Before I get to be too round in the belly I've been trying to finish…
Taking an old beat up piece of furniture from dirty and drab to fancy and fabulous is one of my favorite things to do. I love the creativity behind a good furniture makeover, getting to clean and prep it, then paint and finish it, it’s so much fun. Sometimes the transformations are unbelievable. As was the case with my most recent project, a waterfall front desk I found and gave a new life.
Like all makeovers, this piece needed a lot of work and didn’t look like this just a few days prior. OK, maybe a few weeks prior, I told you how slow we move around here with renovations.
I found this desk at a thrift store warehouse. It’s like the junk of the junk, where they take things that don’t sell in the stores I think. Thankfully that means all of it is super cheap. This desk set me back only $15. I love that it is real wood and all the drawers work well. That is a score in a thrift piece of furniture with drawers, make sure they slide and are in one piece.
The was my first desk makeover and I planned to paint it with Annie Sloan’s chalk paint in graphite, which is a dark grey. I used it on our bathroom vanity also. For a little pop I decided to paint the drawer fronts white and dress them up with silver pulls. These are a simple round shaped pull from Target. They sell them there in packs of 10, which I like since I use them on various projects.
Although the drawers were in good shape outside, some of the insides had seen better days. One had a large ink stain, so I decided to line all of them with maps I had on hand from an old atlas. I cut them to size, brushed on craft glue, and sealed them with 3 coats of polycrylic.
It’s a fun little surprise when you open the drawers!
This desk is one of my favorites, but I know I say that of all my furniture makeovers.