Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Thrifted Desk Makeover

I've been looking for a desk for a while now, but couldn't justify spending major money on it since I'm not sure entirely how much I'll use it. I decided to just keep checking in at my local thrift store every now and then, and luckily I found this "beauty" for $39 after only about 3 weeks of hunting!
This is a picture of it on it's side with the glass removed...didn't think to take pictures before, and didn't feel like reassembling

The desk was going in our bonus room, and the hubsters desk that's already in there is white, so I spray painted it with a primer (no pics, sorry), then used one of the many sample size paints we bought when testing out colors for our kitchen to paint the desk. The color is from Home Depot and is Behr's Baked Brie.
I went to JoAnn's Fabric and picked out this fabric...

then wrapped it around the upper glass part of the desk after my husband was nice enough to carry it all upstairs for me! The fabric's held on by scotch tape now, so I should probably find a more permanent solution, but I just couldn't wait long enough to find/figure one out.

What do you think!? I'm so excited! This was my first furniture makeover and I love it! I need to get a couple baskets to put along the bottom and hold some things, and now I need a desk chair, but I love the way it turned out! Here's a side by side before and after for the fun of it...


  1. I have never seen your blog before, but noticed your post on younghouselove for a pinterest invite. I would love one if still avaible. I'm off to check out your blog! I like what I see so far.

  2. Wow! I would never have thought to use fabric over the glass -- fantastic! Not too bad for a first make over if you ask me!!

  3. Super cute....good fabric choice! Welcome to the DIY world!

  4. It looks great! Love that you used a fabric for the top!

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  5. Looks great! I love that fabric, and great idea to wrap it around the glass. Visiting from Remodelaholics Anonymous party.

  6. Very cute! I'm fairly new to the refinishing furniture thing too, and have only done a couple of pieces! I keep stopping and looking at them, so thrilled with the results! I'd stop and stare at yours too, it came out AWESOME! Great idea to use fabric, it really adds some incredible dimension to it!

  7. How cute and really creative! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at Inspiration Friday this week! :-)

  8. It looks really good, you did a fantastic job

  9. I love this! The fabric is so adorable and the whole makeover is awesome!

  10. very nice job!
    thanks for linking up to catch as catch can

  11. Love it! Such a nifty idea! Most of my "for myself" projects are kinda shoved together, sticky tape features strongly in my work too ;)

    Thanks for linking this up at H&H, sorry I'm a bit slow getting around to everyone's great projects!