Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Vintage turquoise desk

Welcome to thirteen33 Design! Join me as I embark on a new adventure, as I refinish old furniture to something beautiful! 

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I'd like to introduce you to my all-time favorite redo. :) This vintage desk was by far the hardest, most stressful piece I've ever refinished. When I found it, I knew that I had to have it. I knew that it might be a big job to strip it down, but I had no idea how hard! 


Doesn't it look innocent? Incapable of driving me to tear? Do not be deceived - this desk had 3 colors of paint on it, and I'm sure that each color had a few coats. I'm pretty sure I stripped down about 7 layers of paint. The fluted legs were the bane of my existence for literally 3 weeks. The struggle was well worth it, though. 
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This beauty now sits as a friends sewing desk, and I'm sure is well-loved. 

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