18 Sep

a few weeks back I was looking on marketplaces on Facebook and saw an add for a free dresserI had been wanting to make a vanity dresser for my teenage daughter, so I went ahead and scooped it up.Being I am a dyi addict I had a lot different projects I needed to work on so it spent the summer on my back porch.this week I had a family member visiting and we wanted to stay outside so I decided to tackle the desk.I started by using a bit of paint striper to remove some of the previous colors this desk has been over the years.I removed light turquoise, white and brown stain.after letting the paint striper do its thing I went ahead and got to standing.I LOVE sanding things, it’s an obsession of mines . I used 3 different Sanders to achieve a fabulous light wood grain.originally my daughter wanted it solid white so I filled the one crack and let that dry.I was however able to talk her into doing a white wash instead so I had to resand the top.We decided to do the inside of the drawers a bright blue to match a wall in her room.Several with was coat and a clear coat later and this is our finished product.As I was shopping the thrift stores for a vvanity mirror to put on her desk I stumbled upon this cute little bench that fit perfect.it did have an ugly fabric so I redid the ccushion ( using fabric from a cushion I purchased at Michael’s) and of course sanded it and patinted it to match the rest of the desk!the inside is backwards but oh well lesson learned for next time.