How I took a second hand desk and made it SPARKLE…


I found this desk at a second-hand store for $60.00. It was solid wood, and had really good “bones”.

We needed a desk in our room so I purchased it knowing that I could make it into something that would be a really great focal point in our bedroom.

Here are the before and after pictures of the desk project.

 

desk before

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This is what it looked like when I found it.

 

desk base coated

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

After I sanded it down, I added the same color to the desk as I would be base coating the Arch with so that they would compliment each other when I was finished with the room.

desk drawer detail'

 

 

 

 

 

I painted the inside arch of the drawer blue to mimic the sky detail in my Arches National park Mural.

side view of finished desk

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Next I used a combination of golden Oak, and Mahogany wood stain to add texture to the desk. I wanted the sides and inside to look like sandstone walls. I will make the wooden slats on the top and the writing surface look like pine.

 

 

desk writing surface finished

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here is a close up of the writing surface.

 

desk finished 1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here is the finished desk. It is now ready to go into our Arches National Park themed master bedroom.

bedroom with desk

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Advertisements

2 thoughts on “How I took a second hand desk and made it SPARKLE…

I would love to hear your thoughts..please share.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s