I found this desk on Craigslist for $50. (Which is pretty good for Northern Virginia, if you ask me.) It was exactly what I was looking for! The dimensions were just about perfect for its intended spot in my tiny craft room, and it boasted lots of drawers. My favorite feature is the glass top, which makes for excellent clean-up after crafting sessions.
All it needed was some TLC in the form of paint and new hardware. Here’s the desk before, in the home of the nice lady from whom I purchased it. (Who apparently loved pink walls.) This is the picture I saw on Craiglist.
This was one of the easiest makeovers ever! I gave it three coats of black paint, which we already had on hand. It was summer time, so the paint dried quickly between coats. After the last coat dried, I used sandpaper to rough up the edges and corners of the desk and its drawers.
After considering several options at retailers convenient to my home (like Home Depot), I decided to order new hardware online. Below you can see the desk in its current home. I’ve added a nifty lamp since then, but as the desktop is currently, shall we say, unpresentable, perhaps I will add a photo of the lamp at a later time.
What do you think?
See more “decorating with junk” projects:
- Project Update: Old Window Frame
- Master Bedroom Makeover: Nightstands in Distress
- DIY Noel Sign
- And Yet Another Set of DIY Pallet Shelves
- Vintage Diaper Changing Station