Gray Painted Desk with Espresso Stain Top
I adore a vintage desk makeover. Of all the painted furniture projects that I work on, I think that desk makeovers are up there in my top 5. But they don’t come without challenges. This vintage desk, for example, has a very scratched up top.
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- Paper Sandpaper
- Electric Sander
- Kristi Kuehl Pure Home Paint:
Staging / Home Decor
- Pink Faux Floral Arrangement
- Books & cathedral windows- antique shop
- Candlestick holders
- Vintage style Suitcases
The Before – Unfinished Vintage Desk
This desk was brought in by my customer for a makeover. It is a great looking desk but definitely needs a little cosmetic work due to wear and age. It’s older than me, and I’m sure I could use a little cosmetic work myself ;). The top of this desk was pretty scratched up, but that’s nothing a little sunshine and my favorite electric sander can’t handle.
Using an electric sander rather than a sanding block or paper sanding by hand makes all the difference in the world when you have extensive scratches or damage like this.
The rest of the piece prepped for paint by hand sanding and cleaning. The hardware was simply cleaned with a little soapy water and an old toothbrush. Doing this gets the dust bunnies off while preserving the natural patina on the original hardware.
The Process – Painting a Vintage Desk
Once complete, this gray painted desk was distressed to perfection to draw just enough attention to the details. Lastly, the top was given added protection with our clear satin protective finish, as well as the painted gray body was sealed with both matte and satin clear protective finishes.
The Result – Gray Painted Desk
This once scratched desk has been given a second chance and is looking gorgeous.
For more fabulous desk makeovers make sure to check out Ten Amazing Vintage Desk Makeovers.
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