Before & After: This DOA Desk Gets Some CPR

published Oct 29, 2014
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(Image credit: Beth Heim)

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.

(Image credit: Beth Heim)

From Beth:

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!