Happy Halloween y’all! I have something frightening to share with you… this hideous, scary looking desk. I picked it up from my Habitat Restore for $30. I have been looking for a desk to use in my sewing/craft room. I could see the potential. (Hubby, however, walked right passed it without seeing the desk in the garage. Maybe he was just not paying attention, or MAYBE I have too many unfinished projects in the garage that he didn’t notice the addition!)
After removing the hardware and cleaning the desk, I lightly sanded the piece before applying a coat of primer. The primer I bought said it would seal on glossy surfaces, but after doing a test patch, I could scratch the primer off. No short cuts. Sanding was necessary. Two coats of Decorator White from Home Depot and the dresser was done. I did sand the edges for a distressed look. Not bad for $30 and a little elbow grease! I highly recommend wandering your local thrift store. Finding something unloved and bringing it back to life is fun and you will be proud of yourself with the results! Happy shopping!