This past weekend was spent cleaning up Mr. Tennis' office in preparation for an upcoming busy selling season for him. We purged and streamlined and he ended up with a nicely organized office space and I ended up with an old desk he had in there. I found the desk for his office about 10 years ago at a local thrift store and paid $50 for it. It was perfect for Mr. T at the time because it has so much top space and he could really spread out. Over time he decided he wanted a more streamlined look, so the desk became a slightly cumbersome storage unit for him.
Now I have it in my little space:
I cleaned it up with some wood cleaner and gave it a coat of wood restorer. It's still pretty banged up, especially the top, but that's one of the things I like about it.
It has wonderfully long drawers that have a really nice looking grain on the outside:
No, I don't have the key to the lock on the top drawer, but if I did I could lock all three as they are connected by some metal contraptions inside. It must have had it's origins in an office setting as it has some curious traits. This one I understand:
I had one of those while working as a secretary many moons ago at the local newspaper. A handy slide out for when the paperwork becomes overwhelming and you need just one more surface to put a file.
This I don't understand. (Bumby is doing a fly-by inspection to the left there). Mr. Tennis and I have been puzzled about this removable center part of the desk from day one. Any guesses?
So, I'm pretty happy with my new improved and vast desk space. I will have to work on some accessories and replacing the desk chair.
I've been on the lookout for an old wooden one that swivels and rolls on wheels - you've seen the kind. But I haven't - yet. And those who know me, know I won't pay over a certain price, just like my dining room chairs. I'll hold out for the perfect opportunity.