When Kelly got to work restoring this Craigslist desk, she ran into a bit of a snag. Old paint from its many previous makeovers had become embedded down into the surface, and the surface was only a thin veneer. Thus, sanding the snot out of it was out of the question.
So she decided to try cerusing, which is a technique that sometimes involves opening up the existing grain with a wire brush, painting it, then quickly wiping off the excess, for a ‘paint in the grain on purpose’ look, and not a engaging in drunken revelry, like I had first thought. Oh wait, that’s carousing.
Anyway, she got beautiful results! Get a close-up look on her blog The Ridiculous Redhead.