We found (free) an old hand-made desk in an alleyway made from mahogany.  It’s a small kidney-bean style desk, perfect for the girls, so we picked it up and brought it home.  The wood had already been sanded, so there’s only a small amount of sanding left to do, but had been left out in the rain, so the drawers were all swollen shut.  Erick thinks a small amount of extra sanding will ease that problem, so the desk has been sitting out sunning itself and in the meantime, the girls picked out a stain finish and new hardware (porcelain pink and white knobs) and are eager to get started.

We’re excited to see it all finished and I promise to post before and after photos.