I was offered an oak desk, which I thought would be an excellent replacement for the tiny little desk I had in my office, with the added benefit of having storage built into it so I could remove some furniture as well – win win!

The desk arrives, and it looks a bit tired and old, mainly because it is indeed tired and old

I thought about it for a bit, and decided I would try my hand at this thing people are calling “upcycling” which is where you take something old and make it newer.

So I upcycled the shit out of it:

And that’s it – how exciting!

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