Desk Makeover From a boyish desk to a girlie one
My daughter has been wanting me to redo a desk that was once my brother’s and before that my father’s. It’s very old but still in pretty good shape considering. Check out our pictures of how we redid the desk. This is the before. Notice the thing screwed into the desk. That’s the old timey pencil sharpeners. I wish I still had that sharpener!
Christmas Break Desk Do-Over
My girl and I redid this over Christmas break when it was so cold outside. But we were able to get it done. We sanded one day. Sanded everything, desk drawers, legs, sides and tops. We took off the pencil sharpener before we sanded. The next day we wiped down the desk to get all the sanding off. You don’t want to paint with the remnants of the sanding on the desk. So you use a wet towel and just wipe it down good. Then we let that dry and we set to painting it.
Desk Redo from boy to girl desk
Her and I had so much fun doing this desk together. We painted it with some simple cream paint we already had. By the time we got to the chair she was done and my thoughts were the same. The chair looks cute staying the color it’s been for 40 years. Old is new again! She loves her desk. I thought about cleaning up the floor and her desk but this is real life people. This is what her desk looks like and her floor. It’s so hard to get them to keep their room clean, isn’t it?
What furniture are you thinking of redoing?
Check out my post on a repurpused upcycled piece of trash to a planting table we did last year.