11.05.2014

DIY Desk Makeover

This fugly desk was left in a closet in the home we
moved into this summer and I almost chucked it to
the trash bin until I decided to redo it for my daughter.

DIY Desk Makeover - Before & After - LeroyLime

Before - Black, Boring, Blah...

DIY Desk Makeover - Before & After - LeroyLime

I started by taking everything apart and
poked the screws into a piece of cardboard, partially
so I wouldn't lose them and also for ease of painting.

DIY Desk Makeover - Before & After - LeroyLime

All the sections are lifted off the ground with a few
pieces of scrap wood...although I got smart the next
day and put them up on saw horses...much better!

DIY Desk Makeover - Before & After - LeroyLime

I only used two coats of chalk paint and then with rags
sloppily applied the wax. Next time I'll get the right 
brush but this time, it worked just fine.

DIY Desk Makeover - Before & After - LeroyLime

A few coats of gold spray paint for the legs
and hardware...I think the gold looks a bit more fancy
instead of the drab silver

DIY Desk Makeover - Before & After - LeroyLime

I looked through my hubbies tool box for some sand
paper and found one of these round boys...roughed up
the corners, edges and a bit off the tops

DIY Desk Makeover - Before & After - LeroyLime

before and after shot of the legs
and hardware...I almost couldn't wait 
for it to dry before putting it back together
and I'm in LOVE with the after!

DIY Desk Makeover - Before & After - LeroyLime

Here's a shot of her new creative corner, 
which she exclaims that she "LOVES"!
The perfect spot for a pre teen to doodle, 
do homework or write letters to her friends.

DIY Desk Makeover - Before & After - LeroyLime

4 comments:

Carmen Varner said...

It's so bright & beautiful. You did a wonderful job. I feel like I have the "before" desk. :] // itsCarmen.com ☼ ☯

Bonnie said...

I love the turquoise! It's gorgeous!! I bet she's one happy girl!

Anonymous said...

Cute….she will get a lot of good use out of that……Nana

Mona said...

Although I liked the design of the table before, the color scheme was not aesthetically pleasing. It's so bright and functional now.