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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