DIY Desk Makeover

When one of my daughters said she’d like a desk for her Manhattan apartment, I said, “Pick one.” Stored in our attic were two dark wood desks. She chose Hubby’s childhood desk, and our mother-daughter project commenced. After the desk and its coordinating chair were painted, waxed, and cured, they were moved to their new home in Manhattan. The makeover was complete when the desk was dressed up with new handles.

The secret to this DIY project? Annie Sloan Chalk Paint, a quick drying paint that covers furniture without priming or sanding, and Clear Chalk Paint Wax, which seals the paint. I used the same products to re-finish three different colored wood dressers and a night table, as seen in the post DIY Bedroom Makeover.

Re-painting furniture is so easy, quick and satisfying! Shout out to my brother who says he and his kids pick a piece of furniture to re-paint every summer.

Hon, have you re-finished furniture recently? What were you working on and what paint or stain did you use?

Hon, I’m always interested in more DIY ideas!

Hannah painting white over dark wood.
The city desk.

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