Amy Ogden-Paparone
Amy Ogden-Paparone
  • Hometalk Helper
  • Pottstown, PA

ICUO ~ Uncle Buck Strikes It Rich! :)


A friend of ours, that the kids call Uncle Buck, saw this on the side of the road and said he instantly thought of me. I'm a lucky lady I guess, lol. When I saw it I thought it was cute, but seemed like a lot of work. (one day i'll be able to afford at least one piece of furniture that comes completely finished!!) Anyway, it worked out well, because I needed a new desk and with a little elbow grease, some paint and new hardware I made this poor little guy look like he's ready for anything.
painted furniture desk antique white, painted furniture
This is what the poor fellow looked like when I brought it home.
painted furniture desk antique white, painted furniture
I sanded everything down, and painted the drawers first in Navajo White - satin finish. The blue on the inside of the drawers makes me smile every time I open them :)
painted furniture desk antique white, painted furniture
It got to hot and Humid outside I brought it inside to finish painting... and yes, right in my living room on the coffee table! It was to hot to paint outside and then it rained for 2 days and I didn't want to wait.
painted furniture desk antique white, painted furniture
Stained the top in Antique Walnut and added bronze cup handles. I might have gotten a little light headed from the polyurethane but I survived! :D
painted furniture desk antique white, painted furniture
Gave it 3 coats of polyurethane and Voila! He's done and looking so much better!
painted furniture desk antique white, painted furniture
Now to finish up my office and put this little beauty to work :) .... hmmm, now I need a new chair!!

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