Let’s get you caught up. It’s day #74 since we cut our trip short back in March, to return and quarantine ourselves. Feeling the need to do so since we had trampled through Iowa, Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas and back. Making LOTS of stops, with LOTS of human interaction. My quarantine time has not been in vain however. In those 74 days I have worked on many a project and this one was one I had wanted to do for a very long time. In this chalk paint and an old desk makeover post, you’ll see what a difference a coat of chalk paint can make!
about the desk…
I bought the desk for my daughter many years ago. It’s truly old, was looking ragged and I’ve thought about selling it over the years but later changed my mind. You can say I become attached to things.
But it is a cute little desk that has lots of life left in it. It currently sits in one of our rooms upstairs but it was definitely in need of a makeover. I happy to oblige and boy, what a difference!
how to chalk paint an old desk for a makeover
- Thoroughly dusting & wiping down the desk.
- Removing all the hardware and pulling out each drawer for easier painting.
- After which I chose a graphite (soft black) color by combining a gray and black acrylic with plaster of Paris and warm water for a smooth chalk paint.
- If you follow, you know I swear by chalk paint. It’s forgiving, amazing and obliging. One coat of this dark color was all it took as I mixed it a little thicker.
- No chalk paint for the top part! I lightly hand sanded it, wiped it down and applied: two coats of stain and two coats of poly.
She looks stunning, clean and shiny! Very little effort for a grand makeover!
I’ve not only been working on LOTS of projects but doing lots of cooking as well. I’m hoping to be doing a “food” post next. Stay tuned, stay blessed~
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