Sad, Sad Desk Gets a Much Needed Makeover

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I was wanting an art desk for my daughter's room. A friend gave me this desk...and as you can see...she was in desperate need of a makeover.
First, I removed the paper, left over adhesive.....
I collected my supplies....and had my daughter pick out scrapbook paper that would adorn the drawers....
I Mod Podged the drawers, applied the papers and then did one more coat of Mod Podge over top. Set them aside and allowed them to dry.
Once dry, I attached the knobs. I decided not to paint the knobs, as I will be replacing them when I find some that strike our fancy. :)
Next, I painted the desk and distressed it once it was completely dry.
Here she is complete and in her new home. :)
Close up of the embellishment on the bottom drawer.
Suggested materials:
  • Vintage desk   (a friend)
  • Scrapbook paper
  • Paint
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  • Vada Vada on Jun 28, 2016
    You did an Amazing job!! Simply Beautiful!! Where did you get the embellishment for the drawer? What color paint did you use? Where did you buy the scrapbook paper please? Thank you!!

  • Cheryl Shapiro Cheryl Shapiro on Jul 01, 2016
    Did you sand the desk before you painted it? Great job!

  • Bink Bink on Jul 23, 2016
    This is so sweet I am getting cavities! This really is sweet and adorable. What if there is a bubble under the paper?

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