Hi everyone! I’m going to share my office desk makeover with you today!
I bought this ENORMOUS desk off of ebay and didn’t really know how big it was until the 2 guys brought it out of the depths of the shed!! I bought it with the intention of it becoming a cute little writing bureau but it was too big so it sat under the pergola for ages until I had the idea to put all my boys into the same bedroom and take over the back room as my ‘Gingernut cave’!
Now here it is all made over!
So I used milk paint for this project. I put the universal bonding primer on first because I didn’t want to do any prep and the surface was in excellent condition. The primer is white so when I did the distressing some of that showed through and it looks really nice having that two toned effect. I did 2 coats of milk paint and finished with a soft sanding and then clear wax. I didn’t want to darken the look any more because the room I use it in is quite dark, so I didn’t use the dark wax in the end.
The draws sat for a few days until I got up the courage to attempt a harlequin pattern. I saw a tutorial to help do it on The Purple Painted Lady . So I set myself up and off I went! Looking at it now in the photo, I think I could have been a little bit more cleaver and lined up all the patterns with the same colours…..but never the less I am pleased with the finished product! Again the draws got light sand and then a coat of clear wax to finish and some new hardware!
So now I have a massive work area, but no doubt I will fill it with stuff without much delay!!
I will be sharing this project over at:
Have a great weekend everyone!