Desk Makeover With Chalk Paint
I'm in the process of giving my home office/craft room a new look. The first piece of furniture I tackled was an old desk. I’ve had this desk for at least twenty years and over that time, it’s been painted a few different colors. The last time it was painted, it was done in black. Now that it’s been given a fresh coat of paint, it’s just right for this space.
I love that the desk is solid wood. It’s held up great over the years. While I’ve been using it as a work station recently, it got scuffed up and bit and has a few paint splatters on it. I’ve been planning on repainting it, so I wasn’t too concerned about that.
Using chalk paint meant that very little preparation was needed for the desk. I dusted it off, lightly sanded away a few paint splatters, and removed the hardware. For this desk makeover, I chose to use Art Minds Chalk Paint in Porcelain.
The room makeover is being done in a peacock color palette. To give the desk a pop of color to match, I painted the center drawer with Waverly Chalk Paint in Peacock.
The hardware was cleaned with TSP before getting two coats of paint.
After the paint on the hardware was dry, I waxed each piece using Waverly Clear Wax before reinstalling it.
The final step was to use Waverly Clear Wax to protect the desk. I did a hand application with a microfiber cloth and hand buffed it with another cloth.
I decided against distressing the furniture for the room. I like the bright, fresh look for this space. It’s going to look even better once I paint the walls.
I'm enjoying the look of contrasting colors for the desk. I recently found the Lazy Susan at Goodwill and gave it a makeover as a craft supply caddy to match the desk. It's pretty and functional on top of the desk.
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- Art Minds Chalk Paint (Michaels)
- Waverly Chalk Paint (Walmart)
- Waverly Clear Wax (Walmart)
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Published August 12th, 2017 11:19 AM
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Neenee61 on Aug 19, 2017I have a desk just like this one but was painted brown. After seeing this beautiful make over I'm going to try it on my desk too, Thanks for the idea!
Beverly Roderick at Across the Blvd on Aug 19, 2017Thank you! I'm glad to have given you an idea!
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