Desk and chair makeover with chalkboard paint

Last Friday I posted several pictures of projects I planned to work on (and get done) over the weekend. There were 4.

Oops, there should have been 5. I was in a hurry to post that morning and didn’t readily come across the photo of this desk I was working on.



I’m not making this up just because I finished it.

Pinky swear.

It was on my list right from the beginning.

Well in that post were several items I picked up that day, one being the white dresser that I added the pink paper strip down the center.finished dresser 003

And another was this desk with no feet. Poor thing.


And this chair. (wow, look at the dust on that!)


The first thing I had to do, found some new feet for this desk.


I pulled out my stash.


Curb shopping tip: Never pass by a couch without stopping to snag the feet! They simply screw off in most cases and will save you tons of money over store-bought.

064Hmmm, wrong size…….


Nope, they don’t really match.

Aha! These will do. Just need to cut a couple of inches off the bottom…….


Time to prime…..


Never a fun job.


Then on to paint. Very conveniently, the paint is almost the same color as the primer. Gotta love grey!

Can’t forget the chair… This is actually the second coat of paint on this. Told you it looked the same as the primer!

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Added a woven rug from Real Deals for the seat cushion.


Then some handy dandy chalkboard paint. I’m still working on the original quart I bought 2 years ago. I can’t believe how far this stuff goes!

Ok, this is where I forgot to take any pictures. But you wanted to go straight to the end anyway, right?


And now it’s a desk for my daughter’s house.


See this hole in the top?


I was too lazy to fill it….


And it makes a perfect pen holder!


Erin had to mark it hers when I showed it to her on Sunday.

I think she was afraid her brother might claim it when he came over.


I painted the little box with chalkboard paint too, to match the desk. 002

We had fun thinking up things to write on the drawers for the photos.

I forgot to mention the black spray paint job on the original handles. It’s still missing one handle, but I loved the originals so much I decided to keep them with it. The drawer that’s missing the handle is actually part of the drawer above it (a tall file drawer) That handle would have been just for looks anyway. Someday I hope to find a similar one to match.


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