Old school twin desk set - ideas?

Vintage101May 21, 2012

Hi.

I'm new to this site and new to the whole redecorating/vintage accessories to the home etc...

I have just bought this old school 'vintage' twin desk and chairs for my son who starts school in September - the desks are very marked with awful graffiti nad it seems alot of work will need to be done to restore to origional look.

I'm basically stuck on what to do - do I sand down, refill holes and paint? How do I paint them? I can't decide if I want to paint them to how they looked origionally (in wood) or to go more vintage/shabby chic by whitewashing??? What would you do? The desk wil be in my sons room which isn't themed at present..

Many thanks and any ideas/suggestions are welcomed x

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Fori is not pleased

Ask the decorating forum, then woodworking forum for refinishing advice.

And everyone loves pictures... :)

Here is a link that might be useful: http://ths.gardenweb.com/forums/decor/

    Bookmark   May 22, 2012 at 11:19PM
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freethinker99

It sounds like the finish to far gone to restore to a natural wood condition. I think I would strip, sand fill and paint. If the desks are solid wood you could strip down to bare wood and refinish the wood by staining or applying an antique finish. You might even stain the tops and paint the sides and legs with an antique paint and distressed wood finish.

    Bookmark   May 25, 2012 at 6:21PM
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