I love vintage desks. They often have a lot of beautiful wood detail and often are made of solid wood, not particle board. Follow along to learn how I refinished this old desk!
I started by pulling all of the drawers out, taking the pulls off and scuff sanding the entire dresser, then I used my power sander with a 120 grit sand paper to sand down the top. Be sure to wipe off all of the sanding dust before you start to prime or paint. I often use an old duster then I use an old t-shirt with a bit of acetone to get the rest of the debris off of the piece.
I painted the desk and drawers first, then I stained the remaining drawers and the top of the desk. I did this in case the top got any paint on it it would be easier to sand off paint than a dark stain!
I loved the original gold knobs so much I left them!
Overall this was an easy flip, and I was able to do the entire thing in one uninterrupted afternoon!