Old School Desk Makeover

One Saturday we were driving around looking at garage sales when I saw this old desk sitting out at one of the sales with a $1 price tag on it! I'm pretty sure I didn't even wait for my husband to stop the car before I was jumping out to buy it. It took a little work to make it over but it was so worth it and my son loves his desk.
Initially I washed and then sanded down the top to take off all the markings and stickers that I could.
Then I spray painted the metal parts of the desk and stained the wooden parts.
Finally I applied a clear coat of poly to the desk. For more details and pictures please see my full blog post!

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  • Sel2664702 Sel2664702 on Jan 13, 2016
    A old card table I would like to use as a cutting table for sewing and to cut fabric! Can you offer advice ?


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  • Sandi Wells Sandi Wells on Feb 07, 2020

    I have two of these, I used for my kids and my grandkids! Great personal space for the kiddos when they visit. Fill will colorbooks/crayons, etc

  • GMS28 GMS28 on Nov 12, 2021

    we have one but the chair is not attached. I redid the chair now you inspired me to do the desk part