Greetings from Busytown
Sorry I’ve been MIA. I have all these great blogging plans and then life gets in the way. 🙂
I’ve been working on some big projects for a client and I’m excited to share one with you.
She found this antique teacher desk on kijiji and brought it to me to beautify. My first thought, of course, was to paint it. But I couldn’t pull the trigger on a color. And if I can’t pick a color…well, Houston we have a problem.
So instead of covering it up, I thought I’d try restoring it to its original beauty. Which meant sanding. Lots and lots of sanding.
The top had suffered from years of abuse. It had stains, rings, gashes, you name it.
The more I sanded, the more the beautiful grain came through.
Here it is all sanded and ready to be conditioned.
I rubbed Minwax Pre-Stain Wood Conditioner all over the wood. Let it sit for 15 minutes and it was ready to be stained.
I knew I had to choose a dark stain because some of the dark gashes didn’t come out. I wanted them to blend as much as possible so I chose Minwax Dark Walnut.
After 2 coats here is what it looked like. Don’t mind the stain/stains on the floor, I’m very messy when I work.
I love the grain.
I added some antique nickel Victorian pulls to the drawers.
One more time….BEFORE….
I really love how this turned out. I hope my client is happy with it.
If not, it will be in my current listings for
one MILLION dollars…