I love it when people have an idea of what they want and we can make it happen! My partner had just returned from an auction and still had this beauty in the van when he sold it. A gal came in looking for a monsterous-sized desk she could use for a crafting table and when he showed her this, she saw the potential.
Originally, it had been two separate pieces that were married together. The back part of the top had been cut off to make it sit flush with the wall. At one time this top would have been part of an island piece because you could see there was housing for another set of drawers. What are people thinking, huh?
So, the new potential owner saw some recently finished pieces and loved the idea of a natural top with the dings and character enhanced with a shabby chic white paint job on the bottom base. Armed with a vision, we got to work.
I started by scraping the thick grease layer off the top so my partner could sand it easier without gumming up the sander.
He sanded the top down while still leaving the character and used old maple flooring to fill in the back part. He ended with three coats of polyeurethane to seal the perfect character flaws.
|After three coats of polyurethane|
|Two coats of paint and a scuff job on the left|
|Scuff job done on bottom part|