How to Do a Desk Makeover in a Few Easy Steps

by Flippedbyfaith_

Today, I'm excited to share with you how my desk makeover was done. I transformed an old desk into a pretty pink princess dream. Let's dive into the details, shall we?

Old desk before

First things first, I snagged this desk for free from Facebook Marketplace.

Let’s get started with what you’ll need to do this.

Tools and materials

  • Sandpaper
  • Wagner paint spray gun
  • Primer
  • Paint sprayer or paint brushes
  • Silica molds
  • Resin kit
  • Loctite construction adhesive
  • Paint in two shades (light pink and dark pink)
  • Polyacrylic sealant
  • Hardware pieces from Hobby Lobby
Sanding the desk

Step one: Sanding and priming

To kick things off, I started by sanding down the surface.

Making the appliques
Priming the desk

I primed the entire desk with a Wagner paint spray gun to prepare it for embellishing.

Step Two: Create the embellishments

I got these cool silica molds and the resin kit from Amazon. I got inspired by someone who used them on a mirror, and I thought, "Hey, why not try it on my desk?" So, I did just that!

Tip: Take out the molds a bit early if you plan on bending them around the edges. It makes things easier.

Sticking the embellishments

To stick them on, I used Loctite construction adhesive, and let me tell you, they were on there solid!

Painting the desk

Step Three: Paint the desk

Now, onto the paint job! I wanted a blush pink color, so I mixed two different shades together until I got the perfect hue.

Then, I grabbed my Wagner spray gun and applied two coats of paint. To seal the paint, I added a layer of polyacrylic on top.

Adding hardware

Step Four: Add hardware

For the final touch, I added cute hardware pieces. I picked them up from Hobby Lobby.

Old desk makeover before and after

The finished desk.

Desk makeover

With a little creativity and some elbow grease, you too can do a fabulous desk makeover. What projects are you working on? Share in the comments below.

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