I am so happy to be posting this! It was a lot of work for me, and took a lot of time....but I finally finished my husband's desk and hutch!
Reclaimed Wood Table post?
I got some good advice from several of you and I am so Thankful!! I appreciate your opinions! I decided to go with what Cristina at Remodelando La Casa suggested and add bead board and dark stain. She is pretty amazing and it shows in all she does, I love her blog!
Anyway...this is what I did.
I was planning on using a stripper, but it was all gone. And since I have no money to by more, I was forced to do hard labor. I stained the tops of both the desk and the hutch in Rustoleum Dark Walnut.
In the middle you can see how I broke the side of the hutch when I first removed the old backing. I was okay with this because I knew I could fix it. First I put the new bead board backing into place, and then I glued it back together using painters tape and clamps. Good as new! Oh, and I also screwed the new bead board backing on.
And do you notice how dirty the bead board is? (don't worry I did clean it before I painted) I got it free off the side of the road at our city spring clean up! Yippee!
I went to use a grey paint I had on the shelf and when I opened the can it was ruined. Ugh! So I mixed up some of the paint I had to make a greyish color.
Once painted, I lightly distressed it and then followed up with three coats of poly, sanding with 400 grit sandpaper between coats.
reclaimed wood table I made for free)
See how the back of the desk needed to be prettied up? The bead board and trim really add that finishing touch (Thanks Cristina!).
At least it is a little better off than it was!
I wish you all a very happy 4th of July!
I will be linking to these parties.