I’m not usually a big fan of Waterfall furniture, but couldn’t resist this desk. It was in really bad shape and the nice guy that I bought it from on Craigslist had had it for over 30 years and clearly did not want it to end up in the landfill. He really likes it now… he asked me to email him the photos when I finished it, and I think he was blown away.
As you can see the veneer was cracked and peeling off in several places. I have never replaced or repaired veneer, so this was new to me. I knew I would be painting the desk, so decided to glue down the veneer using several clamps and then rebuild the sections that were missing (particularly the left front corner of the desk) using MULTIPLE layers of wood filler and LOTS of sanding.
I experimented mixing a few different colours of ASCP – duck egg blue, antibes and graphite. I ended up using 2 parts duck egg blue to one part antibes with a dash of graphite added to get a lovely vintage green colour I found these vintage raffle ticket posters at Ikea for $2 and thought they’d look great on the drawers…I traced the drawers onto the back of the poster and used an exact knife to cut the pieces and then mod podge them onto each drawer. I also added knew hardware and finished by distressing the desk and coating it polycrylic. Call me crazy, but I think it’s a slight improvement!
Here’s the backI ended up painting the sides of the drawers in graphite to give them a more polished look.
The desk has now been moved into my new grade two classroom. I love it!
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