Did you happen to see my $100 DIY office update awhile back?
Well, I got most of my new items at a thrift store, and with a little spray paint, made them much better. I LOVE thrift stores and get so excited when I find the perfect item for next to nothing! THE BEST!Today I’m showing you how I transformed a dated thrift store desk into a glam and modern office desk. Best part is that the desk was only $40, is super sturdy and the perfect size.
I forgot to take a good before photo of the desk (fail), but snapped this one after I already unscrewed the metal legs from the top. As you can see it was a fake wood laminate top and chrome legs. Not the worst thing ever, but not the light and airy look I was going for.
|Big thanks to my assistant, Vivienne for helping me move the pumpkins all around the room.|
I took the legs to the basement and spray painted them a metallic gold. I love the leg detail and think they look much better gold, but I’m slightly gold obsessed. 🙂
I knew if I followed the exact (no sanding) method that we used for painting our kitchen cabinets, I could paint the laminate top a crisp white, no problem. I did one coat of primer two coats of paint and am very happy with the results. It’s holding up quite nicely as well.
Desk top after one coat of primer:
After two coats of paint:
And here’s a shot of the final product.
I love this desk so much, and am so proud of my thrift store update!
Have you upcycled a thrift store desk lately? I love seeing the before and afters, so please share your photos with me. 🙂
8 thoughts on “A CLOSER LOOK // OFFICE DESK UPDATE”
I follow your blog and just bought chairs with a chrome base that I'd like to spray paint gold. Did you you sand the chrome first (mine are peeling a bit). Also what type of gold spray paint did you use? Thank you!!!
Hi Rbon. I didn't sand at all, just wiped the legs down first. I think I used regular metallic gold spray paint…nothing special. I did 2 coats. Good luck and thanks for following my blog!! 🙂
this blog is very nice.
That looks amazing! I love it all. I've been trying to find some good thrift store items to update, so far no luck.
Thank you, Lynsey!! Sometimes I get really lucky, other times I nada, ha. Keep a looking' xoxoxo
Wow! This looks great! I love a good thrift store find too. Makes things so much more creative and personalized. oxox!
Thanks Amanda!! fixing up thrift store items is like crack. 🙂 Thanks so much for stopping by and taking the its to comment. I'm loving your blog!!
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