It took 10 months of me working from home to finally get a real desk. Got this vintage desk off Kijiji, but it was a little worse for wear. Lots of scratches up top and a poorly done mending with glue on a part of the frame. But we fixed her up and now she looks brand new!
Click 'Read More' for the Before & After!
Skill Level: Intermediate
Tips & tricks
Always check for damage on second hand furniture. If there is damage, make sure that you are confident you can fix it - knicks are one thing, structural is another! Painting will be your best option, stain does not have as good of coverage.
This desk had a bad gash on the frame where the drawer closes. We figured we could fix it and if it was not perfect, it would be relatively hidden. We cut out the damaged wood out and replaced it with a new piece.
I never fully appreciated high quality paint until I refinished a few pieces of furniture. For this I used Sherwin-Williams, Black Magic in Eggshell - it is a beautiful soft black finish. I did 3 light coats of paint, first with a brush to get into all the nooks and crannies and then with a small foam roller.
Click HERE for the tutorial on the metallic striped wall.