Micke highendglory

Published on June 3rd, 2011 | by Jules Yap


Micke Desk fine tuned to high end glory

Materials: Micke desk, walnut scraps, mdf, wood glue, paint

Description: I cut a sheet of mdf to the exact size of the top of my Micke Ikea desk. Then I took the walnut strips which were off-cuts from my dad’s wood working business and glued them on the mdf. Sanded, sanded, sanded. Finished the top with a tung oil, linseed oil, varathane combo and glued it onto my roughed up (with 120 grit sandpaper) desk. Then I primed and painted the whole desk Benjamin Moore‘s Timid White. Sprayed the metal leg with Rustoleum metallic paint and added some drawer pulls.

See more of the high-end Micke desk.

~ Marci

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Jules Yap

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10 Responses to Micke Desk fine tuned to high end glory

  1. Jana says:

    Hi Jules, What, if anything did you do to prep the metal leg before spraying?

  2. Anonymous says:

    that is a really nice project, but the desk is a wobbly desk that only cost 69 dollars? the mdf, walnut top plus, a can of rustolem? the cost of those items exceeds the cost of the original piece? im sure is was a fun project and please dont think im not admiring your success… but i would like to use those materials on a less wobbly piece than that table (I just bought one too)

  3. Anonymous says:

    Would you be able to go more into detail about the finsihing of the wood using Tung Oil etc. That would be amazing, thanks :)

  4. teeny says:

    That’s gorgeous! Congratulations on a job well done!

  5. Anonymous says:

    Love that wall color. Anyone know what it is?

  6. This looks great! I love the walnut top.

  7. Anonymous says:

    wow, it looks like a pricey desk now. Great idea.

  8. Anonymous says:

    Really a shocking transformation. Great job.

  9. interior design studio says:

    Beautiful desk…it looks so custom and high end. Great job!!!

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