I have had this wooden desk of my grandpa Sonny's since I was very young. It was in my bedroom for most of my life growing up and it came with us when Mitchell and I were married. We've used it for various things, but for the past two years, it has been sitting, unused, in a garage. I hated that it was just taking up space and collecting dust. It's a nice, solid wood desk!
As I mentioned before, my in-laws bought me a new sewing machine for Christmas and I immediately knew where I would put it. I had the perfect desk! :0) I also knew a fun project was coming up because, let's be honest, this desk has seen it's better days, aesthetically speaking.
So, I turned this:
|Old picture I just happened to find!|
In to this:
Pictures really don't do it justice! The top was done by using Mod Podge to adhere scrapbook paper to the desk and then I gave it three coats of polyurethane to seal it. The paint is an eggshell white / antique white that we color-matched to the scrapbook paper.
I originally wanted to buy pretty crystal handles/drawer pulls on it, but after discovering they run $10-20 each (and needing six of them!), I quickly decided that wasn't going to happen.
I think it turned out well! It looks a lot better than it did and the desk works very nicely as a sewing desk. :)