Before & After: A Damaged Desk Gets a Dramatic Change

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Beth tells us she's found some "doozies" on Craigslist but this one takes the cake. The previous owner had tried to strip the wood in order to repaint it...with a chisel. We kinda can't believe Beth was able to make it look so fantastic.

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She used that gorgeous paint to cover the damaged wood and save this classic piece. Great job.

From Beth:

It was a miracle I could even get the wood to look as good as it did. Even the veneer was peeling on the side panel. I performed some major surgery on this guy to get him presentable. However, the drawer fronts were in good shape. So I stripped the veneer (properly....no chisel involved) and stained it in a walnut. The hardware got elbow grease with Brasso and steel wool. This was a custom color I thought fit the style.

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Thank you Beth!

(Image credits: Beth Heim)