This rustic desk was refurbished by Cait from Little City Farmhouse with Liquorice, Smoky Quartz glaze, and Tough Coat!

Hello readers!

I am so excited to share this project with you! This desk has been a real labor of love.

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I found the desk on a local buy and sell site and it wasn’t in the greatest shape. The top of it was covered in layers of heavy duty vinyl that were stapled on. I knew that didn’t stand a chance of staying, so as soon as I got the desk home I pulled it all off. Underneath was this old, gorgeous, planked top! I sanded it smooth and gave it two coats of Tough Coat.

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The rest of the desk is very rustic – a lot of dings and dents and rough edges. I wanted to embrace the character this desk had, but I wanted to give it some real presence. I painted it in two coats of Liquorice. When it was dry, I glazed it with the Smoky Quartz glaze. I wiped off most of the glaze, only leaving it in places that highlighted the character. It’s a very subtle finish, but just what I was looking for! I gave it a coat of Tough Coat to seal it.

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This is such a unique piece with so much character. Paint really helped bring this desk back to life and make it a real statement piece!

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Cait {Little City Farmhouse}

Hello! I’m Cait! I am a wife and a mom of two little ones, and a proud auntie of a growing little flock! I first started by refinishing several pieces in my own home, and fell in love with it. Slowly it turned into a business and something I could do from home. I love the thrill of finding old furniture, and I adore the process of refinishing it into something new and fresh. Refinishing furniture is the heart of my business. I believe your home should reflect who you are, and I love helping people get the look they want in their homes by refinishing their furniture for them.

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