Thursday, February 3, 2011

"D" is for Desk #3

A desk makeover.

This desk used to be in the kid's bedroom. 

Kids never use a desk in their bedroom, at least mine never did.

So I swiped it for our room.

Which was like this:

And now like this:

The kids will get a window seat with toy bins underneath, much more practical than a desk.

Here's how I changed the desk:

1. sanded (120 grit)
2. paint two coats (Martha Stewart rainwater, eggshell finish)
3. sanded to distress (120 grit)
4. stain (Minwax special walnut)
5. poly two coats (Minwax clear satin finish)

Added new hardware (chrome utility pulls):

I can say for certain I will make more use out of the desk in the next week then my kids ever did in the last five years.

Some detail shots:

The color choice was pulled from our duvet cover:

One last side by side:

Making better use of something we already had, that's a good project.

I'm linking up to:
 The Shabby Nest Between Naps On The Porch grabtt Remodelaholic Furniture Feature Fridays


  1. Jaime,
    Looks great in it's new space and I love the makeover. I have a weekly linky party called NIFTY THRIFTY TUESDAYS…would love to have you come by and join in on the fun…also having a GIVEAWAY going on…it’s a $65 gift card and some goodies from me!

  2. I love that! It looks SO peaceful right in that nook! Well done!

  3. Love the fix up, so modern... Great job, what a perfect spot for a desk..
    Thanks for stopping by my blog..
    love seeing comments.

  4. Beautiful. Love the color choice. Perfect way to use that little nook.

  5. That space looks great and is that a drop cloth I see?


  6. GREAT! Before and after!

    It's a perfect fit!

    Thanks for sharing!

  7. The desk looks great and I'm really loving the cute little skirted chair. Adorable!

  8. wow- what a perfect little desk nook! love it, and love the fabric on the chair, too! sooo cute!

  9. Great makeover...that desk fit so perfectly and looks so inviting!

  10. I love the color you chose - fantastic work.

  11. That little space was made for that desk. It looks perfect there and I love the chair too. Great job!

  12. Jaime- so cute! And I love the simple pulls that are really perfect on it!

    By the way, I'm a neighbor of sorts, over here in Orange County!

  13. That is one adorable little space. Great job!!! :)