It needs love.
Lots and lots of love.
In September, my mom came to town for a birthday visit and to "meet" our new baby through our sonogram. While here, she stripped the old stain from the majority of the desk, since as a pregnant mama, I shouldn't breathe the fumes from paint stripper. Damian finished it up over a few afternoons.
This week, I've felt great and the weather has been beautiful, so I've used a few of Isabelle's nap times to get the staining done. With the hard work done already, staining was a breeze. I just did one coat of stain and then rubbed in Tung Oil for a little shine. Here's the finished product:
I love it!
No more ugly scratches.
I can't wait to fill it up with thread, bobbins, ribbons, and other notions. My first project? Just a few burp cloths for my cousin and her husband, who just received a newborn baby boy who they will adopt through the foster care system (yay for answers to prayer!). Then we'll tackle baby bedding for my own little boy next weekend!