I'm so excited for this week's "Thrift It" challenge!
Today, I thought I would share my project for the challenge. I made several trips to Goodwill & a couple of our other local thrift shops, over the course of the last few weeks in preparation for this challenge. I did manage to find a few things, but nothing that I could really "upcycle" or makeover for this week's challenge. I was starting to getting discouraged.
Then, I remembered that my mom had purchased a desk at Goodwill couple months back. She was using it as a sewing desk and had been wanting to paint it, but she just hadn't had the time. So, being the good daughter that I am, I offered to paint it for her! :)
Here's a look at her Goodwill Desk Makeover....
Let's take a look at the desk before.....
My mom purchased it for $30.00. It had a really cute shape & I loved the hardware on it, but you can see from the picture, it needed a little love!
So, I took all the drawers out, removed all the hardware, and sanded it all down. Then I gave it a couple coats of primer.
After it was all primed, I started painting. I used a semi-gloss paint for this project & ended up giving it 3 coats of paint total. I followed the directions on the paint can and waited the recommended 4 hours in between coats. I used a 4" foam roller to paint most of the desk surfaces, but did have to use a brush to get into some of the corners & the more detailed areas. We haven't sealed the desk yet, but if you are looking for tips on sealing, check out this post from Centsational Girl. Anytime you are painting furniture with white paint or any light colored paint, you have to be careful using polyurethane, as it tends to "yellow" the piece. Instead, most people will tend to use a furniture wax to seal. You can find more information on waxing in the link above or visit Miss Mustard Seed's post on topcoats & waxes HERE.
Overall, I'm really happy with how it turned out! I think my mom is pretty pleased too!
I had fun a lot of fun styling the desk & taking the photos for this reveal post, so forgive me as we go into image overload here.....
My mom has TONS of little knicks knacks all thru her house, so I borrowed some to make her desk look pretty. I'm gonna stop talking now & just let you enjoy the photos....
Here is another look at the before & after.....
I just love it's crisp, clean new look! Isn't it amazing what a little paint can do?!
Have you ever scored a great furniture piece at Goodwill or a yard sale? I'd love to hear about it!!
I hope you enjoyed this project!!
I can't wait to see what you guys have been working on!! Don't forget to link up with us tomorrow for the "Thrift It" challenge!!
I'm sure there will be tons of thrifty finds linked up! Even if you don't have a project to share, be sure to come browse through the links! You're sure to be inspired!!
If you link up on just ONE of our blogs, your project will be see on all NINE sites!! So, get those projects completed & get your posts ready!!
If you don't have a blog, I would still LOVE for you to join in!! Share a picture of your upcycled thrifty find with me on my Facebook Page! I will be sharing some of my favorites over the course of the week!
I hope you all have a beautiful Sunday!!
Linking up here....
Before & After Party at Thrifty Decor Chick
Monday Funday at Uncommon Designs
Better Mom Mondays at The Better Mom
Get Your Craft On at Today's Creative Blog
Tutorials & Tips Tuesday at Home Stories A to Z
Transformation Thursday at Shabby Creek Cottage
Furniture Feature Friday at Miss Mustard Seed
Weekend Wrap-Up Party at Tatertots and Jello
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