…fit for a king

I don’t think I’ve ever seen a desk like the one a client brought me to refinish a few weeks away. She found it off Craigslist and it’s dual-sided and filled with cubbies, drawers & even filing cabinets. What a find!


The top of the desk had three leather in-lays that she wanted to keep as is. My DH is my expert taper and we used the Frog Tape that Miss Mustard Seed gave to me at Luckett’s. Thanks, again!

It worked great, but more importantly it was easy to remove.



Taping is not easy and you do need to take care and be exact. Especially if you are painting for someone else.


Check out the detail on this thing!




The leather was in pretty good condition, but she will need to find a leather product to really clean it up and keep it protected. FYI – this type of leather in-lay can be painted if you are not fond of the look.


She asked me about a dome chair that she also found on Craiglist (!!!) as a pair for the desk. Imagine the work you could get done on a piece like this? Love it.IMG_2739

I would have photographed it in the morning light, but honestly I think it weighs 3,000 lbs!

Need a piece refinished & refreshed? Email me for an estimate: cbensten@blueeggbrownnest.com