When my Step-Dad retired, he moved certain pieces of furniture from his office to his home.
Unfortunately, with the size of this piece it ended up a little worse for the move.
Not only was there about 20 years of furniture polish on it, the expected water stains, some scuffs, and now chips and scratches from the move.
My parents asked if I thought this might be something I could tackle, and I’m not going to lie – I was nervous.
This desk is old, and expensive and humungous, and expensive…. but I said I’d try anyways.
Did I mention that this piece was expensive? Not my usual refinishing project where I have nothing to lose.
I started out by sanding.
5 HOURS straight of sanding – but I finally made it down to the bare wood.
You can hear the desk just gasping for breath can’t you – after all those coats of furniture polish suffocating it?
Perhaps I should quit animating furniture.
Having said that, the desk did drink up the wood conditioner coat.
Two coats of stain and it’s looking pretty gorgeous if you ask me.
Have a great one!