Nathan Prichard
Nathan Prichard
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  • Chelsea, AL

School Desk Makeover

$30
10 Hours
Easy

I found a couple vintage school desks at a local Habitat for Humanity and thought they would make perfect play desk for my girls- after a little love. To make things fun, I let my girls choose the colors and design.
school desk makeover, painted furniture
The desks didn't start with much personality, but they were both in solid condition. I had to do some basic cleaning and sanding in preparation for painting.
school desk makeover, painted furniture
The only disassembling I did was removing the top writing area. This made it easier to paint the seat and the writing area.
school desk makeover, painted furniture
I used spray paint to paint the desks. The first desk was painted in 4 different colors - Purple, Pink, Blue, & White. All of the areas had 3-4 thin coats to ensure good, even coverage. The full painting process took 3 days to ensure proper drying in between coats.
school desk makeover, painted furniture
I painted the back support bars first since it was the smallest area. They were painted a brilliant purple.
school desk makeover, painted furniture
Next, I taped off the back bars and painted the seat pink. After the seat had fully dried, I taped it off and painted the inside storage area white. This made the desk feel a little brighter.
school desk makeover, painted furniture
Finally, I covered the interior compartment and painted the rest of the desk blue. This color scheme came from my 5 year old and mimicked her Barbie Jeep!
school desk makeover, painted furniture
My 2 year old chose a clean pink and white color scheme. I was happy to oblige with the simple design!
school desk makeover, painted furniture
The finished desks turned out perfectly and are now the favorite spot for coloring, drawing, and school work!
school desk makeover, painted furniture

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