FFf Eclectic Red Barn: Updated Spinet Flip-Top Desk

Wednesday, January 26, 2022

Updated Spinet Flip-Top Desk

Updated Spinet Flip-Top Desk

I just finished redoing this desk that my friend gave me. It was lovely as it was, but now it is beautiful.

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This desk is petite and just perfect. As I said, it looked good but I wanted to clean it up and make her shine. I did some research and it looks like it might have been made in 1884 based on the number on the bottom. 

The center drawer slides out and there is a center drawer that also comes out.  On both sides is a little shelf and when removed, there is a cubby hole to hide stuff. 

Here is the top before I started to clean it. You can see that some white paint is on the tray on the left. I was able to remove that and some that was on the back. 

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Here is the top closed. It is in my dining room since it was cold out and I wanted to wax it. It is shining.

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It really needed a good cleaning.  I hope you can see the difference in the legs once I had cleaned them. 

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The chair she had with it, did not come with it but it seemed to work. This was the fabric on the seat. I removed that and there was another layer where they used large tacks to secure it. I removed that layer and still another one where they used smaller tacks. Yikes! When I reached the bottom layer, it had horse hair in it. 

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I should have taken more pictures of all the layers. I was just going to cover the bottom seat but then found a nice piece of foam to use. Hubby thought it was too thick, but I said by the time I pull it around, it will work. 

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Since this desk was going to my sister, she wanted something grey since she has a grey bedspread. She liked this. The chair seat is petite too. I took it up to PA when I went. 

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She was so excited to have this desk. She was using a microwave stand for her bills. Now she can sit here and do them. 

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Here with the chair under it. 

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Side view of the desk. It is completed and in its new home. My sister calls and tells me she is sitting at her desk. she is happy and that's all that matters. 


11 comments :

  1. Bev,
    I have her twin sister! I love it. I leave mine open too.
    I'm so glad you kept her beautiful wood. The legs are the best:)
    What a nice friend- she may want it back now.
    xo Lisa S

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    1. Lisa,
      That is amazing that you have one too. I would never have painted it. The wood is too beautiful. My friend was moving and getting rid of a lot of things and her kids didn't want them.
      I was lucky and my sister was so excited to receive it.
      Hugs,
      Bev

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  2. What a beautiful desk! You did a great job cleaning it up, Bev. It's so nice when a piece doesn't need a major overhaul!

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    1. Ann,
      I agree, it is nice when you don't have a major overhaul, just a lot of scrubbing on this one. Have a great weekend.
      Hugs,
      Bev

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  3. Bev,
    Love this wonderful transformation!! What a beautiful piece too!! So pretty!!A wonderful addition to your home!!
    Hugs,
    Debbie

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    1. Debbie,
      Thanks, the piece turned out great and my sister just loves it. It is nice to be able to save a piece.
      Have a lovely weekend.
      Hugs,
      Bev

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    1. Cecilia,
      Thank you for those kind words. I think it looks beautiful too and so does my sister.
      She was just thrilled with it.
      Have a fabulous weekend.
      Hugs,
      Bev

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  5. What a fantastic re-do! Good work girl. Lovely piece of furniture made even more beautiful by you.

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    1. Nancy,
      Thank you. I was very pleased at how the desk turned out. It is so lovely.
      Have a wonderful weekend.
      Hugs,
      Bev

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  6. Thanks again Bev for participating in my blog roundup post "Best Vintage and DIY Fall Color D├ęcor Ideas." I appreciate your crafting work. Warm regards, Nancy Andres at Colors 4 Health

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