tony’s desk part II

If you haven’t read my first post about tony’s desk,  please start here-

https://seasonsofgrace.wordpress.com/2014/03/08/tonys-desk-a-tale-from-year-one/

Now that you are acquainted with Tony’s desk, I want you to share in the excitement of the makeover.

I learned a couple more things about Tony since my first post…

1. I think Tony may or may not have been a bit of a pyromaniac as some of the old knobs were slightly burnt.

2. Tony’s mom loved her some polyurethane.  I’ve never seen such think top coat, ever.

3.  My make-up version of Tony could be much more interesting that the real Tony.  We may never know.  Tony if you ever read my blog.  Please comment and tell us a little about yourself.  Or maybe you’d prefer to stay hidden after the snot exposure…

After Chuck left for New Zealand, I cried.  Then, I realized I needed a project.  There sat Tony’s desk in our garage just waiting for some TLC.

For those of you freaking out about the snot incident and the scent issue, I will assure you the snot is gone as is the scent.  With gloves on, I sanded off those boogies.  Then, I scrubbed the desk down with Thieves household cleaner.  It smells like Christmas, and disinfects better than bleach.  Let me know if you want to buy some, and we can talk.  The rest of you, sleep well.  I am a clean person and this desk is certifiably clean.

I made my own chalk paint.  I actually mixed some with our leftover kitchen paint.  I know very Proverbs 31 of me… Okay resourceful at the very least.

It’s called “Weekend in the County”.  Isn’t that a romantic name for gray?  Well done Lowes.

I add water and plaster of paris to create the chalk paint.  I do use recipes, but find that you have to play with the amounts depending on the consistency of the paint.

Now for the moment you patient people have been waiting for!

This is Tony’s desk the day I found the little treasure in a thrift store and paid ten whole dollars to bring it home with me.   I happened to be driving Chuck’s car that day.  The Lord loves me.

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and drum roll please….  This is Tony’s desk now —>

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You can still faintly see where Tony carved his name into the desk.  I could of filled it with wood filler, but I feel a little sentimental about this old desk now.

That’s all for today folks.  Let me know what you think (as long as it’s nice and encouraging). 🙂

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