Hello peeps! Today I have a vintage desk makeover to share with you.
I found this desk on a local buy and sell website for $80.00. Normally that would be more than I’d want to spend, but the desk was so unique, I had to have it. 😉
The desk was in really good shape as is. It only needed a minor repair. The side of the desk where the left drawer is had fallen off. A few Kreg holes and wood glue fixed it right up.
I had the desk in the garage so I could sand the top and the drawers. I sanded all the way to the bare wood so it would accept new stain. The rest of the desk got a good sanding with 220 grade sand paper to prep for paint. Once the desk was ready for its new look, I stained the top and drawers with dark walnut color, then brought the desk inside for painting. (It took days to sand and stain because it’s been soooo hot here! I would only work on the desk early in the morning before it got too sweltering in the garage.)
Once inside the lovely, cool air of my kitchen, I gave the desk a couple of coats of paint. I used a gray/blue Sherwin Williams color from Lowes in a flat finish.
I used the original hardware, but I gave them a matte black coat of spray paint. And it’s finished!
I LOVE this desk! Not just the updated look, but the whole style of the thing! Have you ever come across a piece of furniture you HAD TO HAVE? 😉
*** EDITOR’S NOTE: This article was originally posted on my blog “Cuz That’s How I Roll”.