A Desk Upcycle

I had wanted to get a desk for my daughter. Something that she could do her homework on and her crafting, not to mention a little storage for all those craft supplies she has (like I said, chip off the old block!!!). So I was in search of a good desk for her, but I didn’t want to spend a lot of money on it. I anticipate this desk well be USED and ABUSED!

I stumbled across this desk at a flea market, I picked it up for $15. As you can see, the top left drawer face was broken, so I needed to figure out a solution to cover that up. It was pretty banged up!
With some help from my hubby, we got it sanded down enough to get rid of some of the blemishes. I added some primer and then I got to break out my newest toy…..I used my spray gun for the first time on this project! After the learning curve, we think we have it figured out. I think I will end up LOVING it once I get the hang of it.
I wanted to add a little something to this project, so I decided I wanted to Mod Podge some fabric on the front of the drawers. I should of painted the drawers first before putting the fabric on. Some of the drawers are a little dark with the wood showing through. Ah well, lesson learned I guess! I had my hubby cut some molding and I painted them white. I added the molding to the drawers with some Gorilla Glue. Then all it needed was some cute little knobs and it was done!
I have to say, I am REALLY loving Gorilla Glue!!! I just recently starting use it and it’s amazing! You really do have to read the directions and follow them exactly….but when you do it can work wonders!!!

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  1. I am a new follower of your blog and I have to say, this is beautiful!!! Great job!

  2. Your desk looks terrific! You did great! Visiting from the DIY Club!

  3. YOu go girl…that is awesome. Never would I hav thought that was the same desk.

  4. This is very pretty! Visiting from The Shabby Chic’s link party.


  5. Looks beautiful!
    I’m following from tatertots and jello

  6. Looks beautiful! I bet it will get some great use.

    Visiting from tatertots and jello

  7. I’m just visiting from Tatertots and Jello and I wanted to tell you how adorable it turned out! I LOVE the fabric you chose!

  8. This looks so cute! I love the contrast of the floral and solid pink!

  9. This is such a dramatic makeover!!! I love how ultra girly it is and the fabulous fabric you picked. It’s just so darn pretty! Would love you to join me at A Crafty Soiree, every Thursday.

  10. I love this makeover! The colors are beautiful and I love the added dimension of the molding on top of the fabric colored drawers.

  11. That’s no longer a $15 desk … What a wonderful makeover. I love the idea of the fabric on the drawer front.


  12. This is so pretty! I am redoing my office and have bookmarked this link for a desk inspiration. I found this project through Tatertots and Jello. If you have a free moment, I have a new weekly (I hope!) Linky on my blog called Not “Baaad” Sundays with LambAround. I’d love for you to post this 🙂

  13. Because you used Gorilla Glue, you can also enter our Gorilla Glue contest. Just click on Special Event Parties.

  14. Beautiful transformation! 🙂

    Great job – as usual! Thanks so much for sharing your creativity!


  15. I love this too. You do really great work!

  16. adorable!

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