With the summer season comes a ton of free time for DIY projects! I have almost a million (hardly an exaggeration) ideas and all the time in the world to work on them. This project has actually been in the making for a while now. It all began when I spotted a beautiful solid wood desk at our local mission. Thirty five dollars later and she was heading home with me!
This feels like it’s becoming a trend, but I forgot to take a proper “before” photo. I did manage to snap this one of a couple of the drawers before painting. I have a couple of during shots as well listed below. I used the same chalk paint that was used for my Entertainment Center.
Here it is before adding the drawers. I painted two coats of the Americana Chalk Paint mostly with a foam roller and a brush in the detailed areas. This paint is extremely easy to work with and a little goes a very long way. I only needed an 8 oz. container to cover this entire desk.
The above is the desk before my brother kindly attached the mirror. This was a mirror that was originally attached to my bedroom dresser. It was mounted with the frame that held it to the original dresser and some additional screws for added support. I also changed out the knobs with cute yellow zig zag pulls from Home Depot.
Overall, I am extremely pleased with the result of this project. Look out for a post on how I organized the drawers (still working on it). I still haven’t painted the mirror frame as I haven’t decided if it would look better white or silver. I thought I would paint the chair to match! What do you all think? Leave a comment below!