I rescued this desk from the goodwill the other day. She had good bones and was a great price, so I couldn't pass her up!
The hardware was permanently attached & very odd. My husband finally got it all off. It appears that someone attempted to strip it at some point, but they weren't really successful. Luckily for me, though, all it needed was a light sand before I painted.
I wish I had some better pictures of the finished piece, but it sold before I realized they were all close-ups. Oh well, that is a good problem to have!
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