Help For an Old Desk

You would never know it with the upcoming forecast, but Spring is definitely coming quickly. It seems like last week everyone decided that they wanted to start preparing to buy or sell a home. I’m not complaining, in fact, I love it, but it certainly makes for a busy week. Sadly, it completely derailed my plans for my blog this month.

Most of you may have heard me talking about it, but our hardwood floors (which are essentially everywhere in our house) were deemed defective. It was quite the process, but Mohawk finally agreed to cover the cost to replace them which was an extremely long 15 days. They look fabulous, but for some reason, it made me realize just how ugly and plain my home office is. I wanted to do a makeover with before and after pics this month. But time wasn’t on my side. So I have to settle for small part of it.


This is my desk. (and my new floors in case you were wondering. And please ignore the piles of stuff- it’s a work in progress) My parents gave it to me when I moved into my house 4 years ago. My mom said it’s one of the first nice pieces of furniture that they ever purchased. This desk was in our one family room when I was a kid so it was used hard. Because of that, it was pretty banged up. I’m sure my brothers and I had nothing to do with all of these scratches. I started researching how to refinish a desk and quite honestly, it looked like way too much work (and mess) for me. So when my flooring guys told me to go buy Old English Scratch Cover for Dark Woods for the floors when they get a scratch, I thought I could probably use it on my desk. I know I’m a little late to the party on this because it seems like everyone knows about this product but me. I was amazed how much better it made my desk look and with very little effort. I just applied it with a cloth and wiped it and let it dry for 24 hours. You may want to open a window when you are using this because it definitely has a strong odor. The next day, I dried it off again with a cloth to make sure I got all of the wet stuff off.

This is what the finished product looks like. I know it’s not perfect, but it’s a huge improvement. And it only took about 15 minutes of my time and $6!


Stay tuned! Hopefully, next month I will be able to show you the transformation of this ugly disorganized room!