Our town has a month bulk waste pick-up and people get rid of all sorts of old, but still useable stuff! We've picked up a plastic kiddie slide and picnic table, the shoe cubby I posted about recently, several random chairs, two garage shelves, and most recently two desks. Now these desks I don't need personally but I saw the potential and I'm hoping I can refinish them and then sell them!
So this is how it started. The top is a little water-damaged and the paint is peeling and faded. It also had knobs on the drawers.
I started by wiping all the dust and grime off. Thank you diaper wipes! I was going to sand off the paint, got the paint off the drawers and decided to stop there. I used putty to fill a few holes, including a large chunk that was missing off the back corner, and glued, clamped and nailed down with some finishing nails the warped corner of the desk.
I painted the hole thing, except for the drawers, a super dark-charcoal color (practically black, I think it's called 'carbon' from Behr paint) and stained the drawers with and espresso stain.
I went to my favorite antique store and found these awesome drawer pulls in their original packaging for only $2.50 each!
And voila! From trash to treasure, the power of a fresh coat of paint!
Can anyone tell me anything about the pulls I used? The era maybe?