Desk Makeover

Hello WordPress Universe!

I am really excited about this project! It all started when I found this old Ikea desk on Kijiji for $20 (& that included delivery!). The shape is great and I loved that it was real wood however, it had a couple scratches and the tone was a little “blah”.

My colour inspiration came from this lovely buffet table (which I found on… You guessed it! Pinterest):


I went to The Home Depot and spent $25 on a roller, small paintbrush, sandpaper and some CIL Semi-Gloss paint.

The rest was easy enough.. I sanded down the furniture, wiped it clean and did a couple coats. The key to this project was patience and letting the paint dry before the second coat! I didn’t wait quite long enough and ended up scraping off some of the first coat in the process… Ooops!

I am in LOVE with my new desk; Now I just need a beautiful iMac to set on top of it!

Thanks for reading :)

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9 thoughts on “Desk Makeover

  1. inkomplete says:

    Great colour!!! :)

  2. Heather Tiger says:

    Beautiful make-over! Love how cheery and fun the color is, and the lines of the desk are fabulous!

  3. So cute! We chose a similar color :) Can’t go wrong with turquoise.

  4. tokyohamster says:

    I’m so crazy about this color right now – great job! What a great accent piece! I’m going to have to check out this Kijiji :)

  5. Kijiji and Pinterest can be a lethal combination, lol. Love the colour you chose, it’s so juicy. We can now pair our desks and have fire and ice ;)

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