Beth says, "I love a good challenge." She would have to! She bought this mess of a desk from Craigslist for only 15 bucks. It had been sitting out on a balcony and the wood was in shambles.
There was no way to save it the bottom portion. The top was stained beyond recognition and the drawers were beat to hell and back. Why did I buy this? It's how we learn, people! So feast your eyes. I honestly didn't think I could bring back the beauty in the top but wood is really forgiving! I managed to bring the walnut back to life. As for the rest of it, I did what I could. Paint was really all I could do. The veneer was beyond sanding and staining. It was different than the material on the top. Overall, I think it was a vast improvement!
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Thank you Beth!