I picked up this little desk at Goodwill a couple of weeks ago. I don't generally find too much in Goodwill. To me, they are overpriced for a "thrift store" and I just never really see much of interest. This piece needed some work on a broken leg and the top was....dunt, dunt, dunt, dun (to be read sounding like doom and gloom) that formica, laminate, plastic-y C-RAP.
Side note: growing up at my house we couldn't say the word "crap" or "shut-up" for that matter. I do remember writing "shut-up" 2000 times once for saying it...pretty funny now that I think about it. Any-hoo, as we got older, we still didn't say "crap" at my parent's house and we didn't want to say it in front of our kids/neices/nephews/etc., so we started saying c-rap...pronounced as see-wrap. So, that's what we say for crap; c-rap. I digress.
Here's the before (with the clamp holding my new repair job):
I sanded this baby down as best as possible, using my Dewalt orbital sander.
Then, I used the AS soft wax with this brush that I got at my ASCP class (I should mention that I actually hate this brush...the bristles fall out, it stinks, hard to clean...just not impressed with it).
Here is the finished desk in Provence being shown with a gray distressed chair I recently finished. They don't necessarily go together, but it works!