I recently picked up this awesome desk at an estate sale. It is super solid, heavy, and well made. Definitely worthy of a makeover! The chair was picked up at a garage sale and needed some gluing, but it’s solid mahogany, and the most comfortable chair you will ever sit in–equally worthy! Some of you may remember seeing them in their original state on Facebook.
(Apologies for the horrible pictures. I will replace them when I’m able to recover them from my phone. I realized I haven’t done a furniture reveal in a while, and I really wanted to share it with you all!) Heavy sigh…I miss the days when I could say, “ya’ll” … not to mention those beautiful Carolina Blue skies. Sorry for the regress. Back to furniture talk! 😀
They were both cleaned really well with TSP Substitute. The desk body is painted in a custom mix of Maison Blanche Confederate Gray and Graphite chalk paint. And boy did I create extra work for myself in that process!
At the same time I was working on the desk, I was also finishing up a dresser / night stand in Confederate Gray. I thought it was “finished”, until I sanded the top and uncovered a little stain. And because I had
stupidly mistakenly mixed up my custom desk color in the CG can, I had no paint to fix the top! I really didn’t feel like driving 40 miles roundtrip to pick up another can, so I ended up stripping the top of the dresser and staining it. GRRRRR. Truthfully, it actually looked better with the stained top, so my mistake came out okay. 😀 (Even my Boy said it was his favorite…and coming from a 17 year old, that’s quite the compliment, trust me!) Still, Lesson Learned, √
I wanted to keep the desk top and chair in their original state. I used Howard’s Restor-A-Finish in Mahogany to freshen them up. I just love how worn the chair seat and arms are, and would love to know how much work was accomplished while sitting in this chair!
I finished everything off with Maison Blanche’s Dark Antiquing Wax. It has brought out all the details in the desk, which unfortunately my photos are not portraying. Hmmmmmm, maybe I should ask Santa for a new camera … or at least a photography workshop … or natural sunlight?! 😉
I couldn’t be more pleased with how it turned out. Slowly but surely I’m getting my garage cleared out! Next in the pipeline is another wardrobe…I’m thinking General Finishes Lamp Black!
p.s. Do you remember Highlight Magazine? And how “find the hidden hammer” would keep you occupied and from worrying if you had any cavities?! Challenge for you…Find my boots! 😀 Till next time …
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