Re-use It Wednesday | Army Feild Desk from Blah to Wow....

This furniture transformation was actually one of my very first posts, and it has since disappeared, so I have decided to redo the post. Hope you enjoy it.

I'm sure there are plenty of people out there that have never seen an Army Field Desk. Some may have actually seen them in war movies but never really paid attention to them.
Well, here is a look-see...
they are nothing spectacular, but they are very useful and rather compact.
You have drawers for eveything
and files, to name a few things.
You also have a flat surface to write on (which is removable)

And when you have to pick up and move...

it folds right up
even has handles on the sides for ease of transport!

Are you wondering where I got this from?
A friend that DH knows from work; well him and his wife own a second hand store. This was in some stuff they received, she had no idea what to do with it or if anyone would by it . . .
they gave it to DH thinking I would be able to do something with it. 
And this is what I did.

I took it apart,
lightly sanded it,
spray painted all the metal areas with oil-rubbed bronze.

I painted the inside of the drawers a tan, 

painted the rest black,

then added faux leather to the top and sides.

We left the original metal u-shaped leg on the desk area, we just folded it up and secured it. DH added wood legs and a support bar to it, then added wood legs to the drawer section.
(sorry for the blurry image but this is the only one I have)


As of now, the drawer area is being used as storage in my grandsons room.

Once I have my office space back I will use it again. 

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  1. OMG! I love your desk!!!!!!! Where did you find it? If I ever find one, now I know how to restore it! Thanks for sharing!

  2. Wow, what an amazing transformation!

  3. I love your transformed desk. I've never seen an army field desk before. You did a great job!


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