Happy Friday loves! Inspired by the blanket of snow that we came home to last night, I have a bright and fresh makeover to share today – this sweet little desk!
It wasn’t quite as lovely in its former life – truth be told I walked past this piece at the goodwill for several weeks before finally taking it home. But we used that to our advantage and bargained it down to 30 bucks :)
And no - that yellowish tinge wasn't created by my camera - this was for reals. The finish was dated, and those pulls just weren’t doing it for me - they might look fab somewhere else but on this piece there were just too many of them. Like little bats flying at you...yikes! But a little love and a bright shade of white revived this desk from tired to timeless!
I wanted the new hardware to add a little interest to the plain drawer fronts but still be inexpensive - since there are so many of them. These great new geometric knobs did the trick - cheap and chic!
I found the little blue bowl at Winners and I'm ridiculously in love with it. The vase was a $1 thrift store find. Both lovely additions to my growing obsession with blue and white that all started with this lamp.
I started the desk's makeover by prepping the drawers for new knobs: filling up the old holes with wood filler and sanding them smooth.
I wasn’t digging the original curvaceous legs either, so the honey squared them out with a jigsaw.
Then I got to work with the usual suspects: 1-2 coats of Zinsser primer (the desktop got a second coat for extra durability), 2 coats of Behr cottage white (leftover from my hutch project), and 3-4 coats of Varathane sealer, lightly sanding between coats (when I remembered too :)
Turned out pretty sweet!