I know that you have missed me for quite some time. However, I have a true and honest explanation about it. This week was supremely busy with our annual business meeting in the company and also birthday of my favourite boyfriend Daniel.
During last days, I needed to be a superwoman, in the best sense of this word: shopping for birthday/ Christmas presents, meeting people all over the world, and preparing the dinner for the party.
However, this time, a story is not about me, it is about another super woman, who is living and working in Germany, however, she is originally from New Orleans, USA – Maggie Overby.
Maggie has a degree in Architecture; however her passion is lying towards DYI and interior design. We have met recently with Maggie via an amazing web-site Decor8 and the on-line course, created by the owner of Décor 8 – Holly Becker “Blogging your way”.
Maggie immediately inspired me with her productivity, professionalism and also talented DIY’s projects.
Like here Maggie is taking us to the inspiration world of Mid – Century Desk Makeover. She found this desk: in the thrift shop for only 10 euro! Can you imagine that?
Maggie is mentioning that painting work was done extremely horrible here, and she was very much struggling with the process of getting it done before it can become something better.
At first, the most important was also to get an inspiration. This one picture became the one for Maggie:
However, before you get to this look, you need to make a hard work.
As you understand, that requires a lot of patience and passion at the same time. Not only Maggie did it all alone, however, also she needed to go and visit some German stores, where you would require vocabulary and also understanding what can you apply to this kind of wood or not.
As a result, Maggie has got the following and I am sure, each of us would be proud of it 100% or more:
Here you find the summary of the process, that you can do yourself in a style of Maggie Overby and using her own words:
- Remove drawers and give them a good sanding
- Masked off the areas you don’t want painted with masking tape and newspaper.
- Paint with gloss white spray paint.
- Stripper paint from body of the desk with Citus Strip (or other stripper) according to directions on the package.
- Once all of the paint is removed give the whole piece a quick scrub with steel wool and mineral spirits to remove any excess gunk and deactivate stripper.
- Allow to dry.
- Lightly sand.
- For the finish Maggie used a German product called Innenlasur which is like a gel stain and finished in one.
- With and old cloth she buffed it on like a wax giving and removed any exess. The desk has 2-3 coats all over.
- Once everything is dry replace the drawer pulls with contemporary metal pulls from Ikea.
Hope you enjoyed it! If you need more inspiration and may be advise of Maggie, don’t hesitate to visit her home page Maggie Overby Studios.