DIY Shabby Chic Desk

6 Dec

As I was preparing to write about my most recent DIY trash-to-treasure my friend over at First Home Makeover gave me the heads up that one of my past trash-to-treasures was featured on BetterAfter!  I love blogging about my DIY adventures.  I’m finding less time to spend on these projects but when I do I’m so happy!  It’s even more fulfilling when other people want to see what I’m working on.

Desk Before

So without further ado, here’s what I’ve been working on!  I found this in front of my neighbor’s house a few months ago.  My loving husband was hoping I wouldn’t go outside and see it, but he lost.  Glad he did!  This piece is an amazing antique.  There were four leaves that went to this table and to be honest I’m not sure how it worked.  I left the leaves behind and decided this would work best as a console or small writing desk.

Desk After

The top of this piece pulled apart so my first step was to secure it together with wood glue.  Then I used a two-part epoxy to smooth over the seam.  After a run with the sander and a little cleaning with mineral spirits it was time for paint.

Desk After

I decided to paint the entire dresser a cream color (Sandstone Cove: Behr) and highlight the accents in my favorite sage (Silver Sage: Behr).  I painted the dresser in the cream first.  Then I went back in and hand painted the accents.

The final step was adding these adorable knobs (Homegoods).

I love the way this turned out.  I think it would be perfect for a kids room or as a sofa table in a shabby chic home!  This piece is currently for sale.  Email for more info!

I hope you love this as much as I do!


The Staging Chick

4 Responses to “DIY Shabby Chic Desk”

  1. Kate December 15, 2010 at 2:36 pm #

    I really like the white and light blue paint, the furniture looks amazing!

  2. Beth Alligood December 13, 2010 at 1:59 pm #

    This is amazing. I love it. I will be watching the trash for another treasure for you to do.

  3. kara December 6, 2010 at 7:24 pm #

    This is sooo pretty amanda! I have never been on your blog before today and I am ultimately impressed!

  4. kara December 6, 2010 at 7:22 pm #

    This is so pretty amanda! I have never gone on your blog until today and I am ultimately impressed

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