It was marked, "Antique Desk $40". I only had $32 cash in my purse. I've never negotiated before so I was a bit nervous. I simply asked her if she would take $30 for it. She said yes!!
I absolutely LOVE the marks and old nasty dirt it has. While I was refinishing it I caught whiff of that "old house" smell. How could you not like that smell? :)
I knew immediately that I wanted to paint it white. But I wasn't sure if it should be distressed or give it a few good coats of shiny white.
As I was sanding it, I let it "speak" to me. She was begging me to leave the top as it so she can show off her age. And distress the body in white paint.
I had no idea what I was doing since I've never done it before.
I gave her a quick coat and let it dry. I sanded again and them left it as is.
I'm pretty happy with it. I just need to decide if the top should have a clear varnish coat on it? Or leave her naked.
What do you think? I'd love to hear your suggestions.
Vintage Desk: $30
Sandpaper laying in the Garage: Free
Leftover white Paint: Free
Final cost: $30