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Furniture Makeover

furniture-makeoverToday I've taken the opportunity to share a desk makeover with you.  This little desk is very old and it is not made out of wood, so it was a bit of a challenge only because I could not do what I originally wanted, which was to sand and re-stain it.  After sanding the top and discovering that it was particle board, there was just no turning back, so I decided to paint it.  The hardest part was deciding on a color, I chose a very light grey for this piece, but who knows what color may lay in it's future.

For this project I used the following:
 
  • primer by Sherwin Williams
  • small foam roller
  • small paint brush for small areas
  • paint stick for mixing
  • paint tray
  • rag
  • gloves
  • sand paper block (grade unknown)
  • grey paint

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This desk is all laminate, so I used a primer by Sherwin Williams with a low odor formula that I had in storage.  For this project I did not sand before priming because this primer adheres wonderfully.
 
After the primer was dry, I lightly sanded it in order for the paint to go on smoothly.  I did not want to use extra chemicals in my paint and since I used a small roller, I did not have to worry about brush strokes.  I cleaned off the dust with a rag to prep for painting.
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I primed once, sanded lightly and then painted the desk with two coats of a satin finish grey paint, I waited until it dried in between coats.  Below is the final finish. 
I waxed it a little with dark tinted furniture wax to add a bit of an aged look, but nothing major.  It'll do for now until I change my mind and give it another color or look with new hardware. 
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What do you think?

2 comments :

  1. I love the desk and appreciate you shared the steps. I am not familiar with a paint pen. What did you use it for? Also I keep looking for your beautiful magnets. They make wonderful gifts. Will you be making them again? Blessings nancythedove@aol.com

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    1. Hi Nancy, thank you for dropping by, great to have you here:-) As for "paint pen" I actually wrote "paint pan", what I meant was tray, so I changed the word to avoid confusion. I did not use a paint pen. And for the beautiful magnets, I know, I miss making them, but I won't have them for this season. I will post about the reason very soon. Enjoy your week!

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