Well, I finished another project today. I finished what I showed you the before of last week, the big school desk. It was one that I had as a child, but had been sitting in a basement for years and years and needed love and vision. I really wish I had all of the school desks we had but lucky that I have a small one that I refinished and if you missed it you can check that out HERE, and this one. I also bought another that I should have done before the week is over and that desk is a different style entirely. Cannot wait to share it with you.
For this desk, I started by sanding everything, starting with the metal which I did with a special wire brush tool that goes on the end of a drill and makes easy work of microderm abrasion as I like to call it. After that, I sanded all the wood and then needed to do some filling, gluing and clamping. After that it was time to prime the metal and I used Rustoleum Painter’s Touch Gray Primer and then I used a Rustoleum Green Gloss Protective Enamel Spray Paint for the final coats. I did the detail painting and the accent strip on the seat and pencil holder on the desk with the same green protective enamel by Rustoleum in the can so I could brush it on. I stained the wood with Minwax Special Walnut, sanding between coats and then used Minwax Satin Polyurethane, sanding between coats. I really like it and so do my kids. What do you think?