|Before both pieces|
|Before, very and white film over stain|
|Before, gap on top of roll top cover, black burn mark|
I went home, sanded the finish off everything and I worked on the chair. The chair legs were loose and the seat was coming off so I fixed everything up, stained it and sealed it. I decided to work on the desk later because we where working on the kitchen cabinets and my customer did not need this done until March, for her granddaughters birthday.
|Before, dull and scratched up|
|Before, lots of wood filler, unstained piece of wood|
|Mid way through kitchen cabinet makeover read more about it here and here|
|Black burn mark before sanding|
|After stained and blended|
That's it! The desk is done and I'm in love with it! I'm so glad my customer liked the idea of adding the paper and the glass knobs, these little details make all the difference. I love peeking inside the drawers and cubbies to see the pretty paper. I wish I was 4 years old and my customer was my grandmother so that this little desk could be my Valentines Day gift!
This was a long post but I just wanted to share how I refinished this roll top desk. I skipped a few things, like, how I bought an antique refinishing product, that I then realized had a bunch of Warnings and Danger signs. I opted out and went with my good ole sanding, staining routine. I didn't take a lot of behind the scenes pictures either (bad blogger, I know) I was too focused. I did a lot of research and thinking, I took it one step at a time, and I did a few trials and errors and improvising where I needed. This ended up being a very thoughtful process and a very fun project.
I know I owe you guys some kitchen cabinet makeover pictures but that will be on the next post! So stay tuned for that!!