Where The Lone Star State Meets The Puget Sound
A Fine Mesh Of Two Great Styles

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Desk Re-Do

Do you happen to remember this desk?
I bought it from a local flea market for $25.

Of course I made sure that price included the drawers.

I didn't spend much to make it over other than time.

See? I didn't even spring for spendy paint.
I choose an Ace color from our local store~

Less than a quart of paint and this little roller was all I used.
I don't have step by step photos, but I will tell you how I did it.
I lightly sanded the whole thing first.
Then I rolled on a watered down first coat.
I sanded again with a fine grit and rolled on another coat~
this time, full strength.
I repeated this process a total of 4 times.

And here's what I created {Drum Roll Please}
Ta Da!

This little cutie is now a very soft, retro green.

I only did a small amount of distressing.

And Larry spray painted the pulls for me.
What a transformation!

Next I added some desk essentials~

A little bit of nostalgia.

Jars of supplies {all the pens have to be green}

A post card sent from a friend because it reminded her of me.

Now for a confession!
I waxed my little desk but I didn't use Annie Sloan.
Honestly, what a mistake.
There may be waxes on the market that work as well.
But the one I selected was a nightmare.
So this little darlin' is getting a re-wax.

While I was in the painting mode, I did this too.

An IKEA file cabinet that functions well 
but looked out of place.

In Process

Sportin' a new attitude with hardware painted black.

Mr. File Cabinet now thinks he's a pretty big 'wheel'.

If you enjoyed this makeover then you will love the link party, Metamorphosis Monday
happening each week at Between Naps on the Porch . Thanks for following along with me.
Have a great week and visit again soon.



  1. I love what you did to this desk! The color is perfect for both items! Great job! I am enjoying your blog! Thank you for stopping by mine too.

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