Good Questions: Updating an Antique to Fit In With Modern Decor?

Good Questions: Updating an Antique to Fit In With Modern Decor?

Gregory Han
Jan 20, 2009

This desk came from my great-grandmother, so I don't want to destroy it but I do want it to fit in better with our modern furniture and mid-century character. To the left of it is an Eames-style chair. I was thinking about using liquid sandpaper to sand it and then paint it black or should I stain it? I hate the handles so they will be changed probably to knobs and I hate the gold flair. I do not mind that there are chips and cracks in the wood because it adds character. Any ideas or opinions?

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