Abandoned Door Is Transformed Into An Elegant Office Desk

Elegant office space
the thing: an abandoned wood door
Interior designer Rosa Santiago Zimmerman is always on the lookout for furniture to rescue. Case in point: This modern, clean-lined desk started out life as an abandoned door that she found laying on a curb one day. 
She was in need of a desk that was long and wide enough to serve as a work area when she reviewed architectural plans and drawings. She decided to repurpose the wood and add a playful twist—table legs she purchased from IKEA. Rosa loves her desk and even though, as a designer, she has access to the best of the best, this is one of her favorite pieces.
 
make it happen
The abandoned door was made of high-density fiberboard (HDF), composed of compressed wood fibers to make it very dense and strong. The HDF was sanded and a primer was applied to seal and waterproof it. Then came three coats of Behr® Pencil Point paint in a high-gloss finish. During the third coat, a mahogany glaze stain was mixed with the paint to give the illusion of wood grain. Then Rosa added three coats of high-gloss varnish. Once the top was completed, she nailed ¾-inch copper nail heads to the wood’s border to give it an antique look. Last, she attached four Vika Fintorp IKEA metal table legs.
 
Rosa Santiago Zimmerman
• Owner of RSZ Interiors
• Over 17 years of design, décor, renovations, staging and project-management experience.
• 100 Rue Charlemagne Dr., Braselton
• Bilingual in English/Spanish
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