Darling Desk Complete - Before and After

Happy Mother's Day weekend. I hope you all had a wonderful weekend. It was gorgeous here and the sunny warmer weather brought us all outside for the weekend. I got a few things finished in the yard, and was able to finish some painting as well. It was warm enough on Saturday that my kids brought out the sprinkler. It was a blast watching them play and it brought back memories of last summer, and how much they have both grown since then. 

I managed to get the last details of my desk finished today, and finally got some time to snap some pictures of it. 

Do you remember the before? 

This sad little desk was free on craigslist. You cant beat free furniture, so I was excited to get this piece. 

I sanded most of the flat pieces pretty well, and just lightly sanded the rounded pieces. I used Zinsser primer, which is my new favorite primer. Although it says that it's not necessary to sand, I have found that it will stick better if you sand at least a little. 

After a good coat of primer, I applied two coats of Rustoleum white, semi-gloss. 

Then it was ready for the Mod Podge. 

Do you love this paper as much as I do? I love the pink, it just called my name when I was searching the craft store.

 You can read about the Mod Podge process here

After the drawers were done with the Mod Podge I reattached the original hardware to them. I used the same hardware on the side drawers, only I painted them first. For the top drawer I bought new knobs, and look how cute they are! I debated getting matching ones for the side drawers but at $5.99 a piece, I decided to hold off.

Here it is now, sitting in my dining room still. 

Look closely at all the handles on the drawers. Notice anything? The bottom drawer lost part of the handle! I could just scream when I realized this! It is fine for now, but I will probably be back at the hardware store again this week getting a new piece. 

So there ya have it, another finished project! Another free piece of furniture turned into something amazing. 

Have a fabulous week friends! 

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Sandy said...

What a transformation! Love the paper. Great job.

The Thriftress said...

The pretty drawer fronts just make the desk! I would love to do something like that for my little girl!

Katie said...

I just looks adorable.

Cassie said...

It's really great! I love it. Nice work again, thanks for sharing :)

Sarah @ Hennessey House said...

wow, i love this!! it turned out super super cute. great choice with the pink and white :)

Tammy@ Not Just Paper and Glue said...

This is totally adorable and would look just perfect in my studio. I bought an end table today that I want to redo and so I am glad to know about the primer. I will look for that. :) Gorgeous desk :)

Nikki@KreativeKnack said...

It is so sweet! I love that you painted the hardware white... I think Sweet! is the best word for it! Great Job!

Tara Beaulieu said...

That is really adorable! What a transformation!

Kimmy said...

Adorable!!! I love it!

BLJ Graves Studio said...

So pretty! Love the deco paper.

val said...

WOW! How cute is this! I love the pink paper too!

Heather said...

That is just adorable I love how it turned out!

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