Kelsey @Poofy Cheeks
Kelsey @Poofy Cheeks
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  • Deland, FL

Vintage Desk Redo

$15
3 Days
Medium

My mother-in-law gave us a desk she picked up at a garage sale and I redid it over a three day weekend. I loved the shape and detail of the desk just not the beat up reddish stain. With a little work and elbow grease I have a desk I love. See the full reveal here - http://www.poofycheeks.com/2015/01/two-toned-chalk-paint-vintage-desk-redo.html
vintage desk redo, painted furniture
I started out by sanding down the top of the desk and staining it a dark color. Then I used chalk paint for the bottom.
vintage desk redo, painted furniture
I used a very light gray chalk paint on the drawers and bottom of the desk. I sealed the drawers in clear wax and the desk with a mixture of dark and clean waxes to give it an aged/weathered look.
vintage desk redo, painted furniture
Progress...
vintage desk redo, painted furniture
Left picture shows before I stained and right shows after the stain was applied.
vintage desk redo, painted furniture
The top of the desk turned out stunningly beautiful.
vintage desk redo, painted furniture
I left the original hardware on for now but am looking to change it in the future. To see a full image of the finished desk see it here >> http://www.poofycheeks.com/2015/01/two-toned-chalk-paint-vintage-desk-redo.html

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