Tuesday, January 29, 2013
FREEBIE!!! DESK MAKEOVER
I get so excited when I can get something for FREE!! A friend of mine told me that she saw a desk on the side of the road in her neighborhood. After a visit to her house, we went to see if it was still there. YAY, it was!! We quickly scooped this up and put in the back of my SUV! My daughter has been wanting a desk for her room, so I thought this would be perfect for her!
Sanded, primed, and 1st coat of this cute color....Rose Dust (valspar, semi-gloss)
The lighting in these pics make this color look a more purplish, but it is really more pink!
After I painted 2 coats with a brush, I saw too many brush strokes... I had forgotten to sand in between each coat. That really does help!! So I turned to my handy dandy electric sander and went to town! After sanding, I used a foam roller and applied a 3rd coat. This time.... much smoother finish! HAPPY! I still have a few touch up areas on the top where I sanded a little too much. But all in all, it looks so good!
I am in LOVE with this hardware I purchased at Lowes. It's called Circus drawer pulls at about $3.50/each!
The bottom area of the desk needs to have some shoe molding applied and as soon as I can miter the edges, it will be painted and put on! I tried to use one of those miter boxes and hacksaw from Lowes and it was almost impossible. I guess my molding was a little too big for it making it difficult! I need a miter saw!!!
This has really been so much fun to paint! I love bright paint colors, and my daughter can't wait to get this in her room!
TOTAL COST... ABOUT $30!