Do you have any idea about what I’ve been up to In the past month? Well, I’ve been quite busy on a small project – a vintage desk makeover.
Ok, I know I do it quite a lot – Whenever I find a piece of nice old furniture, I just got to take it, or else, it will pinch my heart for days… This time, It was different, because it was my first professional work, and I’m very proud of it.
BEFORE & AFTER: A Retro Desk Re Makeover
I was looking for a retro desk. Something I could work on, and put my laptop on it, (instead on the dining table). A friend of mine sent me a photo of a vintage desk for sale. This desk had the perfect retro shape, but it looked like it already had a terrible makeover, with a very girly pinkish colors. So basically, I wanted to buy the desk and restore it to its original shape. The seller was a professional furniture renovator who runs a 4 day course in her own house. I figured out I had a lot of work to do on this desk, and that maybe it’s about time I’ll take a course and work like a pro. I bought the desk… And my place on the workshop.
Nope, I couldn’t restore it
As I said, my intentions were to restore the desk to its original shape. Unfortunately, the wood underneath the paint was not in a good shape, so I decided to paint it again.
I was a bit disappointed, revealing the wood condition. However, participating this workshop taught me a lot about doing the right procedure, without giving up on any stage. The results were really satisfying and I know my next furniture will get a higher standard of work.
Showing You How it Was Done: Step by Step
1. Pulling off the upper wall paper cover
2. Learning how to work like a pro
3. Glueing the old drawers
There’s a cat on my working area!
4. The final coat of paint
5. Almost there…