Friday, June 30, 2017

Antique Lap Desk Cleaning & Repair by Carol Blackburn Video #2





Hello again, continuing on with the cleaning & repair of the antique lap desk.  At about 1:58 into the video I made a blooper and meant to say the "Orange Glo" not the Murphy's Oil Soap, oops!   Thanks for stopping by.

Stay tuned for video #3 to follow.

Carol

12 comments:

  1. Can't wait to see what it looks like when you are finished. I love the inlay. I couldn't see....did even more dirt come off on the cloth with the Orange Glo?

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    1. I don't believe so. It did put a bit of a shine on it though where where was still some of the stain. Of course the sides all looked great to begin with. Hubby says I shouldn't bother trying to replace the hinges, just sell it as it is. He's usually right about these things. He has a wondeful eye for special items and knowing just when they are going to sell.

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  2. I have used both Orange Glo and Murphy's Oil soap. Amazing what they can do to make something old look new. The inside of this desk is so neat. Love the compartments. Will be looking forward to the third video. Hugs!

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    1. Thanks Debbie, I am enjoying the process.

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  3. Hello Carol, the antique laptop desk is neat. I have never seen one like this. Thanks for sharing your cleaning technique. Happy Friday, enjoy your weekend!

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    1. Thank you Eileen, I hope you have a great weekend too.

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  4. What a neat post, Carol! Thank you so much for sharing.

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  5. I can't get over the colour of the wood, it is just great.

    All the best Jan

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  6. Love watching you bring this desk to life! I have never tried the Orange Glow, but, have had great success with Murphy's. I'm excited to see the final result. The part I like about these vintage items is the craftsmanship put in on them. Like the inlay on your desk. It made each item unique and special.

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    1. Yes, I agree with you, Carol. Today everything is pressed wood, glued together, and most of it you have to put together when it arrives at your door in a big box. This is why I love antiques. The craftsmanship and quality you can't get much of today. Even mattresses now come compress and rolled up in a box. I bought one for my grandson and we opened the box, cut open the plastic wrap and it popped open and started taking on shape. It is very comfortable, so he says. When the guy delivered the box I was hesitant to accept it since I had ordered a "mattress" which I had always know to be large and flat not 3 feet long and two feet wide. It was interesting to say the least. Thanks for visiting. I hope you have a great day!

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