Desk Before and After

I absolutely love vintage desks. Whenever I have a chance to purchase one for a good price, I jump on it. They are great candidates for a makeover, and they generally sell pretty well if you are in the furniture painting business. We found this piece at a local thrift store:


I love that it’s solid wood and all the dovetailed drawers work perfectly. It has some cool details that I knew would look amazing distressed. The only issue is had was the top was a bit warp, but I fixed that with my sander and wood fill.

Here are some shots of the AFTER:


 I’m going to give all the details of this finish over at Furniture Painting School once it launches. We will have a “Get the Finish” series once a week, where we’ll share the exact recipes of our furniture makeovers.


I love how to dark wood looks peaking through the light blue paint. I used homemade chalk paint for both shades, and I love how it distresses using the wet distress method.


Because of the warping, I sanded down its top and re-stained it a beautiful dark wood tone to match the original wood peaking through.


I originally thought I would spray paint the original hardware, but they ended up being too bulky. I didn’t want to invest too much money on knobs, so I found these for less than a dollar each. I think they work perfectly.




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Linking this week with: Tater Tots and Jello, Remodelaholic , The Shabby Nest, Chic on a Shoestring, Romantic Home, Craft Dictator , What-About, Skip to my Lou

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