We have had this desk for almost 5 years now. It was purchased from a garage sale at a steal for $15.
I couldn’t wait to give it a makeover but we were living in apartments so I knew I couldn’t give it the proper attention it needed.
Well the time has come, we absolutely love our new home and pictures of my daughter’s room are soon on the way.
So, here is the before. A plain and simple desk but with good structure and storage, it just needed a little love.
I have always admired the drawer pulls detail. I even thought they were one piece until I disassembled them and found it was composed of two pieces. Although I did not end up using them here, I am definitely saving them for a rainy day.
Oh, and the chopped up trim, I never cared too much for the style.
So, I just took a hammer to it and it was gone.
The process took about 2 days. First the sanding, washing, and yes of course primer was must in this case.
I love absolutely love it!
I used paint that was left over from the trim in the house as the base color.
The blue, green and purple are basic acrylic craft paint.
My daughter decided on the stencil and she picked out the drawer pulls too.
Now it just needs the perfect chair to make it complete!