Old Writing Desk

Candace Hazewinkel
by Candace Hazewinkel
Found this desk on Craig's List for $40.
The laminate was loose and peeling, so I removed it and covered the top w paintable wallpaper. I wallpapered the drawer, as well.
Let it dry overnight...
Painted it, once the outdoor temperature reached at least 50 degrees!
Purchased the knobs at Hobby Lobby (to match my Victrola Cabinent) and had a piece of glass cut for the top.
Frequently asked questions
Have a question about this project?
3 of 6 questions
  • Ally McCormick Ally McCormick on Dec 06, 2015
    Hi, what color did you paint it?

  • Karen Karen on Dec 06, 2015
    I am fairly new to Hometalk , I looked back at previous comments trying to find directions but my old computer just won't go all the way to start. This is elegant and doesn't sound too expensive. I want to try it, so if you have posted instructions can you advise or is there a site I can follow you. I don't have Facebook, twitter, or any of the other " social media" sites. Again, my computer just can't handle I guess. Thanks so much and Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays. Karen in California

  • Kathie Elia Kathie Elia on Dec 13, 2015
    love it! Would you please say what brand of paint? oil or latex or stain

Join the conversation
2 of 52 comments