I found the very scarred up desk at the local Flea Market and knew it had a lot of potential.
I really liked the shape and the details on the front, but the top and one of the legs were in bad shape. I sanded down the top and it was beautiful wood, so I stained/sealed it with AS dark wax and tung oil. The drawer fronts were also very nice, so I cleaned then up with the dark wax and tung oil too and they came back to life.
I pulled out Marshmallow Cream by The Urban Rooster and painted the base of the desk and then distresses the edges with my scraper.
The hardware is not my favorite for this desk, but I decided to use it anyways. The original finish was very shiny and bright gold and I wanted to tone this down a bit. I rubbed gilding paste on the pulls and then used AS dark wax.
The last step was to seal the desk with AS clear wax.
|Such pretty wood!|
|I love the wood on the drawers!|
|Pretty, but not perfect details|