Simple Little Desk MakeoverFebruary 21st, 2011 in member junk
I picked up this little school desk for $3.99 at Goodwill last week. The top of it was dirty, with stickers, scotch tape remnants and paint splatters stuck on it.
The metal portions were painted that ugly, uniform tannish color that so many of these desks are.
Last night I finally got around to working on it. I cleaned it first, removing the stickers and scotch tape remnants, and then i started sanding the wood top.
Today I painted the metal parts black to give it a nice, clean, sleek look. It also disguised the scuffs and rust that was starting to form.
I still have some a little more sanding to do, because I want the wood to be as smooth as possible. I am not going to paint it, because I like the patina of the wood. I'll just put some clear coating on it to make it really high gloss.
Can anyone recommend a clear coating that is easy to use and relatively inexpensive, that has given you good results?
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