PUNCH BUGGY, YOU'RE IT - sis's volkswagen desk

Every now and then I come across something that will work for my sisters home.
A few weeks ago we found a nice regency dining table that would work for her,
(more on that tomorrow)
and while I was working on that I found a desk she needs too.

Yard sale price .... $10

2hrs of sanding ... you owe me sis!

Dark walnut stain for the top ... boring!

Mask for priming.

and finish with paint.

New favorite stain ... KONA!

Mm Mm Good!

Some things is still missing ... handles!

Oil rubbed bronze ... by Rustoleum.

Old hutch waiting for a new life ... can't believe I found this old before photo.

The width of the hutch is perfect!.

Make room for the PC monitor ... remove a shelf?

I have had this graphic on foam core for years but couldn't find a place or use for it.
Sis likes VWs and the hutch likes it too ... perfect fit for a tack board.

If you want a bit more I'm also a guest today over at
Finishing Touch Interiors
a UK based blog

Workshop Update:
The weather forecast for Sunday is great so we are ready for a day of fun.

Sneak peak of tomorrows post:

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  1. I love how you merge pieces together. I thought I thought outside the box, but you put me to shame. I'm quite lacking in the carpentry department, but learning every day.

    So what's the deal with the Kona? Is is similar to a Jacobean? Darker than a Walnut? I'm guessing the Kona represents the color of a coffee bean? I have SO much to learn about stain. I must have refinished the top of my last piece eight times before I got it right. I definitely need to learn all the little tricks so I can cut all the trial and error out of the mix.

    Take care!

  2. Excellent! I LOVE IT! That is exactly what I am looking for, instead of this MDF or MFD or PMS crap I'm typing on now! Awesome job! Thanks for sharing. 8^)