Old School Desk Makeover

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About: My name is Stephanie and I'm a DIY addict. I'm constantly working on new DIY projects or crafts, dreaming up new projects, or just tearing up our home to remodel and update it.

You know that the kids from Goonies found that treasure map in their attic? And you know how the news will occasionally have a story about people buying an old house and finding some valuable art or historical item left behind in the attic? Well, friends, I too was lucky enough to find some left behind treasure in the attic of our house. Yes!!!! It may not be valuable or even treasure to other people, but I loved it instantly. It was a rusty old school desk and chair.

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Step 1: Updating the Finish

The laminated top and what I'm guessing was powdered-coated frame, couldn't be stripped. I scrubbed the rusty frame with a wire brush and refinished it with this Rust-oleum spray paint.

The seat was stripped with Citri-strip. Then I painted it with a base coat of latex. The stripes took a couple days because you have to wait for each layer to dry before putting the painters tape on for the next series of stripes.

Step 2: Close Up

I love the detail of the stripes. If I ever need to redo this seat, I'd probably stain the seat before adding stripes. But it's such a cute desk and the kids love playing at it.

Step 3: Check Out This Dresser Remodel

Have you seen how I converted this dresser into a bathroom vanity and toy storage? Follow this link to the dresser remodel instructable.

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    Livy123

    1 year ago

    that looks great