Thanks for stopping by today! I’m pretty excited to share my most recent furniture makeover with you. I couldn’t be happier with how it turned out. 😀
This desk was a freebie from my generous friend Kim, of Woods of Woodinville. Her family was over it, and she thought I could use it as a craft table in our bonus room. I was using it, but soon discovered it was too small for my many crafting needs. Here’s what the desk looked like before it’s makeover …. and I’m pretty sure it didn’t look this bad when it was given to us!!
Scratched, stained, and quite orange, but it has great bones. I kept thinking a farmhouse makeover was in it’s future. Specifically, farmhouse with a dark stained top and white painted body.
This was fairly easy to achieve, and after all the trouble this child’s painted cabinet caused me, I was ready for a “no surprises” makeover.
The first thing I did was strip the top. It actually took two rounds of Citristrip, but I was expecting that. There was a lot of polyurethane to strip through. After wiping off any stripping remnants, I sanded the top with 150 and then 220 grit sandpaper. Then I “stained” it with a combination of Annie Sloan Dark Wax and Watco Danish Oil in Dark Walnut. My thought was by adding the Danish Oil to the dark wax, it would penetrate deep into the wood, thus offering stronger protection. It was SO easy to apply, and I’m pleased with the effect. Not to mention, it’s pretty great to be able to skip the polyurethane step!
The body of the desk was given a gentle scrub with liquid deglosser and two coats of SW Westhighland White. Distressing was needed to help give it that farmhouse look, but I didn’t go crazy. I’m really liking the clean look of the desk, so I just distressed the edges where the desk would show normal wear and tear. Maybe with the next one I’ll go crazy with chippy milk paint, which would give it a whole different look. 😀
I’m really liking the desk paired with my stenciled farmhouse chair.
What do you think? Does it make you want to make over your own desk or table? I sure wish I could take the sander to my dining room table, but that’s a story for another day. I promise!
Thanks again for stopping by today. I Hope you have a wonderful week! Cynthia
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