Kelli @CraftShackChronicles
Kelli @CraftShackChronicles
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Desk Makeover! Spray Paint and Scrapbook Paper!


I found this fun old desk that was perfect for a new sewing desk but it needed a little updating!
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A great yard sale find! The missing handle was even tucked inside a drawer and the bones are fantastic. I decided to brighten it up with a quick spray paint finish! Removed the hardware and gave the old girl a good scrubbing then we were ready to go!
desk makeover spray paint and scrapbook paper, decoupage, how to, painted furniture
Painters tape around the inside of the drawer keeps the spray paint more on the drawer front instead of inside! Don't try to spray the paint on thick, lots of very thin coats is the way to go.
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Once the painting was done I decided to give it a little more character! I found the perfect purple scrapbook paper. Since this sewing desk was meant to go into my craft shed, the colors would match perfectly!
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I cut the paper to size, then mod podged it on. Once it was dry, I used a spray polyurethane to seal it.
desk makeover spray paint and scrapbook paper, decoupage, how to, painted furniture
One of the drawers had this carved flower deco on it. I added some paint detail rather than paper to cover it.
desk makeover spray paint and scrapbook paper, decoupage, how to, painted furniture
I spray painted the hardware a lighter purple and then put them back on the drawers!
desk makeover spray paint and scrapbook paper, decoupage, how to, painted furniture
So much lighter and fresher! The perfect fun girly sewing desk for my fun girly craft shed! I used four cans of good white spray paint and a can of polyurethane spray plus two 12x12 sheets of scrapbook paper and a partial can of purple spraypaint.
It has been 8 months since this desk was refinished and it is holding up beautifully!
Kelli @CraftShackChronicles

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  • Gini
    on Oct 2, 2015

    If you put your machine isn't it to high. Think of cutting a hole big enough for your sewing machine to sit in.

    • @Gini I find it perfect at that height, but i know some (my mom for example) prefer the machine lower. We cut a hole in the desk for my mom and mounted her machine flush with the desktop.

  • Eve4407460
    on Sep 12, 2016

    You might consider putting a sheet of glass on top to protect the finish, as my sewing machine tends to shift around when I get going.

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