Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Reuse old school desks to make funky art furniture

I have done quite a number of these old desks since I lucked upon a whole van load. (I'd love to find more if anyone knows of some.)
The desks took a while to clean - forty or fifty years of grime and gum takes a bit of of elbow grease to scape off. Once they were sanded down the entire surface area (including the inside) had to be given a base coat (or gessoed which is my preference). Then it's a simple matter of drawing on your design and painting it. I ALWAYS use Stevenson's acrylics for my projects (over thirty years now), they're very good quality and the price is competitive. A final coat of matt Diamond Finish is always necessary.

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