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How to Upcycle a Desk

By: Sara from finditfixitorbuildit.com
How to Upcycle a Desk
How to Upcycle a Desk
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From the blogger: "Follow this tutorial to learn how to transform an old desk by sanding, priming and painting. This tutorial will show you how to turn a regular desk into a campaign desk by spray painting and adding hardware to the front of it. There are also tips for spray painting new hardware and old knobs and pulls. You can learn how to create a gold-dipped foot look with paint. This process can work for multiple types of furniture, not only desks. Any old furniture can be fixed and painted."

Time to CompleteWeekend project

Estimated Cost$11-$20

Primary TechniquePainting

Easy

Materials List

  • Primer (stainblocking and bonding)
  • Paint of your choice
  • Spray Paint Enamel Top Coat
  • Hardware
  • Rustoleum Metallic Spray Paint
  • Paint Brush of your choice
  • 5" foam roller

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There is an old desk that has been in our store room for years and which could do with some attention. It is quite a small desk and seeing this project has made me realise that it would work brilliantly as a badly needed laptop station on the upstairs landing. I like that it is going to be really inexpensive to make it look good.

This is a very pretty desk makeover that would be easy to achieve with a little elbow grease. This particular desk has a mid-century modern look and the white paint complements the style well. I think it would look really cool to add some gold stripes on the legs. What color would you paint this type of desk?

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