Free Desk Gets a Makeover..

I was given a old wood desk recently..

It is a solid wood piece of furniture that really just needed a change of color.
So I sanded it all down, and painted the whole thing (inside and out).

I was undecided on the color choice at first.. but decided to go with a shade of gray.

When it was dry, I used black paint and a dry sponge brush to give it a little more of an aged look by lightly painting the surface, paying more attention to the corners/edges of the piece, as I want them to have more depth and stand out even more.

I liked it for the most part...

until I put it in the room.  Hmm..

After waiting a couple days and still not liking it..
I changed it again. :0)

I got out my Peacock Blue paint and when it was dry, I used black paint again with a dry sponge
brush to add the depth I was wanting.

Now it looks like this..

Much better..  I decided to leave the inside gray.. I like the contrast when I open up the drawers.

I am so happy with how it turned out this time.

Which is why paint is so great in my opinion,
if you don't like it after you paint it.. paint it again.. :0)

linking up at:
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DIY By Design,
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Masterpiece Monday


  1. I love this! Such a great color.

    I did a free desk transformation today too!

    I really like how you distressed your desk and the gray shows through in places. Very well done.

  2. Super cute Tina! The color looks great and I especially love it with the grey drawers!

    Blessings, Vicky
    Life On Willie Mae Lane

  3. Love the desk and the color. Thanks for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

  4. I love how your desk and chair came out! But I'm a little confused about how to get such a finish. How do you get some of the black to show?

    1. Hello Jess,
      I actually use black paint and a dry sponge brush.. with very little paint on the brush I lightly paint it across the surface of the furniture piece.. depending on how much black I want to show or not to show... I usually go over the edges/corners a little more as I want those to stand out even more.
      Hope that helps.

      Have a great day and Thanks for stopping by.

    2. Thanks! That helps a lot! I can't wait to try something like that in my home! Well, I have to be honest, I think I"ll stick around this site! You're a great resource! Thanks so much!


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