Trinity Davis
Trinity Davis
  • Hometalker
  • Memphis, MO

Updated Desk for Teenager Who Loves to Travel


My teenage daughter wanted to keep this hand-me-down "family heirloom", but the wood-stain finish didn't fit the decor in her new bedroom. I used a combination of ideas from Hometalk and Pinterest to update the desk with results that make us smile!
updated desk for teenager who loves to travel, painted furniture
"Before" 60's era desk
"Before" 60's era desk
I painted the desk a light gray using instructions for painting furniture from www.centsationalgirl.com/2011/04/how-to-paint-furniture.
updated desk for teenager who loves to travel, painted furniture
To accentuate the darling design details of the desk, I added striping in peacock blue.
updated desk for teenager who loves to travel, painted furniture
Using Mod Podge, I decoupaged sections of European city tourist maps to the drawer fronts. My younger daughter chose chrome spray paint to update the wood knobs for her sister's desk. I custom-ordered a glass top so she can place favorite pictures and postcards on the top of the desk.

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  • Kathy Ragan
    on May 6, 2014

    I Love what you did to this desk. The stripe down the center adds character and the maps on the front of the drawers is a perfect touch. I'm sure your daughter is thrilled with this and that's what is important. How very special for her.

  • Sharan lee
    on Jul 1, 2014

    I have that same exact desk with something needing to be done with it. Love this makeover

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