Happy Monday! Before I get to my Redoux, I just wanted to do one last shameless self-promotion shout out. I was nominated on Skinny Scoop for one of the top 25 Home Decor Blogs. If you haven’t yet had a chance, I would SO appreciate you taking a second to head over there and “like” me on their site, under Redoux. Thanks!!
If you have been around these parts for a while, you know I don’t always play by le “rules”, if there were such a set of rules when it comes to painting and furniture. Especially since I found my beloved CeCe Caldwell’s paints. It is hard to leave well enough alone, or pick a project that doesn’t require a massive makeover.
However, sometimes the piece is almost perfect to begin with, maybe just needs a good cleaning and perhaps exfoliation? Case in point, I found this gorgeous desk recently at a school rummage sale. The top was in poor condition, but miraculously, the rest was quite well preserved. Here is about where I started:
After some serious cleaning, sanding and wiping clean again, I had a perfect surface. Instead of using stain, I used Danish Oil, two coats to be exact, to get this beautiful finish. For the drawers, they were almost pristine, they only needed a slight clean and restore with “Howard’s Restore a Finish”, a miracle product that has stood the test of time!
For the rest of the desk, I used one coat only of CeCe Caldwell’s California Gold. Sanded it smooth with a 320 grit sandpaper, then sealed it 100% natural CeCe Clear Wax. I changed out the knobs to something more in keeping with the look.
Don’t expect me to stick to the rules for too long, but for this week, I might be walking a more conservative line….
Stay tuned! In the meantime, my pristine desk is available for sale at our next Paris Flea Market event. Starts this Thursday!
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