Harry Potter Inspired Desk Makeover


My daughter loves everything Harry Potter and asked for a desk in wizard style for her room.
harry potter inspired desk makeover, how to, painted furniture
I prepped this little desk by cleaning and filling any imperfections with putty. Then did a good sanding before a good coat of Cece Caldwell Paints in Beckley Coal.
harry potter inspired desk makeover, how to, painted furniture
I used an old sanding pad once the paint was dry to create a smooth surface to start drawing out the designs.
harry potter inspired desk makeover, how to, painted furniture
Using a white colored pencil, I drew out the design on the top of the desk and the sides of each drawer.
harry potter inspired desk makeover, how to, painted furniture
The white colored pencil made my sketch much easier to see over the black paint.
harry potter inspired desk makeover, how to, painted furniture
I then painted each drawer by hand using different colors of Unicorn SPiT colored gel stains.
harry potter inspired desk makeover, how to, painted furniture
After each drawer was dry I sealed them with a coat of polyurethane.
harry potter inspired desk makeover, how to, painted furniture
The top of the desk I hand painted with one of the crests from the books.
harry potter inspired desk makeover, how to, painted furniture
I wanted the crest and raven to be bold and bright, so using UnicornSpit worked perfectly.
harry potter inspired desk makeover, how to, painted furniture
I added gold metallic accents.
harry potter inspired desk makeover, how to, painted furniture
Once the desk was dry, I sealed the entire thing with a few coats of polyurethane.
harry potter inspired desk makeover, how to, painted furniture
Laurie Crews Brennan handmade these special knobs for me.
harry potter inspired desk makeover, how to, painted furniture
My daughter absolutely loves it.
harry potter inspired desk makeover, how to, painted furniture
Finished sides of the drawers
harry potter inspired desk makeover, how to, painted furniture

Suggested materials:

  • Cece Caldwell's Paints in Beckley Coal  (Cece Caldwell's Paints)
  • UnicornSpit  (http://renaissance-lady.myshopify.com/)
  • Custom Drawer Knobs  (Laurie Crews Brennan)
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  • Anna Ibarra
    on Nov 2, 2016

    I simply love it. My kids and I are also huge Harry Potter fans, big time. We all read the books when my kids were young. They are now 23 & 25 and still avid fans. I'm also a Ravenclaw, so I approve that desk. Love it.

  • NaomiK
    on May 8, 2018

    I love this! Just a shame it wasn't Gryffindor

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