Desks come in all shapes, styles, and sizes. My best makeover ideas for old desks can be used on desks of all types!
Today is Furniture Fixer Upper Day and in December every year we shake things up a bit. We each feature one or more of our projects from years past and a favorite project from each of our friends.
The links to the furniture tour are at the end of the post.
I picked two desks projects from long ago to showcase and you guys probably haven't seen them. One project is from 2012 and one is from 2014.
Click any pink text link to view the entire project tutorial......
Paint Ideas For Old Desks
The French Provincial desk or (vanity) came from my favorite junk shop (where else!). I had the vintage bench seat in my furniture stash so I paired it with the desk.
I went to work trying to get a look I liked. I first painted the two drawers on either side an off-white with a touch of pink paint thrown in. That didn't work so I painted the top of the desk the lighter pink color too.
Still not working for me so I did a light whitewash over the bright pink color. Perfect!
The next project is one of my all time favorites and I completed the makeover in 2012. The desk came from the Nashville Flea Market.
By looking at the photo above you guys can probably figure out why it's a favorite. Love those bold colors.
This desk was a lot of work. I removed the original hardware and filled the holes then drilled new holes for a single knob on each drawer. I then painted the desk inside and out.
The fabric on the front of the drawers is cut from a $3.99 Goodwill curtain panel. I decoupaged it to the drawer fronts carefully, working out the bubbles from underneath the fabric. To seal the fabric I applied 3 coats of Mod Podge.
Now it's time to share my favorite desk projects from my Furniture Fixer Upper team mates.
Christy always does amazing furniture makeovers with white paint. She decorated this desk with a gorgeous transfer on the drawers.
I first saw the desk I thought the drawer fronts were covered in decoupaged fabric. The blue colors in the floral pattern are too pretty.
Jen's dark gray desk is accented with French design scrapbook paper on the drawer fronts. I like the various designs and I see this desk all over Pinterest.
This project by Marie is at the top of my favorites list. Everything about this table-turned-desk is perfect. I love the gold spray painted legs, the bold stenciled top, the turquoise drawer.....everything.
Kandice stained the top of this desk Espresso and the contrast of light paint on the body is perfection.
Denise did a lot of work on the damaged sewing machine desk. She put on a new top and who knows what else. I love, love, love the wood knobs and the stained legs against the spring apricot color.
Which piece caught your eye? Leave a note if you have time then visit my Furniture Fixer Upper friends by clicking the pink text links below the "before" makeovers photo collage....
As always, thanks for being here and have a great rest of the week, Kathy