Updating an Old Desk

This desk has been in our family for several years and needed an update. See how vintage it is?


I sanded this bad boy down, removing all the shine, and got down to the wood grain around the major wooden areas. 

I proceeded to paint those areas with a light gray paint that I had on hand, as it was a sample of the paint in our living room. It was just enough to complete this project. 

I used an even lighter gray to cover over the old-school weaved areas on the top, sides, and drawer.


I got a piece of thin plywood and painted on a light coat of gray stain. 


I then glued the plywood to the top of the desk.


Here's the final result:

                                     




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