Finding gems like this one in storage for FREE is what I live for. This slant top desk makeover was so fun to create. Furniture design doesn’t stop at color, there is handles, construction changes, wood colors and so much more. Each piece is unique in its own and you get to embrace the uniqueness of each piece like this one.
Now onto the design aspect of this piece. The cane and wood are quite different and I didn’t want too drastic of a change so I toned both a little stain on the cane to darken and then lighten up the wood. I used a Heywood Wakefield stain Wheat to do this.
Found the handles on Amazon. I also got the cane on Amazon for a pretty decent price. Reminder buying from my links doesn’t change your price but does give me a little kick back.
There were some stains on the drawer bottom and writing surface of the drop front. I wanted to create something unique with these spaces. So I flipped though my rice paper from Prima Re-Design and settled on this beauty. This rice paper is super easy to use I iron it out to remove the creases. Then use modge podge on the surface of my project smooth out the paper and then another coat on the top. I like to use this rice paper because it is durable and covers a lot of the ink stains on drawer bottoms that is hard to get rid of.
The drawer front and top I stripped down to the raw wood finished and taped off while I painted the remainder of the cabinet one of my favorite colors. Take a look in quick succession on how I completed this project.
My job is truly a labor of love I get to create every detail of all of my projects. There is nothing that I don’t inspect and have a hand in restoring. Glad you are here to see this transformation happy refinishing- Many Blessing Tara Lou