Here it was before,
I love, love, LOVE finding old furniture and giving it a facelift! I think I could do it 24/7. I guess that's why they say, when you love what you're doing, it doesn't seem like work! (or something like that)
It's like my version of yoga! HA!
Here it is now!
I used Pearl Blue Rub n Buff on the drawer fronts, the sides, and the base of the desk. Then I used Silver Leaf Rub n Buff on the top and pulls and around the edges of the drawer fronts. I have to say that using Rub n Buff on large flat areas is a little more tricky. I had to dilute the Rub n Buff and then paint the whole piece using an artist brush to get a more solid looking finish. You have to be careful not to dilute the Rub n Buff too much, so using a small brush works best. I just used a small glass cup and poured a little Deglosser in the bottom of the cup, then squirted a blob of the Rub n Buff on the side of the cup and dipped the edge of my brush in the Deglosser and then swirled it around on the side of the cup in the Rub n Buff. Whoah! Not so easy to put into words!! I tried paint thinner too, but the Deglosser worked best for me. Once it dried I went back with a cloth and applied another coat of Rub n Buff sparingly. It took some patience but the outcome was worth it! I used a whole tube of Pearl Blue on the desk.
This desk shines now! Literally!! The color of the blue changes as the light hits it.
Click here to check out some of the tips and tricks I've learning while using Rub n' Buff!