Lance irwin
Lance irwin
  • Hometalker
  • Sherman Oaks, CA

Very Old Desk Facelift

$25
4 Days
Easy

I found this old desk for free on craigslist. I had planned on refinishing it and flipping it for nice profit. but once I finished it we liked it way too much...
very old desk facelift, painted furniture
It was missing some of the drawer poles, the sides were scuffed and the top was in horrible condition.
very old desk facelift, painted furniture
very old desk facelift, painted furniture
Sanding the top took the most time but once that was done it was easy to decide on the stain. we chose a Jacobean/Black Walnut.
very old desk facelift, painted furniture
very old desk facelift, painted furniture
After getting the stain finished we decided on a dramatic contrast with a green homemade chalk paint. To give a little more dramatic shadowing I sanded the top of the drawers and stained them to match the desktop.
very old desk facelift, painted furniture
The final steps we're finding dark walnut drawer pulls and a matching nailhead antique leather chair.
very old desk facelift, painted furniture
very old desk facelift, painted furniture
very old desk facelift, painted furniture
very old desk facelift, painted furniture
very old desk facelift, painted furniture
We love it!

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