Vintage Desk – Before and After

Written by The Peaceful Cottage on . Posted in Before and After, Desks, DIY

When I saw this desk at a thrift store it reminded me of a desk my parents had when I was growing up. It has excellent craftsmanship, very sturdy and had been pretty well maintained. I thought it would be fun to update it a little bit.

I sanded it lightly to remove some surface scratches on the top and then painted it an off – white. The paint was “damaged” (there were a couple of drips on the side of the can) and discounted. So for 50% off, you do not get the name of the color… but I really like it.

I replaced the gold hardware with some nickel handles.

When it was all said and done, I kept trying to convince myself that I “need” a new desk… but I don’t so it has already been sold to a very kind lady.

I have linked up with some of the DIY and Before and After Parties going on out there…
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The Peaceful Cottage

I love homes, home design, housekeeping, being a stay at home mom, and spending time at home with my husband. I am hoping to creating a home of peace... filled with the spirit of the Lord. I believe that I can "create peace in my home, when there is happiness therein."

Comments (5)

  • Condo Blues


    A nice before and even better after!


  • pogonip


    I think I have that same desk! I'm painting the base black and staining the top. I can't find the nickel pulls I envision, but I'll work that out eventually.

    Love how yours turned out.


  • Risa


    I love this desk. What kind of paint is it? Did you prime it first? I just bought an old desk and I plan to paint it white. any advice would be greatly appreciated.


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