Ain't she a beauty? My first thought was that it would make a great sewing table, but the need for a office desk comes before my side hobby. We both agreed that if we could make the desk over for less than $50 we had made a good decision. Needless to say the first trip to Lowe's was a bit of a shock since we didn't have ANYTHING to start the project with, our ideal budget went out the window. I had been looking at photos online to get an idea on what to do and fell in love with a turquoise desk and surprisingly didn't have to talk Ian into doing it in that color. With our color picked, primer, brushes, sand paper, and tarps purchased we were ready to begin!
The desk was obviously old when we picked it up, but I didn't notice the little things that were wrong with it until we got it into the garage. The side panels were splitting and there were a few more cracks then we had thought. So another trip to Lowe's for wood glue, putty, and tools was in our future.
Finally everything was dry and we were able to prime the desk. Honestly, I thought this would be a weekend project, I was definitely wrong. Everything is a learning experience, right?
During the week while we were re priming the desk I noticed a neglected bookcase Ian has had for years that wasn't being used for much in our dining room, so since we had enough paint and primer we decided to have a matching office set. You can see a small part of the bookcase in the picture above, I didn't think about taking pictures of the before and after, but it was a mossy green color.