ReStore Remake: Work Desk

Listen here, I stripped and finished this desk LAST YEAR, do you hear me? And you’re only hearing about it now because for some reason I am resolved to sharing everything that I was supposed to share ever, just during the month of November. Thank goodness for National Blog Post Month. It’s helping me see that I have the wherewithal and stubborn nature to indeed do things. Just never in the time that I should. 

Anyway, do you have a ReStore out your way? What is a ReStore you ask? 

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Habitat for Humanity ReStores are nonprofit home improvement stores and donation centers that sell new and gently used furniture, appliances, home accessories, building materials and more to the public at a fraction of the retail price.

ReStores are independently owned and operated by local Habitat for Humanity organizations. Proceeds are used to help build strength, stability, self-reliance and shelter in local communities and around the world.

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If you interested in finding a ReStore local to you, you can click HERE

Anyhow, after a farm visit in Woodstock, Il, I decided to stop at the McHenry County Restore, and wander around for a bit. In that ReStore, there was an older desk that was brown, and it was only $25 bucks. Not a bad price for me, and I could see myself refinishing it of course. 

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I’m not HGTV persona, but I have will, and a good side of stubborn to try and figure out what the heck I should be doing. My cart from Home Depot looked like this: 

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Don’t mind the large paint roller that was for another project. 

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Insert inappropriate jokes here, my friends on Facebook did. 

It took a LOT of elbow grease to strip the paint off of this desk. I’m not even kidding, and I’m not sure I would want to do it again. Maybe. 

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This is how it looked after stripping and sanding. 

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I decided to stain it gray, and not a thick coating of it either. It almost looks distressed in a way. 

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Because I like surprises, I’m going to show you the finished project next week! 

Have you refinished a piece of furniture at all? Share with me! Stripping a work desk

 

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    Roman
    May 4, 2017 at 12:00 am

    Natasha, do you have the pictures of the finished work? I can say, that restoring is not so difficult and in some cases can be done by yourself. As for me, I have resurfaced my old table some years ago and had good results.
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