Melanie wanted a masculine finish for her college student son, and even considered painting the entire desk black. Eventually she decided to give a two tone finish a try instead. She refinished the top in a dark stain and painted the base of the desk white before applying a black glaze to highlight all the intricate detailing. Though the desk was missing a pull on the drawer stack, she was able to shuffle the remaining pulls to make the replacement look original. The final result is a solid desk that should easily transition with her son through the years as he moves from college to adulthood.
(Images: Melanie/Oops! Redone)