Winner! Secretary Desk

By Amanda - Owner at Luebeck Creations at Luebeck Creations in Apple Valley, MN.

Winning Category

Stripping this thrift-store find down to her bones, I rebuilt her to last another lifetime! Using General Finishes Weathered Grey on the entire piece, I brought out the beautiful wood grain she had hiding beneth the surface of her old garb. After allowing her to dry, I lightly sanded with a 400 grit to accent the wood grain further. To lighten the piece up even more, I used a mix of General FInishes Snow White and water to make my own white wash to place around her outside and edges, leaving the drawer fronts and door in a grey. Painting the inside Snow White, and sealing the entire piece in General Finishes Flat-Out-Flat will allow her to be safe in her new home. 

Project Category

Upcycling Merit CategoriesWater Based Stains

Products Used

  • General Finishes Weather Grey Stain
  • General Finishes Snow White Milk Paint
  • General Finishes Flat-Out-Flat top coat

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