Hello there! Hope everyone had an enjoyable holiday weekend! Ours was filled with family, friends, and LOTS of great food, not to mention a pretty spectacular view and lots of laughs — my favorite way to spend a weekend in the PNW. 😀
As I’m slowly trying to get back into the swing of things (and out of beach mode), I thought I would share with you my most recent furniture makeover:
This has to be my favorite desk makeover to date. What can I say? I’m totally smitten with this desk. 😀 It wasn’t always so lovely though. This is what it looked like when I brought it home from the thrift store:
It was in really bad shape. So bad in fact, that I almost didn’t bring it home — desks are hard work! — especially ones that are finished on all four sides like this desk. The chunky feet got to me though, and I knew if I could polish up the hardware, the desk would look AWE-SOME in navy.
As you can see, the brass polished up really well, so navy it was. 😀
The first thing I did was give the desk a really good cleaning with TSP Substitute, and a quick scuff sand with 220 grit sandpaper. I went back and forth on whether to fill in the hardware holes and use knobs instead of the original pulls, but when I scored some antique chairs at an estate sale, I really liked how they paired with the desk. The original pulls, antique chair, and navy desk look very “Early American” to me, with an almost military quality. There is always room in my home for classic American made furniture! You can read how I revived the chair here.
Lately, I’ve really been enjoying painting with milk paint, and I decided on MMS Artissimo for this project (with the bonding agent added to help control chipping.) If you’re looking for a great navy, I highly recommend giving this color a try. Because the drawers were in such rough shape, I painted their interiors with a SW semi-gloss latex paint. I’m thinking that this desk will probably end up with a youngish aged boy, and the latex paint will allow for easy clean up if accidents should happen. 😀 I then finished it off with two coats of hemp oil. FYI, I also painted up a little nightstand with Artissimo, but topped it off with dark wax, and it ended up being a really deep, almost black color. (I’m pleased how that turned out, as well.) 😀
What do you think? Are you a fan of the navy? The color reminds me of my first “real” car (i.e., I paid for it myself). It was a super sweet little Nissan Pulsar NX. The color was called “Cadet Blue”, which I think suits this little desk very well.
Hope you have an awesome week, and thanks for stopping by! Cynthia
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