Driving past the Second Hand Shop, I noticed they were having a moving sale. A quick u-turn and a dash inside to look for furniture, because who knows that if you are moving a store, you don’t want to lug big items with you to the next place so I was ready to bargain.
When I saw the study desk had no price marked on it, I asked the owner how much it was, fully expecting the usual op-shop price for a desk like this around the $45+ mark. I was ready to haggle until my jaw dropped at his answer: $10!
Sold! And off to I Restore Stuff it goes …
I fully sanded the top back to raw wood ready to stain. I love this VJ type panelled look on the sides of the desk and across the back.I chose Layla’s Mint (MMS Milk Paint) for the base of the desk. Here is one coat:
And after two coats:
I love the grain in this desk top even though its just a plain pine timber. There’s something about raw wood that gets me excited to dress it up with some stain!I stained it with Curio MMSMP (1 part milk paint powder to 3 parts water) and used Hemp Oil to provide a protective surface covering.And here’s the finished look:
Complete with these cute cream knobs I have in stock on my product tab. And of course, our little helper dog had to join the picture!