Saturday, May 30, 2015

Writing Desk Makeover

Finally, another project to go up! I actually completed this project last June, but never took any "After" photos of it until now. I had been wanting a desk to turn into a makeup table and started a Craigslist hunt. I ended up with this hunk of a desk. Winky face. (I'm rather disgusted that I just typed that out)

Since it was going in my "Boudior/Closet room" I wanted it to be a fun and funky color. But since I created this project I found an even better desk to be my makeup table (it has a fold-up mirror). So this one gets to be a real desk again. 

Here's how I conducted the makeover:

First thing was to sand down the dried duct tape remnants off of the front legs. Yuck. 

I really didn't want to sand the whole thing so I decided to try a recipe for homemade chalk paint instead. 

Materials Needed:
  • Desk
  • Sandpaper
  • Screwdrivers
  • Paint/Primer
  • Plaster of Paris
  • Water
  • Measuring spoons
  • Mixing Stick
  • Container in which to mix your chalk paint

I followed I Heart Naptime's instructions for creating my chalk paint.

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Then, it was as simple as removing the drawers, taking off the hardware, and giving it all two layers of the chalk paint. I decided to leave the top as is, because I liked the rustic look and even found the drink rings rather charming. (It also ended up being a lot less work that way. Hooray!)

And VIOLA! Here is the finished product.

We moved it into the basement for it's revamped life as a vibrant writing desk. 

I love the pull-out writing surface! 

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