Friday, April 20, 2012

Vintage Desk Revamp

I got this wonderful vintage desk from my niece (grandma gave it to her a few years ago).  Apparently, she was too grown up for purple with white polka dots.  In my excitement to get started, I again forgot to take a good before picture.  However, here is a picture of just the desk without the drawers (they were being sanded).  Just look at all of the ink stains!


I used a stencil to decorate the drawers.  Since I am trying to add white to my family room, I decided to use white as the background and a light tan for the bird stencil (both colors I got from the mis-tint shelves at Lowes).

I love the crystal knobs ~ they give the desk a little sparkle :)

All of the edges were sanded to give a worn look.

Then I painted the desk light tan to match the stencils.  Since, it will be used as my daughter's computer desk for school, so it definitely had to be sealed (she is very, very hard on furniture).  To seal it, I used semi-gloss Minwax poly-acrylic.

 I also lined the drawers with leftover burlap from my curtain project that still needs to be finished. I am searching for affordable vintage rhinestone brooches for the curtain hooks ~ but I digress...that is a post for another day!  Back to the desk...

I used Mod Podge to adhere the burlap inside the drawer.  It worked really well!

I think I love it!  What do you think?  I love to read comments, so let me know :)

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a super awesome weekend!


  1. Deanna it is wonderful! I could use your help with my house. Hint! Hint!

  2. Beautiful! Loving the bird motifs with those glass knobs and using burlap for the liners is brilliant! ~Lili

  3. Love this! Subtle yet striking! I found you from MMS.
    cyndi @ Blue Star Antiques