Remember that fabulous french country chair that got a simple makeover last month?
This desk was its mate.
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Yep, I’m fully aware they do not match one another.
From the time I got both pieces, I knew they wouldn’t stay together. No matter how badly I wanted to keep both. I kept the chair and planned on selling the desk.
If you remember, both pieces had came from a yard sale. A dear friend found them for me. Here’s how this French desk makeover started out:
The desk was solid. It was just covered in some sort of sticky substance and a gross amount of cat hair.
The inlay on top was pretty gross. There was no way that design would be staying.
First, I gave the entire piece a coat of primer with my HomeRight FinishMax.
Next, I pulled out the gold spray paint to define the top edge of the desk and add some interest. I just went right over the top edges with the spray paint. Once it was dry, I took plastic wrap and painters tape and wrapped up the top.When the top was good and covered with plastic wrap, I loaded my FinishMax back up with black paint and went over the desk base and all the drawers. Then, I pulled off the plastic wrap and hand brushed and rolled the inlay black for some added contrast against the gold. Finally, the whole thing got a coat of polycrylic.
A few readers have asked about how difficult it is to clean up the FinishMax sprayer. Trust me, I understand your concerns. If you remember from my toy chest makeover, I told you I had tried out two other sprayers that I detested before I found my FinishMax. Part of the detested-ness was the clean-up. Fortunately, this sprayer takes less than 10 minutes to clean up and is super easy. So easy, I made you a little graphic to show you how.
And now for the final reveal of the desk:
The classic contrast of the black and gold turned out better than I ever could have expected. The finish was professional and perfect, thanks to the FinishMax.
Liked this one? You might want to check these out too…
DIY Chippendale Desk – a gorgeous DIY desk that isn’t that hard at all to build!
How I Built a Desk from an Old Kitchen Table – it might be narrow, but it packs the storage!
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