This desk was a hand-me-down that was originally found on the side of the street. Normally, you can’t see the desk because it is hidden under a nest of papers, fabric and magazines. I’m hoping that now it’s so pretty, I will make a better effort to keep it clean and visible. I love the shape, the scale, and now – the colour! A few tips for your own furniture makeovers:
1. I wish I had used an even glossier pant. I used eggshell, and while it looks good, it’s kind of flat. I may go over it with polyurethane.
2. All you need to clean metal is vinegar, baking soda and lemon juice. The handles were so crusty that I had to pre-soak them in vinegar on the stove (and yes, hot vinegar and metal smell just as bad as you think they will). Then, rub them with a paste made from the baking soda and lemon juice. They come out so shiny!
I can’t wait to write some letters on my new desk!