This desk is one my of my favorites that I have done. I got lucky and bought a shutter cabinet from this nice guy on a local Facebook group and told him I like to refinish furniture. He messaged me about two weeks later with this desk and let me make an offer on it as he was helping a friend clean out a house. I fell in love with the cute little legs it is on and had to have it.
When I picked it up, I was very happy to see that it was all solid wood and the drawers still work well. The first thing I did was sand down the wood with my Ryobi orbital sander. First with 80 grit sand paper and then with 150 grit to smooth it out. I loved all the natural wood grain!
Then I applied one coat of General Finishes Java Gel stain with a foam brush and gloves. I leave it on for about 5 minutes and then wipe it off with paper towel or an old t-shirt. This is what it looked like when I was finished.
Then when I was done, I applied two coats of Varathane Triple Thick Polyurethane in semi-gloss. For the base of the desk and the drawers, I went with Behr paint, in aquatic green. I made it into chalk paint with Plaster of Paris using the 3-1-1 ratio with water and it required two coats. I repainted the wood knobs of this dresser with gold spray paint and then lined the drawers with some fun paper I found at the Dollar Tree. I was very impressed with how fast this desk sold on a local Facebook group, it was picked up within two hours of me listing it.
Thanks for reading,Shayla
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