Sunday, September 13, 2009

Before & After: Vintage Desk

So here is my precious vintage desk in all it's brown glory! $17 at Goodwill ( sorry! Creepy doll not included!). I liked it brown actually except that it was shiny and a little beat up. Then the guy carrying it to my car dropped it off the curb and beat it up even more. I cant believe it didn't crack or break!!

Then after a coat of primer and White Gloss Spray Paint:
I spray painted the hardware citron. It's a little brighter than I was going for so I will work on toning that down soon. LOVE those peg legs...
Then I lined all of the drawers with the left over curtain fabric and some mod podge!
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Final Product:

.... and because I have NOT painted enough chairs this week.....



The whole project was about $30. I already had the primer, fabric & mod podge on hand. I purchased 2 cans of spray paint ( white glossy & key lime).

Even though this is technically a desk, I will likely use it as a dressing table because it is the perfect size for one, lots of drawers... etc. My old office is about to become a walk in closet... stay tuned!

15 comments:

Cory Holder said...

Looks great! Sad about that room being a closet though...it's got so much potential with it's windows. It would be a great reading/media room!! :)

Courtney said...

the table looks great and i'm very curious about the office turning in to a walk in closet!

Christie said...

Your desk/dressing table looks great!! I love the peg legs too. =)

The Masters said...

Closet??? Hello.....it is the PERFECT room for a nursery!! :)
Where's your future boo boo gonna go?

LG said...

My future booboo will go in there! This is just for now! ha

Mod Podge Amy said...

This is awesome! I love it. You rock!

The Skippers said...

Love the desk. Where's the doll from the first picture? Was it not a package deal. :) Great project.

Mississippi Candice said...

LOVE THE DESK!!! I am in the market for a desk now, and I have lots of hope after seeing this. GOOD JOB!!!!

missmandajane said...

So did you need to sand your desk down before priming? My desk has a shiny laminate top and I worry that painting it won't work. Body of the desk looks just like yours did though (minus the creepy doll, so I would love love to do this!

LG said...

I did not sand it. I never sand anything !:) Its too much work. What I did was prime it with an OIL BASED primer.
For this particular piece I spray painted the white finish with glossy spray paint. Painting furniture with a brush can be awkward but does give better coverage.

LG said...

I did not sand it. I never sand anything !:) Its too much work. What I did was prime it with an OIL BASED primer.
For this particular piece I spray painted the white finish with glossy spray paint. Painting furniture with a brush can be awkward but does give better coverage.

Cambriaaaa said...

I LOVE this. I was thinking of doing the same thing with a piece of furniture. I was wondering if you could give me a few instructions on how to do this. Is it just primer and then a new coat of paint? Thanks so much for your time!!

Cambria

Red Lipstick Style said...

Beautiful. I have a huge bookcase that I have to paint...I think I'll try using spray paint.

Katherine said...

This is incredible. I love it! I also love the before/after hutch on D*S. How did you give that piece the distressed look?

As far as the desk project, what kind of oil based primer did you use? And did you have to use a oil based spray paint? (Do they even make those?!) I recently painted two nightstands with white enamel and I'm thinking I should have gone with spray paint.

Mod Podge Amy said...

Awesome awesome! I love it, and thanks for the love!

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