You may remember my post about my Goodwill Desk Makeover...it turned out OK, but something was missing.
I read all the comments on my blog post and several emails that suggested I use lacquer or polyurethane. Well, the lacquer is a lot cheaper, I mean less expensive than polyurethane, so I decided to give it a try.
I got out my sandpaper and got busy!
In some spots, I sanded down to the cream colored primer, but in other spots I went all the way to the wood. It made me a little nervous, because it took me forever to get that paint all in the right spots. Now here I was taking it off!
Anyway, I think I did OK...
In order to "keep it real" I left all my junk all over the table top and I didn't vacuum the wool scraps from underneath the desk.
I am working on some felted flowers and some Mizzou bean bags and about a zillion other things.
All at the same time!
The edges look pretty good huh? And I do like the way the primer shows through in some places.
You can see the soft shine on the top...
And there is my non matching chair, with the vintage napkin seat cushion. It's very comfy!
I put three coats of lacquer on the heavy traffic areas (the top, the drawers, and the inside where my legs go.
I really like the soft luster, it is a satin finish and looks really durable.
And I do love the knobs very much!
So that is what I did this past weekend!