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My son kept asking us for the white desk to match rest of the furniture in his room for a long time now. I turned down hubby's offer to buy the desk online. While I was looking for the one I liked with the good bones on the Craigslist, son patiently waited. He was happy to use the entire family room as the homework area, LOL!
Our wait came to an end after few months, during this summer when I found one I liked within 10 miles from home. Picked it up happily for a whopping 15 bucks. This is how it looked before. Please excuse blurry picture from my iphone.
I started searching internet for inspiration and I came across following pottery barn desk Here. Son loved it, hubby gave me his usual disbelief look, daughter asked if I can paint one for her room too :) and my painting journey started.
This is from Pottery Barn website
I started off right away with priming after proper cleaning. Desk sat in garage biting dust during the summer while I got busy with the summer activities. Few more projects came in between and the desk got a little sidelined. Here it is sitting pretty after two coats of primer (with lots of sanding before and after the primer) and after applying the beadboard wallpaper.
It is already looking so much better. I finally got to work on this during the long weekend last month. After couple of coats of paint, satin finish poly and a nose job for the drawers, here is the desk all pretty :)
Here is one comparing his old and new desk.
Its amazing what a can of paint can transform.
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