Large Desk Makeover Using Chalk Paint

3 Materials
5 Hours
I've been updating my craft room / home office recently. One of the last pieces to get a makeover was a very large desk that we’ve had for years. Before its makeover, the desk was functional, but the wood didn’t fit in with the new look of the space.
I used Art Minds Chalk Paint in Porcelain that I used for the small desk and computer stand in the room. I thought of giving the desk some accents using the peacock paint that I've used for several items, but decided that with the accessories I would be adding to the desk, going with all white worked best.

Before painting, I used TSP to clean it. Since I was using chalk paint, that was the only prep required.

The desk can be taken apart and separated into several pieces. This made it easier to get into all the nooks and slots of the desk.

Taking it apart wasn’t too difficult, but putting it back together turned out to be a bit time consuming.
It took two coats of paint to get the coverage I wanted.

Once the paint was dry, I used Minwax Clear Satin Polycrylic Protective Finish Spray to seal the desk.
The accessories I added are both functional and colorful to fit in with the new colors of the room.
I'm using small bins and baskets to keep paperwork and craft items organized.
Even though tackling this large desk was a little daunting, I’m so glad that I gave it a new look.
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  • Itsmemic Itsmemic on Jan 19, 2018

    fantastic !! Such patience !! I have a huge desk I love, but it's so crummy looking now that it's old. I just know I can make it great again ! Thanks for the inspiration !

  • Sheryl Monaspa Sheryl Monaspa on Jun 30, 2023

    I would probably get a bigger desk, but I like this one too, thanks for sharing.