This desk used to be in the kid’s bedroom.
Kids never use a desk in their bedroom, at least mine never did.
The kids will get a window seat with toy bins underneath, much more practical than a desk.
Here’s how I changed the desk:
1. sanded (120 grit)
2. paint two coats (Martha Stewart rainwater, eggshell finish)
3. sanded to distress (120 grit)
4. stain (Minwax special walnut)
5. poly two coats (Minwax clear satin finish)
Added new hardware (chrome utility pulls):
I can say for certain I will make more use out of the desk in the next week then my kids ever did in the last five years.
Some detail shots:
The color choice was pulled from our duvet cover:
One last side by side:
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