Modern Farmhouse Inspired School Desk Makeover

by Melody
5 Hours
I have a fun project to tell you about today!!
Last week I was out shopping with some friends. It just so happened the one friend was picking up a vintage table they bought on a local Facebook garage sale page. When we got to the house the owner had quite a few great pieces for sale.
I spied this beat up, dirty and stained solid oak school desk. I have a true love of desks. They're not the easiest to refinish, but I'm always drawn to desks and I enjoy working on them. Luckily I was able to purchase the desk and get it home the same day, thanks to my friends big SUV!
I took the desk home and got to work sanding the top and getting it ready to stain.
The top was stained in a dark stain and sealed with wax.
The rest of the desk was painted in a combo of Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint in Linen and Typewriter.
Then on top of this I dry brushed some Vintage Linen paint.
Final steps were to wax, distress and replace the drawer hardware.
I decided to go with a brushed nickel cup pull.
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