Is a piece of old furniture in need of repair lurking in your garage or basement? Jenni at rootsandwingsfurniture has the perfect solution for you. She took an antique writing desk with missing veneer and transformed it into a sleek modern piece that would fit in any decor.
One of the most important steps Jenni describes is using a section of trim from the hardware store to fill in for the missing veneer. She provides a step-by-step method of adhering the trim so it looks as though it was there forever.
Using both glue and brads is essential for making a super tight bond. Jenni explains then how she used an antique white milk paint to finish the base of the desk and used an espresso stain on the top.
It may not like like a multi-thousand dollar antique bureau plat desk, but for the price and effort, this is pretty amazing just the same!
The finishing touch to this project is the new hardware she chose to add a classic look to the new writing desk.