Cait from Little City Farmhouse restored these two vintage school desks with a little help from Clear Bonding Primer and Sunday Tea!

When a client asked me to refinish these vintage desks for her I immediately said yes! I absolutely love refinishing vintage classroom pieces. Little desks like these are so functional and fun in playrooms and family rooms, but their vintage state isn’t always so appealing. These desks were pretty beat up and in dire need of a little attention.

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I started by scrubbing off all the dirt, grime that built up over the years, and the pen and felt marks. The surfaces on these desks ranged from plastic to wood to metal. Enter in one of my absolute favourite Country Chic Products: Clear Primer! The Clear Primer creates a bond between your surface and your paint ensuring great adhesion! Because it is clear, you won’t have a problem with distressing and having white primer showing through – genius!

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After I applied the primer and let it cure, I painted the desks in Sunday Tea using the All-In-One formula. If you follow my blog posts here you know I am a huge fan of the AIO formula! The adhesion is unlike any other paint on the market and the finish is so smooth!

I gave the desks a very light distressing – the original colour of the desks was turquoise and we didn’t want much of that showing through. I finished with two coats of poly.

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Aren’t these desks so cute? Refreshed with a couple coats of paint, they’ll be the perfect little perches for two lovely kids!

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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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