AUTOPLAY
Let’s Make Over A Office Desk!
22 steps
What you’ll need
Colonial Black Gel Stain
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Best Dang Wax Clear
Gator Hide
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Dixie Belle Manatee Gray
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Clear Coat
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Best Dang Wax Black
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Large oversized boring desk. Needs a update! I removed the hardware and filled holes with “Mud”
1. Large oversized boring desk. Needs a update! I removed the hardware and filled holes with “Mud”
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Dixie Belle products used for this project: Manatee Grey, Black Wax & Colonial Black Gel Stain.
2. Dixie Belle products used for this project: Manatee Grey, Black Wax & Colonial Black Gel Stain.
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Clean the entire surface with White Lightning. This prepares the surface and removes any dirt.
3. Clean the entire surface with White Lightning. This prepares the surface and removes any dirt.
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Sand back the Mud from the holes and prepare to paint!
4. Sand back the Mud from the holes and prepare to paint!
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Colonial Black Gel Stain. Wipe on in the direction of the wood grain. Two coats will be needed.
5. Colonial Black Gel Stain. Wipe on in the direction of the wood grain. Two coats will be needed.
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This product requires no sanding and wipes onto existing surfaces.
6. This product requires no sanding and wipes onto existing surfaces.
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Paint one even coat of Manatee Grey to cover the wood surface.
7. Paint one even coat of Manatee Grey to cover the wood surface.
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This color has amazing coverage. It’s a great neutral for a office space.
8. This color has amazing coverage. It’s a great neutral for a office space.
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This is one coat of paint and one coat of gel stain.
9. This is one coat of paint and one coat of gel stain.
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Spray paint the keyhole in oiled rubbed bronze. This will match the new hardware.
10. Spray paint the keyhole in oiled rubbed bronze. This will match the new hardware.
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Apply the second coat of gel stain. Make sure the first coat has dried.
11. Apply the second coat of gel stain. Make sure the first coat has dried.
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Wipe on in the same direction. This deepens the color.
12. Wipe on in the same direction. This deepens the color.
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This is the second coat completed.
13. This is the second coat completed.
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Apply the second coat of Manatee Grey to the desk.
14. Apply the second coat of Manatee Grey to the desk.
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Use a clear coat to seal the entire base of the desk. I lightly distressed the edges with sandpaper
15. Use a clear coat to seal the entire base of the desk. I lightly distressed the edges with sandpaper
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Drill new holes for hardware. I sealed to top stain with Gatorhide.
16. Drill new holes for hardware. I sealed to top stain with Gatorhide.
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Best Dang Wax in Black added to the corners to age the piece.
17. Best Dang Wax in Black added to the corners to age the piece.
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Install new hardware for a updated look.
18. Install new hardware for a updated look.
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Completed! From boring to beautiful! A new office desk update with Dixie Belle.
19. Completed! From boring to beautiful! A new office desk update with Dixie Belle.
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The top is protected with a strong sealant. Ready for the work day!
20. The top is protected with a strong sealant. Ready for the work day!
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A simple but classic makeover. All painted on site because this desk was so big!
21. A simple but classic makeover. All painted on site because this desk was so big!
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Thank you for watching! Be sure to follow on all social media @thetopdrawerrva
22. Thank you for watching! Be sure to follow on all social media @thetopdrawerrva
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