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I know that the easiest way to change the look of furniture is painting it, but sometimes it is nice to let some of the gorgeous wood come through. I was lucky to find this charming little desk in Oregon years ago in a yard sale for $5! The owner told me that she had bought it like 20 years earlier when it  was all wood, then she had painted it green, and years later she repainted it white. Apply your wood finish to the clean wood surface. I like to use old t-shirts for this step. Look how pretty it looks… I am loving the rich dark wood tone against the bright yellow.
Use a rag to rub the glaze uniformly on the wood. My favorite product is the Clear Mixing Glaze by Valspar. I had been looking for a desk for my daughter’s room, and got really lucky when I saw the $16.00 price tag on this desk at the local St.
I decided, rather than painting the desk a cream color like all of the other furniture in her room, that I would mix it up !  Be bold !

It is really important to have a clean surface to absorb the finish and ultimately make the wood look great! Here is my little Mimi giving mama a hand! I scoured every single thrift store and Salvation Army in my area looking for a WOOD desk for my craft space.
I have a boring desk that I feel needs to be constantly hidden, but this is a piece that I would definitely show off! I’m not usually a fan of natural wood, but I love the stain they did on the drawer fronts. Originally, I was going to do the base of my desk I’ve been working on with a deep russet type of orange-but make the top mahogany (was a yellow ugly finish). It really draws attention to the remaining wood surfaces and looks nice and warm in comparison to any contemporary alternative. I am a huge fan of two tone furniture, so when I am looking for thrifty pieces I like to make sure that the top is made of solid wood.

Step Four (optional):  If you seek a distressed or antiqued look, go over the edges of your painted surface lightly with sandpaper to expose the wood underneath. I'm on a quest for diamond style on a dime, and out to make my world fabulous, for less, one DIY or decorating project at a time. I did this to my dining table-painting the base green-but leaving the top wooden; however, I was just too afraid it would look ugly. Your refinishing directions and photos are excellent… I will be recommending and linking to you from my blog! I’m about to attempt a really old school desk with the lift up lid and seats attached.

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