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Vintage Desk Makeover

Create Pray Love | Vintage Desk Makeover

DIY Friday | Post #4

When I got married last December and moved into this super cute one bedroom apartment with my husband, I had so many ideas for projects that would transform this space into our home. One of them was finding the perfect desk.

I wanted a vintage-looking desk that was small enough to fit in a corner, yet also had plenty of drawer storage.

I scoured Craigslist for a desk that would fit the bill, and eventually found one that looked very promising! It was initially painted turquoise, but I knew I needed something more subtle that would match our living room color scheme. So, I went to the local craft store and picked up two colors, both of which happen to be Martha Stewart Crafts Vintage Decor Paint brand: Smoke (the grey color); and Beetle Black (I painted over the black already there to give it a matte finish). I also put on a layer of Martha Stewart’s Clear Wax to give the top a protective layer.

[side note: if you haven’t yet read my post on how to save on your DIY project materials, read it here.]

This is how the desk looked afterwards!

Create Pray Love | Vintage Desk Makeover

And below is a picture from the original online posting, which shows you what the desk looked like when I bought it. Cute, but not what I needed!

Create Pray Love | Vintage Desk Makeover

Also, here’s a close up shot of the finished product.

Create Pray Love | Vintage Desk Makeover

Create Pray Love | Vintage Desk Makeover

Overall, I think the colors complement our floors, and I also adore the woodwork design!

I hope this inspires you to find your perfect desk!

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  • Reply
    Jodie Held
    February 27, 2016 at 3:15 pm

    I love it. It’s beautiful!

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    Create Pray Love
    March 5, 2016 at 10:02 pm

    Thank you!! I love it too! 🙂

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