Going Back to My Roots!

A couple of years ago I took a hiatus from refinishing furniture. I had gotten myself into a creative rut. I took the the time to learn new techniques, push my boundaries and hopefully become a better furniture artist.

I had been toying with the idea of refinishing a piece of furniture using some of the techniques I learned. I wasn’t sure what I wanted to start with when the decision was taken right out of my hands. I had been looking for a French Writing Desk for my office and I finally found one. It needed to be refinished and I went for it. I don’t know if it was the new techniques I tried or forgetting how satisfying working with furniture can be, but my creative juices were ignited again, and I wanted to do more!

So, I went on Facebook Market Place and found two pieces, a secretary desk and an antique dresser.

I was hoping to find another French Writing desk, but I came across this old secretary desk instead. I really liked the lines and thought it would be perfect for refinishing.

There are few dings, but nothing major.

I will most likely replace the hardware.

The inside is in great shape, just needs a good cleaning.

I also filled in some holes on the top with DryDek spackle

I have a lot of ideas running through my head on what direction I want to go with this piece. I do know that I will be going out of my comfort zone and am excited about the prospect.

The dresser I purchased is a little bit worn, but I like the shape and I wanted a dresser with a flat front.

It definitely needs some love, but I’m up for the challenge!

Next week Secretary Desk reveal!

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