Have you ever had one of those projects that you think are never going to be finished? That was this desk, and I am glad to say it is finally done! I picked up this great solid wood desk at a yard sale a few weeks ago. The desk had some damaged hardware and a drippy paint job but was in overall good condition.Time to get to work for an easy makeover, right?
Well, it would have been easy except it literally took me days to strip and sand this desk. Once I finally had the old paint removed and the first coat of primer applied I left it out in the rain! You read that right, I left it in the rain (pouring rain). The desk was left drying on my patio while I went to church Wednesday night, and before I made it home the damage was done. At this point I was ready to throw my hands up and put her out on the side of the road! As you can see I didn't act on that, instead I pulled out my clamps and Gorilla Glue. Let me just say right here, Gorilla Glue is amazing stuff! The finished product turned out great but I will not be selling this one. I just don't feel right selling it since I left it out in the rain, it will be going into my youngest daughters room instead.
I went with a classic black and white. I did use chalkboard paint for the top, so great for a desk!
I got these handles at Lowes for .32 each. They were shiny brass until I primed and sprayed them satin nickel. Your Lowes probably has some too!
Here it is in Hannah Grace's room. She went right to decorating when we moved it in.