Vintage Writing Desk

This sad little desk sat in my garage for some time until a new client wanted it for her bedroom, YAY!… The desk itself is sold maple and very well made but it had a ton of scratches and had to be sanded down really well…

BEFORE

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Here is the much updated version… I had to sand down about 60% of the desk because of all of the surface scratches but by using my orbital sander it didn’t take too long.

AFTER

Grey painted desk

I painted it with Benjamin Moore Advance paint. This is a custom grey I had them mix for me that I had used for my daughter’s closet makeover.

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The client wanted a clean crisp finish so no distressing…

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This paint is self leveling so you have little to no brush strokes.

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I love all of the little drawers… I think this would make a great makeup table!

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The handles I spray painted with Rustoleum Chrome spray… LOVE how they turned out!

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This is a great sized desk for just about any room and I know my client just loved how it turned out! Hope you like it too…

Thanks for stopping by!

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About Susan @ Uniquely Yours or Mine

Hey there! You want to know more about me? Well here's a little bit... I'm the lucky wife of a Super Awesome Husband (SAH) and a mother of 3 wonderful girls. We moved to Louisville, KY in 2013 from Richmond, VA where I was refinishing, repairing and painting furniture as a serious "hobby". Since moving I have been spending most of my time designing and updating our new-to-us home, but I do enjoy getting out and exploring my new town as much as possible!

Posted on February 27, 2013, in Furniture refinishing and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 10 Comments.

  1. Oh, wow. What a nice job!!! Great color and the handles are beautiful. Your craftsmanship shows in every inch.

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  2. Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co.

    what a pretty and unique desk!

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  3. That’s a great desk. Love the little door compartment on the left. It turned out beautifully! I just saw some new Benjamin Moore colors I want to try out, so I’m going to try that self-leveling Advantage line you’ve been talking about.

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  4. What a gorgeous desk – love all the details – and the color is just gorgeous !!!
    Great transformation
    Hugs,
    Suzan

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  5. Love the style and the color of this unusual desk. Great transformation.

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