From Beige to Blue: MCM Desk Gets Colorful Makeover

By: Diy maven Oct 21, 2013

The midcentury modern desk Lindsay found on Craigslist looked to be in great condition. The before picture is more pinkish beige than the blonde we're used to when considering such pieces, which  might be the reason Lindsay decided to paint it. And paint it she did. Check it out now:

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To read more about the project and to see how Lindsay made the desk over, visit Makely.

A Mid-Century Desk Comes of Age [Makely]

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I like both actually.

OMG is was so much better before....

I agree with the others on leaving well enough alone. Mid-century/Danish Modern pieces was all about accentuating the beauty of the wood. I understand that someone's furniture should reflect their taste, and if painted wood is your thing, that's fine. I am just tired of attacking every pieces of furniture with spray or can of paint. If the original finish was worn, try Restore-a-finish . . . extremely quick and easy with great results.

It seems to me all you have to do is paint something to get on Curbly. It's kinda boring. Nothing new here!! I agree with the other posts.
I agree with Les. This lost all of the character in the wood and just seems like an odd mismatched piece. I get the kitschy-look you're going for but really-- no. Sand it and restain it something darker/bolder than the blond stain that was on there previously.

I hate to be one of those people, but I'm going to be one of those people. I prefer the before. I'll just leave it at that.

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