When Judith emailed me to see if I wanted to purchase this desk I immediately replied “YES”! She had a friend in Toronto who wanted to sell it and would even deliver it to her. I just had to go pick it up nearby.
I love the shape and size of this desk. And I knew the perfect colour I would use…General Finishes Persian Bue. I love this colour! The piece had peeling veneer which I ended up taking off and it needed some TLC but I love the result.
Sometimes you get a piece of furniture with a story behind it that just makes you happy to be able to restore it. As with this dresser…
Julie brought this to me to have redone for a friend. It had been through a house fire and meant a lot to both of them. She asked if I could stain the entire piece. Now I usually don’t (or haven’t) stained furniture. I will do the occasional top, but not an entire piece, but the story behind it made me want to do it. So I sanded, stained, glued, replaced the missing mirror and varathaned…
I have to tell you General Finishes Java Gel is AMAZING! What a transformation. The ease of use and the finish on this is beautiful. I would recommend it to anyone!
Here are some before and afters of the transformed piece.
Thanks Julie for entrusting me with such a special piece!