My son found this desk on the side of the road. He automatically thought of me when he seen it. I love old wood furniture makeover projects.
Old Desk Makeover
Can you believe that somebody would get rid of this gem on the side of the road? LOL
I actually bought a new circular sander by the company Bosch. It works like a gem. I also purchased a new triangle style sander to get into the smaller areas and corners.
I am no professional so I can’t tell you the exact terminology’s. Time to sand. 1 hour, 2 hour and 3 hour more.
It is looking really good and smooth. Use your face mask as you don’t want to breathe in sand particles.
I wanted to use a poly/ stain in antique white. This is what it turned out looking like. A flop!!
I had to let it dry overnight and then go outside the next day and sand this side again. Messy!! Would not recommend that product at all.
Now it is ready to wax. That was my next option to keep the wood look. I found mine at Walmart by the chalk paint. I also picked up a spreader in the paint department for $2. I did the styrofoam handle as they also have sponge handles. I thought ahead to the mess that might happen.
Oh my goodness this is going to look so good. Time to let the wax dry overnight.
I wanted a refresh on the knobs and handles. I went to Hobby Lobby and found these gems on clearance. Because I switched from handles to a knob on the bottom drawers. I made sure the knob base would cover the existing holes. Then I drilled a center hole put them in and perfect.
This is the end product. New hardware and ready for our new home that is being built.
This photo shows the before and after.
I hope you enjoyed my desk makeover.
Amazing how you can change the look with a little elbow grease.
Hour calculation includes drying time.
Jackson on Mar 09, 2021
You did a great job ! Hug your son ! Mine would rather break my neck in order for not letting me see something like that on the side of the road.
I also love, that you did not flood it with paint. The natural wood is so beautiful.
I also waxed my dinette set and the big cupboard and I never get tired of looking at it.