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Roundup: 10 Delightful Desk Makeovers

Roundup: 10 Delightful Desk Makeovers
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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.

Photo: Restoration Redoux

An application of ivory chalk paint that was distressed to coordinate with the inserts led to this transformation:

Photo: Restoration Redoux

How many of these 1970s/80s "prison issue" metal desks have we seen? Lots.

Photo: Home Hinges

But we probably haven't seen many that look as good as this after a new blue finish:

Photo: Home Hinges

 This curbside pickup on Craigslist was missing "large chunks" of veneer on its drawers' fronts. 

Photo: Prodigal Pieces

The veneer was removed, leaving a smooth surface, which was painted. As for that gorgeous top? It was refinished. Talk about trash to treasure.

Photo: Prodigal Pieces

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.

Photo: Addicted 2 Decorating

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.

Photo: Addicted 2 Decorating

Both the desk and chair in this makeover combo were freebees. 

Photo: Sunflower Hugs

Check out what they look like now:

Photo: Sunflower Hugs

This $7 yard sale find could have been easily overlooked:

Photo: Amy Giggles Design

Three coats of white paint and new pulls later, and it looks like something out of Pottery Barn Kids:

Photo: Amy Giggles Design

The addition of bright green lacquer on this ornate desk is certainly eye-popping. And how fabulous does that old hardware look now?!

Photo: Decor Hacks

This family heirloom had some major veneer damage:

Photo: Making It In The Mountains

But its major makeover was a labor of love:

Photo: Making It In The Mountains

This next desk needed some serious restoration too.

Photo: Restyle Relove

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:

Photo: Restyle Relove

And, finally, this big old thrift store find:

Photo: Scrappy Geek

After a bunch of sanding and finishing (yeah...no paint!) this is what it looks like now:

Photo: Scrappy Geek

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