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Monday, June 27, 2011

A Little Desk.

Here is my latest furniture transformation.

This super cute little desk wasn't always this cute:

I found this cutie at the local thrift store for $5! There was NOTHING wrong with it except the fact it was a little drab and needed some TLC...

I began by wiping the entire desk down with a damp rag REALLY REALLY well. Then dried it with a clean, dry rag. Then I unscrewed the top of the desk from the "chair" part.

After the desk was disassembled, I attacked the ENTIRE thing (including the desk top) with Kilz Spray Paint Primer.

After a few coats of Kilz, the desk looked like this (make sure you let the paint dry REALLY well):

Then I got out a can of Krylon Catalina Mist (Me FAVORITE color EVER)...
and got to paintin'!

While the desk was drying, I got out a can of Krylon Chalkboard Spray Paint (the COOLEST paint in the entire world.. I mean you can literally make ANYTHING into a chalkboard!) And I painted the desk top following the instructions on the back of the can.

Once the desk was COMPLETELY dry, I took some sand paper and began to sand all of the edges of the chair (you know I can't resist the "weathered" look!):

Doesn't it add so much character?!
Now the littles have a super cute and functional art desk in our playroom!

They love it and I do too!

Isn't it amazing what a little spray paint and some sanding can do?!

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  1. totally adorable, and great idea on the chalk board table top, brilliant. winks-jen

  2. Adorable! And jealous!

    Would love for you to share at Calling All Crafters!

  3. What a fun little place for kiddos to create at! It looks great!

  4. I just adore this! I would love it if you would link up to my Tuesday Confessional link party going on now: I hope to see you soon!

  5. LOVE IT!!! you have now given me yet another idea of how to use my chalkboard paint!! thanks for sharing!!

  6. I wish my desks in school all had a chalkboard. I would have loved it:) Great job!

  7. I am so jealous!! Sweet job.

  8. Adorable. Loved how it turned out. Following from Not Just a Housewife. Would love to have you link this up to my {wow me} wednesday link party going on right now over on my blog. The most viewed link will receive a set of fancy rectangle chalkboard labels from my etsy shop. Hope to see you there.


  9. What a great idea! I was given one of these desks for my son and now I know what I am going to do with it for a sprucing up! His walls are about to have Thomas blue chalkboard paint [the tint-able from HD] and I am hoping there is just enough leftover for this! Thanks for the inspiration! Your newest follower who found you from Today's Creative Blog...

  10. LOVE this!! I've been looking for a small school desk recently. Now I really have to find one!

  11. Love the colors... Thank you fo sharing it at the party.

  12. PS. I'm featuring it on my Friday blog this week: How to Nest for Less ( Check in tomorrow to see it featured!

  13. So cute!! I love the colors you used, and turning the top into a chalkboard--fabulous!!

  14. Adorable! Fabulous job. I love the chalkboard top. Thanks for linking up to this week's Catch a Glimpse party.

  15. I just love this and my daughter needs this for her room! cute! and my new fav color is also Catalina mist!

    Fancy Frugal Life

  16. So Cute!!! My brothers and I had desks like these growing up... actually, I think my Mom might still have one or two of them...hmmm

  17. i found a chair without the desk at a garage sale and wanted it but couldn't think of what to do with it. this turned out great! awesome job!!

  18. oh my gosh I redid the SAME little desk too. thats crazy. I did the same thing. used chalkboard paint

  19. Very cute. Love that you saved it and the chalk board paint is a great idea. Visting from funky junk.

  20. Great idea to use chalkboard paint on the desktop. I love Catalina Mist color too.

  21. love love LOVE it! I SO wish I had one or two of these desks. I love the color and the chalkboard desktop. Just perfect.

  22. Thank you so much for linking your creative project up at Nothing But Country.

    We have featured you on our site this week. Thank you sooooo very much.

    If you would like to grab a I have been featured button you may :)

    Have a wonderful week.

    Keep on craftin'


    Mary Beth @ Nothing But Country

  23. Looks so good. And all for $5 plus paint. Well done.



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