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Before and After: Desk

Here's a post from CasaSugar Community member carawilkerson from the Su Casa group:

When I stumbled across this little guy, he was caked in dust and suffering from a curious case of faux wood laminate — think of it as a bad toupée for furniture . . .

Nonetheless, with just a bit of work, we knew the desk would make a great addition to our home office. Once primed, painted, and outfitted with new hardware, this study companion was ready to roll.

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carawilkerson carawilkerson 7 years
I agree with you ashhwhite! It's hard to find a good sturdy piece of furniture anymore...unless you want to pay an arm & a leg, of course.
ashleyheatherr ashleyheatherr 7 years
Wow! It looks great! I have a desk like this in my room. It's from my father uncles house and it's vintage. It very strudy and things aren't made like that anymore. I love my desk...retro things are great.
LittleMzFit LittleMzFit 7 years
carawilkerson carawilkerson 7 years
Thanks for the nice comments! SFTeena, I have never worked with a piece that was covered head to toe in laminate, but for this desk which just had a laminate top, it was actually pretty simple. I made sure to sand with fine sandpaper to give the primer a bit more texture to stick to. I would highly suggest Kilz primer. It works wonders! Then I painted as usual. I did add a couple coats of a satin finish polyurethane to prevent chipping. Can't wait to see your armoire when finished! Anonymous, I bet your hutch looks amazing. I would love to see photos! -Cara
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