Before & After: A Damaged Desk Gets a Dramatic Change

published Jul 7, 2014
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(Image credit: Beth Heim)

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.

(Image credit: Beth Heim)

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!