Vintage Writing Desk Makeover
Oh snap, y’all. The very first piece of furniture for the guest bedroom is IN!!!
She’s a cute and slightly sophisticated little thing, but she didn’t start out that way.
And she showed up for a whopping $25 on Craigslist just in time for this month’s Trash to Treasure Transformation Tuesday. (You can see the rest of this month’s thrifty makeovers at the end of this post.)
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You know those cheesy 90s high school movies where the main storyline is about the nerdy girl with glasses and suddenly there’s a makeover montage ending in the perfect little black dress, the glasses are removed, and voila she’s the supermodel popular girl? (What happened to those?)
This desk reminds me of that.
If you’ve been following along on our planning phase of the guest bedroom, we had the style identity crisis, the furniture layout conundrum, and the mood board brain splatter before finally making things happen in here.
One thing we definitely needed though was a really small desk with just enough room for my mother-in-law since she sometimes works from our house on random days.
It took two coats of Fusion Mineral Paint in Coal Black, a quick makeshift replacement shelf with a 1×6, a new pair of aged brass knobs, and she was a whole new desk.
I found this vintage rattan chair for $17 at Goodwill the other day too.
We got around to painting the walls and gray trim (be still my heart) this week too, and it’s already like a brand new room in here!
And Robert hung up these green velvet curtains that are even better in person than I thought they’d be. Ahhh! So good! I still have to hem them and hang up the others, but I’m a FAN!
This corner is just a little snack of what’s to come. I finally found a secondhand cane headboard last week too, and I cannot wait to get my hands on it.
You can see the rest of this month’s Trash to Treasure makeovers from my T2T blogger friends here:
Clockwise from top left:
Artsy Chicks Rule | Prodigal Pieces | Girl in the Garage | Confessions of a Serial DIYer
And if you want more furniture makeover ideas you can see them all here along with tips for painting furniture here.