The Secretary Desk

My newest furniture revamp is this secretary desk. I'm truly happy with the result. I was not sure if I'd like the drop down piece painted or stained. 

I sanded off the old finish and stain and stained it useing Minwax's Driftwood oil based stain. I sanded, primed and painted the drawer fronts and drop down piece in Benjamin Moore's universal black 2118-10

I waxed the painted pieces and used rub on polyurethane on the wood surface.   

I found the knobs on Hobby Lobby. I actually bought two of them over the summer and wanted to use them on this so I was thankfully able to buy four more just a few weeks ago. On sale also. 

The desk had pulls on it so I had to fill holes to use these knobs.

The last secretary desk I worked on I painted the inside. I did not paint the inside of this because it was in great condition as is. I did however paint the inside of the little drawer inside. 

Here is how it looked after I sanded off the old finish. 

you can see a tiny bit of how it looked when I first got it. That telephone table will be my next painting project.

I did sand over the paint and the edges to distress lightly. 

Secretary desks are perfect these days for our tablets, laptops and for charging stations for smaller gadgets or a nice place to write thank you notes. 

This handsome fellow is already in my booth at Crompton Collective

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