My daughter is moving into her first apartment which gave me the excuse to hunt down some treasures, synonymous with hit the tag sale circuit. My mission? Find a light weight desk and chair in good shape. It was almost too easy as I spotted this old pine student desk at my very first stop. I handed over my $4.00 and continued my search. At the last sale of the day I finally found what I was looking for -- a plain pine desk chair that was not wobbly for $3.00.
The desk was really in good shape and clean. The knobs were mismatched and there was some writing and scratch marks on the top, but other than that, it looked like a great DIY furniture project. 1. I started by sanding the top and drawer fronts. 2. A light coating of MinWax (maple) was applied to the top and drawer fronts which I left it to dry while turning my attention to the chair.
Total cost for the project: $7.00 plus paint, stain and brushes