I want to breathe new life into this treasured memory and add this childhood treasure into the new home of two teachers. To start the rehab of this vintage desk and bring it from drab to far more fab, I followed these simple steps:
Note: I used a power sander, but with a little more blood, sweat and tears, regular sand paper could work
A few tips when using a power sander:
A couple hours later with a lot less day light…
… the sanding was complete!
To start with the staining process, you will need stain (any color), an old paint brush that you plan on throwing away, a few pieces of old cloth that will also be thrown away, and I used rubber gloves to protect my hands from staining.