This weekend I tackled my biggest project yet: a desk redo!
This desk was mine when I was a kid, and my mothers before me. I decided I could use another desk in my room for everything besides crafting because my crafting desk is getting a little cramped. Thus, I drug this baby up from the basement and set to work.
It had seen better days....
Being my childhood desk, it has some remnants of my past...a drawing of my favorite dog down the street oka, my name carved into the top, coloring on it, a little glitter... seriously 7 year old me what were you thinking??
Seeing that I've never refinished a piece of furniture before, I turned to my dad and asked for a little help. All I wanted to do was sand it down a little, then throw on a coat of paint. Well, when your father used to be a furniture refinisher, I should have known he wouldn't let me off that easy.
So, off we went to the workshop of our family piano business and gathered supplies.
And I set to work. Here I am about to strip the wood.
That orange junk was disgusting. And no, that hairy hand is not mine.
Then I used lacquer thinner to use get the rest of the thinner off. No, those hairy hands are not mine either. I promise I refinished the desk, not my father. It was just easier to take a picture of him doing it than me haha.
Then I broke out some wood putty to fill in all those carvings I had made...
Sanded it all down...
And then painted it pink! I got the paint at a flea market for a dollar. It was a mis-tint. Score for me!!
I got some pretty new hardware to put on from Home Depot to make it extra girly.
And voila! A new pretty pink desk :)
All ready to go with a cute new workspace
Next project: find a chair to go with it!
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