye for detail. Have a great week!

  16. You scored! I love how you kept some of the original detailing of the gorgeous wood, but updated it to reflect today’s taste and decor. I’m sure it will go to a good home quickly!

  17. What a beautiful desk and the detail is great. Your choice on refinishing is perfect. I also hope that this desk finds a nice new home. Don’t you love the back roads of Virginia. I plan on going home in September, if everything goes well and can hardly wait to hit the back roads and se where they take me.
    Have a great week.
    Mary
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  18. Gorgeous Shirley. Love the way you painted this beautiful piece. Looks so beautiful.
    Kris
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  19. This desk is darling, Shirley. Love the way you painted it…I can’t imagine it lasting long in your booth.
    Mary Alice
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  20. The desk turned out beautifully Shirley, love the two tone look!
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  21. Great desk and it has such pretty legs and casters. :) I’m sure someone with snap it up in a hurry.
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  22. Shirley, it’s a lovely Thomasville desk. Looks great!
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  23. Jeanette Price says:

    Great Job!! I love the Annie Sloan Chalk paint. It covers so evenly and beautifully. I just bought some more of her paint for another project. It looks great Shirley!

  24. Awesome job Shirley!! Worth a scream for sure! Pinned!
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  25. Beautiful desk, Shirley! I’d love to find something like this for me to use in our home office. Right now I use an old vanity table, but I could certainly use the drawer space. I think my hubby would kill me if I yelled out, “Stop” when he is driving. He already gets annoyed when I act like there are brakes on the passenger side when he is driving. : )
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  26. What a beautiful piece, Shirley! You should have no problem selling this, at all! I love all of the pretty details. I laughed out loud, having a visual of your hubby hitting the brakes, at your command! That could really freak a person out! Lol!
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  27. That looks amazing, Shirley. Isn’t it the best when you discover something like that? Yes, I do it too!!
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  28. I absolutely love it, Shirley! Looks beautiful. I quite often scare my hubby with a STOP or two! ;) It’s worth it…. heehee
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  29. What a great find, Shirley! And you gave this handsome desk a whole new life!!! How wonderful!
    I hope it goes to a good home too… maybe yours!
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  30. It’s terrific – so unique! I love it!
    Stacy
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  31. I would of yelled too! What a pretty desk. Love those wooden casters. The way you painted it shows off all the lovely details. Great find!
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  32. When I spy a shop worthy of a stop, I swear the hubby speeds up! He’s just not into browsing through what he thinks is a lit of junk so there’s no telling what treasures I’ve missed. Suite a transformation on the one you found.
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  33. You’re right. This piece will make a lovely vanity! It has such pretty lines and detailing, and the way you paints it highlighted it’s character and beauty. How is it I didn’t know you had a booth?? Where have I been?
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  34. You know what? I saw this yesterday in person and thought “where have I seen that?” And then I remembered! It is lovely!!
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  35. Amazing. It looks perfect. What a beautiful vanity. What a find!

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