DIY Project - the vintage desk

February 6, 2015

Well, I am wrapping up building a massive new workspace, which means it's time to part with my old desk.  That desk was a fun project, and I'll share how I turned someone else's "junk" into a little treasure.


STEP 1:   Sand off that icky old paint.  I love my orbital sander.  And make sure to wear a mask during projects like this - no telling how old that paint is, or how much lead is in it.  Man, this desk was UGLY!


STEP 2:  All sanded!  I feel much better about this look!  Now that all the paint is off, I take my awl and I scratch in lines, cracks, and worm holes all over.


STEP 3:  Stain that baby!  I chose a really dark color.  Once the stain has dried, I coat the whole desk with 3 coats of eurothane.  Then add the knobs of your choice!  And VOILA!  You have a brand new desk (which looks MUCH better than the original desk!)





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