Goodwill Desk Makeover
A desk makeover of a found at Goodwill desk is a favorite furniture makeover.
This desk got a makeover and now has an updated look.
Desk Before the Makeover
Here is what the desk looked like when I found it at Goodwill.
The finish was in rough shape, but the desk was solid and I knew that I could make it beautiful.
I was immediately drawn to this desk because of the pretty scrollwork on the front and also because of the unique design of the drawer pulls.
Steps to Makeover the Desk
I started by giving the desk a good cleaning with Simple Green.
The desk then needed a few repairs and after they were complete, it was sanded.
For the finish, I used these products:
- DecoArt Americana Decor Chalky Finish Paint in Everlasting and Vintage (Look for it at Michael’s.)
- Metallic Finish Paint (Similar to what I used.)
- DecoArt Americana Decor Soft Touch Varnish
DecoArt Americana Chalky Finish Paint in Everlasting was used on the front of the desk and drawers.
The top of the desk and drawer pulls were painted with DecoArt Americana Chalky Finish Paint in Vintage.
Gold Metallic Finish Paint was dry brushed on both the scrollwork and on the medallions behind the drawer pulls.
The entire piece was then sealed with Americana Decor Soft Touch Varnish.
I love the combination of these three colors.
The End Result
I love the end result of this makeover!
Shortly after I finished painting the desk, I discovered the chair that I painted to match it at our local Habitat Restore.
I really liked its design and it’s actually pretty comfortable to sit on.
My mom told me that it looks like chairs that teachers used to have long ago, so perhaps it originated in a school.
I painted it to match the desk and to me, they look like they were always a pair.
Here you can better see the pretty scrollwork on the front of the desk.
This desk has six side drawers plus a large one in the middle.
History of the Desk
This desk originally came from Sears.
When I researched Harmony House, I discovered that Sears carried all sorts of products marketed under this brand from 1940 to 1969.
This desk was taken to my shop at Blue Sky Cottage where it sold very quickly.
I hope that the new owner loves it as much as I do!
If you like this makeover, I’d love for you to pin it to one of your boards on Pinterest for others to discover.
Wow! This makeover is just gorgeous! I love the blue and white! I bet it will sell quickly. The chair looks perfect with it too!
Love it! The color combo is so pretty! The chair’s the perfect match!
Beautiful redo, love the lines of that piece great find from goodwill, the metallic really finishes it off nicely too.
Wow, it’s a beauty Paula!! Love the colors you chose too. 🙂
OMG, your transformation is beautiful. Love your color choices. Congrats on such a gem!
What an incredible makeover. Love those colors. We’re featuring your project tomorrow on our weekend features post! Have a great weekend. 🙂
Paula–I am just trying my hand are refinishing and haven’t quite mastered the sanding. Can you give me some helpful tips
Hi, Jeannie! I use a palm sander on flat areas and like to use foam block sanders for curves and smaller parts. I buy these buy the box at Lowe’s.
Such a beautiful makeover! Love the color! So glad you shared it at our party… featuring you this Thursday! Hope you have a great week 🙂
Wow! What a beautiful transformation on this desk and chair! I love it!
This is so pretty! Well Done! You do beautiful work! Please come and share! I would love it if you would join in on my Making Broken Beautiful party! It starts 6:00pm (MST) this Thursday September 10 and I would love to have you join up each week!
Smiles for a great week!
Hello, if you are ever interested in selling this, please let me know. I’m not in your state but I collect this brand of furniture. It’s by Harmony House from Sears and I have the kitchen buffet that matches it exactly.
Thank you so much for writing to me, Natalie! I did not know that this piece was from Sears. I wish that I could sell it to you since you have the matching kitchen buffet, but I sold it to a local person who purchased it for her granddaughter.
I really appreciate your visit to my blog.