This video is my contribution to @Desert DIY ‘s collaboration, “The Ugly Duckling Challenge”! Our mission was to find the most hideous piece of furniture we could, and try to salvage it. I do that on a daily basis, so finding “the one” was difficult, (as I couldn’t re-use footage from other flips) but I had this sad little desk in my storage room that I’d been avoiding, and decided it was finally time to tackle it.
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This piece was a challenge, alright. I had issues with the humidity and my paint and topcoat drying, found lead paint on the drawer, which I opted to remove in case an owner down the road tried to sand it off not knowing it was lead (due diligence).
In the end.. I’m not sure if I ended up with a swan… more like a fancy chicken, but I’m happy that it’s SAVED from a landfill and has a new life. I could totally see this in a teen’s bedroom for some reason! I wasn’t suuuuper happy with the two tone paint, but after all the headache of doing this flip, I was NOT repainting it. haha And it’s one of those things where the more I look at it, the more I DO like it. 🙂
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