Rolltop Desk Makeover
I had been wanting a roll top desk to protect my home office from my minions of darkness - I mean "darling little kitty-cats" - so when I saw a neighbor trying to get rid of one I jumped on it. I gave it a makeover to make it fit in with my other furniture.
Before picture 1
Before picture 2
Suspect 1: Pharaoh - the ring leader!
Suspect 2: - Coco Puff - caught in the act!!
Suspect 3: - Angus - repeat offender!
I stained the roll top a mahogany red and the rest just painted satin black. I think the new drawer pulls are super-cute.
I have to admit, I got a bit anxious to finish so the edges of the stained portion got a bit smudged, but overall it's fine. If it really bothers me later, I'll touch it up.
I'll post a pic of the interior after the spray paint dries and I can put the divider set back in.
Ok, so it's been awhile since I originally posted this project, but I finally got around to doing the interior. I ended up using some copper contact paper I found at Home Depot, and spray painting the insert off-
white, so it would be easier to see stuff in the back of the shelving. I love the copper! It's so pretty, I'm glad I splurged the $12 for it.
I didn't mind that the drawer pulls aren't copper, but now I'm thinking I may keep my eyes out for some copper ones to match the interior.
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Published February 21st, 2017 4:27 AM
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Barb in Texas on Feb 21, 2017Love the minions, I'm sure they were helpful during this process, if I can judge by my 4. Also love the desk, please post pics of the interior soon, as I'm about to tackle my own roll top that stands out like a sore thumb in my studio. I'm having trouble picturing how to do the inside so that it goes with my outside plans.
Reb Shiflett on Apr 17, 2017Sorry, it took so long to post, but I've finally got the interior posted
Nicolette Spargo on Feb 22, 2017Fantastic job!! Your post made me smile, love the pictures of the kitties :)
I just bought a roll top like this. How did you stain the roller top? Some people say they remove it. Before staining did you have to sand it?