Old School Charm

My son spotted this old desk at a yard sale and fell in love. It was only $15. and it wasn't an old, broken toy...I can do that!
Before.
Cleaned up and primed. I really tried to salvage the top, but my son really wanted chalkboard paint. I couldn't sand away the 60+ years of gouges and smiley faces carved into the veneer anyway.
We already had this pretty blue paint in the garage.
I used a dark tinted glaze on the blue...
Then I painstakingly lined the cubby with this great tissue paper. Mod-podge and a lot of patience.
I lightly sanded the seat boards and applied a coat of stain, then waxed. I love the "wear and tear" look that all those kids butts gave the wood :)
The end! Thanks for looking!

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