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It’s Themed Furniture Makeover Day! Each month our DIY Furniture Girls group make over a piece of furniture with a theme. This month our theme is neutral. A desk that I found at Goodwill is my makeover piece.
This desk is Ethan Allen and is solid in its construction. The yellow paint is from the factory and the top is laminate. It was pretty ugly in its before state but immediately upon spotting it at Goodwill thought that it would be a great candidate for a makeover.
The Goodwill worker who helped Mr. SP load it into our truck thanked him for getting it out of the store. I’ll bet if he could see it now, he would be surprised!
I knew I wanted to paint this desk a neutral white but decided to jazz it up a bit with metallic gold accents.
After cleaning, doing some minor repairs, and sanding the desk, it was painted with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Pure White.
The top was stenciled with a Herringbone Pattern Furniture Stencil from Royal Design Studio using Metallic Gold paint by Ralph Lauren. Instead of waxing this piece, I sealed it with General Finishes High Performance Top Coat. (Paint and sealer links are affiliate.)
The top drawer of the desk and also the two larger ones on the side were accented with the same gold paint used to do the stencil. I also accented the grooves in the legs with this paint.
I originally thought that I would line the drawers with paper but later decided that the wood is too pretty to cover.
If you are a regular here on the blog, you’ve probably noticed that this is the third desk that I’ve made over this year. I’m finding that I like to work on desks! I kept this desk and sold this one in my shop.
I’m working on a chair to go with this desk and they both will be for sale at the May Market that we are hosting at the shop on May 6 and 7. If you are local, mark your calendar for this event!
I would love for you to pin this project for others to discover!
You can see all of my Themed Makeover Day projects here.
I can’t wait to see what the DIY Furniture Girls share for this month’s neutral challenge. Click on the links below to see each project shared.