Monday, April 30, 2012

"D" is for Desk #4

Paint: desk refinished

This Pottery Barn desk went from dark to light:

I used Benjamin Moore soft chamois high gloss enamel:

A school friend had this Pottery Barn desk in rustic chestnut finish, previously in her son's bedroom:
But she recently moved to a new home and wanted to use the desk in her daughter's bedroom.
I stripped, primed and painted it to match her other bedroom furniture pieces.

Here's how I refinished the desk:

1. Strip off finish with Kwik Strip stripper:

Then sand, sand, sand.
All stripped:

2. Prime with Zinsser cover stain oil based primer.
Paint two coats BM soft chamois high gloss enamel in 
(Color to match existing bedroom furniture.)

I used a combination of brush, smaller roller and sprayer, sanding in between coats.

I'm linking up to:

Whatcha Got Weekend @ Lolly Jane
SAS @ Funky Junk
Sister Sunday @ Sisters of the Wild West
Just Something I Whipped Up @ The Girl Creative
DIY Fall Festival @ The DIY Showoff
Nifty Thrifty @ Coastal Charm
Tuesday Treasures @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia
Tutorials & Tips Tuesday @ Home Stories A to Z
Good Life @ A Beach Cottage
Transformation Thursday @ The Shabby Creek Cottage
Strut Your Stuff @ Somewhat Simple
Share Awesomeness Thur @ The 36th Avenue
Flaunt it Friday @ Chic on a Shoestring
Frugal Friday @ The Shabby Nest
SAS @ Just a Girl
Feathered Nest @ French Country Cottage
Remodelaholics Anonymous @ Remodelaholic
inspiration board @ Carolyns Homework
All Things Furniture @ Perfectly Imperfect
Furniture Feature Friday @ Miss Mustard Seed
POWW @ Primitive & Proper


  1. Amazing results, it's a much prettier desk now! I bet the little girl is going to love it!

  2. that looks awesome- so sleek and it looks like it would help with organization!

  3. I love it painted! You did a great job on it.