For our newest prairie dove make-over, we went military style.
We found this beautiful 1930s waterfall desk...
...yes found. Last Sunday on the way home from church.
He needed some minor repairs.
Dan covered the sides with a new piece of plank
because the veneer was not at its best.
Then, some overall sanding, primer, paint, decorative taping and more paint
resulted in our Swiss Army Issue desk.
I'm still using grey-green and a dirty red here.
I wanted the drawers white to provide contrast,
but I glazed them to enhance a rugged appearance.
The back of the desk originally had these numbers on the back,
so I painted them on the front to resemble army numbers.
I think the tailored lines of a waterfall piece
can be really masculine,
so I decided not to fight it but roll with it.
The green and red are subdued, so this piece
blends nicely with neutrals.
These perfect little vintage toys were picked up
at a flea market last year.
Simple, clean, industrial, retro.
I'll be sharing my Swiss Army Issue desk this week at: