A little more than a month ago my mom called me to let me know she had found a small desk on the side of the road, and snagged it for me. She said it was in pretty rough shape, but she could see potential in it (if you have ever wondered where I get my love of salvaged objects from...now you know!).
The first time I saw the desk it was sitting in her backyard, in a torrential downpour, and I'll be honest - I didn't immediately have high hopes. It made it's way to my house, and after sitting in my garage to dry out for a few weeks, I decided to give it a go.
I didn't want to spend anything on this, so I actually just used the same stain I used on our dining room table to give it a few coats of stain. At that point I was pretty sure it was a goner because for whatever reason, the stain was taking completely different on one half of the desk.
Once the stain was dry I did a few coats of satin finish polyurethane, and more than anything this helped the top look SO much better.
We still need to buy some nice plush rugs for the playroom, so please ignore the carpet glue on the cement. Its a work in progress, you know?!
So what do you think? Worth the $3 I paid to make over this little curbside treasure?