Currently I'm in the midst of combining my office and craft area into one space. The craft part is almost done, but the office part is still a work in progress. (I'm actually typing this post in a fort made of books, boxes, and potted plants.) During the times I'm not working on the space, I've been trolling the internets for inspiration. Which leads me to this roundup. Desk makeovers!
This garage sale find had lovely leather inserts on its surface.
An application of ivory chalk paint that was distressed to coordinate with the inserts led to this transformation:
But we probably haven't seen many that look as good as this after a new blue finish:
This curbside pickup on Craigslist was missing "large chunks" of veneer on its drawers' fronts.
The veneer was removed, leaving a smooth surface, which was painted. As for that gorgeous top? It was refinished. Talk about trash to treasure.
This solid little desk was in pretty good shape, except for a few stickers plastered to its side. Before it could be made over, it sustained a water damage. (Oops.) But that's little to contend with if you're determined.
Not only was it spruced up, a fabricated cubby/hutch was added to the top too. Now it's perfect for a little girl's room.
Check out what they look like now:
This $7 yard sale find could have been easily overlooked:
Three coats of white paint and new pulls later, and it looks like something out of Pottery Barn Kids:
The addition of bright green lacquer on this ornate desk is certainly eye-popping. And how fabulous does that old hardware look now?!
This family heirloom had some major veneer damage:
But its major makeover was a labor of love:
Its top was refinished and the lower part painted with a black chalk paint and beautifully distressed. New pulls, which were very similar to the broken originals, were added as well:
And, finally, this big old thrift store find:
After a bunch of sanding and finishing (yeah...no paint!) this is what it looks like now: