I found this little antique desk at the dump on Saturday. I can’t believe someone was throwing it away… granted it was a little rough but I was sold the minute I saw it and couldn’t believe my good fortune!
It was obvious that there were layers and layers of paint on the top of the desk.
And one very odd hole.
The legs were all rusty, this photo doesn’t even do it justice.
Drew loves chairs his own size so it was no surprise when he hoped right in… and found a screwdriver to stick in the odd hole.
Thanks to Martha Stewart’s Precious Metals paint at Home Depot that we used for a tin ceiling I was able to give the legs new life.
Quite a difference, right?
My ideal for the wood was to do a dark walnut like our kitchen table and our growth height ruler but one of the pieces attached to the back of the chair couldn’t be removed so stripping it was going to be more difficult. My second option was navy paint because I thought it would look sharp with the silver legs.
So, without further ado, and after cleaning and sanding, here is the after:
As you can see, I forgot to do the second coat of navy paint on the front side, didn’t realize it till I was taking the after photos!
Hope you enjoyed this desk makeover!
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for their makeover parties