A Desk Makeover and Introducing SW Norwood Antiques

Monday, July 9, 2012

Happy Monday Ladies!  Steven and I, along with a friend, embarked on a brand new business venture over the weekend.  I'll tell you more about it in a few, but first, I wanted to share this cutie patootie solid wood desk that I made over last week.  I found it on Craigslist, and yes, it needed some work, but isn't it adorable?

I filled all the nicks with wood filler, roughed it up with a mouse sander and painted it with two coats of Valspar Paint + Primer in Autumn Fog.  Yes, it only took 2 coats.  This is my favorite new paint!

I kept the original hardware in their original condition.  I love the contrast of the wood pulls with the painted desk.

I lightly distressed it, just to bring out the character, and I pretty much fell in love with it.

Now, for more on that business venture I mentioned.  We opened up an antiques booth at a new antiques mall nearby.

We're calling it SW Norwood Antiques.  (Click the link to like our Facebook page!)

As you can see, the Autumn Fog desk is now priced and waiting on its new owner to discover it. "Please take me home!"

I'm sure the inventory will evolve and grow, but right now, we're specializing in vintage sports equipment, Coca-Cola, ASU, and beer collectibles, and antiques such as typewriters, cameras, fans, and other miscellaneous antiques.

If you're local to the Hickory, NC area, please come by Old Paths Antiques and Consignment (321 N beside the old Bonita Furniture building) and check out our booth.  It's been so fun to go "picking" and choose the items we wanted to sell.  Oh, and the organizer in me has been in hog heaven!  We don't think we're going to get mega-rich off of this endeavor, but it's a fun hobby and we hope we can make enough money to continue doing it.

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  1. The desk is beautiful. I love your booth. I may try to make it out there sometime. I'm loving the fans and rackets you have.

  2. The desk is adorable, just super cute! Good luck with your antiques booth!


  3. the desk makeover is fabulous. jen

  4. First off, great job on that desk, I love that you left the handles as is. Secondly, how awesome is it that you have an antique booth?!?! So fun!!

  5. I love the desk, the color with the original hardware looks perfect!

  6. So adorable! Love that you left the knobs original. Looks fantastic!

  7. What a beautiful transformation - leaving the handles original was brilliant!
    Your newest follower - would love to have you visit and follow back

  8. it looks awesome! i love that you kept the handles wood and i LOVE that pretty color!

  9. It fits right into your new booth! And only two coats... that sounds good. It turned out lovely.

  10. Sometimes I see these and I'm not quite sure what to do with them ~ I think you hit the spot. It looks awesome. :-) via P&P

  11. Turned out great! I love that you left the pulls natural.