Who doesn’t love a good mid century modern makeover? We sure do! Crystal from Team Sutton Designs paired the beautiful natural wood of this desk with Hurricane.

Hey Everyone! I stepped out of my comfort zone with chippy and distressed and decided go go for a sleek modern meets rustic look on the Mid Century Modern desk.

I picked this up from a local flea market here in San Antonio for a great price….but it needed a ton of work. There was missing veneer everywhere, the drawers and top were heavily scratched and there were holes in the back from where someone tried to apply a brace for maybe a mirror? I’m not sure, what I did know was that the prep was going to be daunting, so off it went into the back of my garage for a year.

I did my usual cleaning and debugging before I approached the wood filling. All in all, I patched about 35 chips to save the body. Miraculously, the drawers had no chips, just scratches that needed a good sanding. I knew I wanted there to be a wood and paint contrast so I decided to keep the legs and drawers wood, and paint the body.

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I sprayed about 3 coats of Country Chic Paint in the color Hurricane. If I had to describe this color, it would definitely be a moody blue with huge gray undertones. Since I was going for sleek and modern, I sanded with 320 grit in between coats of Satin Topcoat do give it a bit of shine.

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The drawers were sanded and given a few coats of Stain and Finishing oil in one. Then I used a hemp oil/beeswax mixture to seal them in and give them some shine to match the base.

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The legs were probably the most work. They required tedious sanding to make sure the grain was open and willing to accept the stain. But in the end I think I definitely accomplished my look of rustic modern!

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Crystal {Team Sutton Designs}

We are Jake & Crystal Sutton, owners of Team Sutton Designs! Jake & I are both Active Duty military serving in the US Air Force. We spend our days driving across San Antonio picking up furniture that’s ready for a new look. Jake is the prep guru and does everything from sanding, to routing, to reinforcing shaky foundations. I make things pretty with my spray gun and paint brush, and design all the pieces from top to bottom. Although this is not our primary job, this is our future and every day we work harder to make our dreams of one day opening our own furniture store come true.

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