Like my messy garage? Hey, if I can make even one person feel better about the condition of their garage because of this post...then I've done my good deed for the day!
It needed a thorough scrubbing and sanding. The metal on the base was pretty rusty. Afterwards, I painted it with a metal sealer. Because this went into my daughter's room, the base was then painted purple.
Hey look! Another messy room. Who knew I would be putting these photos online someday? Not me, apparently.
I sanded the wood top and chair, and painted them an antique white. I sealed it with a polycrylic finish, and lightly sanded in-between coats so it was very smooth.
It came out pretty cute and cleaned up. There are definitely things I would do differently when I decide to tackle the second desk (whenever that is). I would spray paint the base, instead of hand paint it-even though it did come out nicely. I believe it would just be easier.
Also, I refurbished this during the summer months, and found that by moving it into the AC, the paint cured quicker. Thank you for taking a walk back in time with me through my messy archives. I'll be sure to let you know when I'm working on that second desk...
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