Vintage School Desk Gets Modern Makeover


During one of my trash picking adventures last summer, I discovered this amazing vintage school desk sitting road side. I absolutely loved the shape of it and could not resist shoving it into my car to take home for a future project.
First, I sanded the entire surface of the desk. Next, I stained it with Minwax Special Walnut. Then, I added a few coats of white paint to the legs to give them a paint dipped look.
Finally, the desk received three coats of Minwax Polycrylic. This will protect the surface and also prevent the paint from chipping.
The original hardware I left untouched. I love the beautifully aged look it already possessed.
Tada! What do you think? I love the way this turned out!

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  • Wyn
    on Jan 14, 2016

    I have 2 of these old desk and the chairs to match sitting in my basement. my 2 desk are the primary ones. Wyn.

  • Rosa Y Ismael Guzman
    on Jan 20, 2016

    You just created a work of art! Congrats!

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