Decoupaged Book Page Desk

In my effort to do some stash busting around here I started grabbing furniture from my garage to work on. It’s part of my idea that maybe come Spring cleaning time, my garage might actually resemble a real garage and not a storage unit. In the back of my mind I know it’s probably never possible as I’m always bringing home new finds!
This little desk was a $3 garage sale find. It was so cheap because it was missing a drawer. Something that I could easily deal with. By “me” I mean, I easily asked my husband if he could use the saw and remove the wooden track left behind by the missing drawer. Other than that, it was just a sad little oak desk in need of a face lift!


The desk got a color change with some Heirloom White. There’s not a whole lot that HW won’t fix! I then decoupaged the top of the desk with some French history book pages. The book pages are beautifully aged and worn.


I used Mod Podge to adhear the book pages to the top of the desk and added another coat to the top. Once that was dry I gave the whole thing a few coast of Mod Podge clear acrylic spray.


I found the wood chair curbside. It was red and broken, but it was free. So I hauled it home and it sat around until I finally gave it a little tlc. I decided to paint it black to fit in with the black writing on the book pages. The scale of the chair was perfect for this desk.

What was once a dull little desk, now has plenty of personality!

My old vintage typewriter looks awesome propped on top of the decoupaged book page desk.

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  1. Wow! That is super cute!

  2. that looks fabulous, courtney! great job- i think that desk was perfect for this treatment!

  3. Love it!!!

  4. It’s really nice.

  5. Wow, I am in LOVE with all of it! The desk turned out perfectly, love the vintage book pages and the set up with the typewriter and vintage camera is fabulous! What an awesome find on that desk for $3, woohoo! Pinning this to admire!

  6. Great idea! Its super adorable!

  7. I love this!

  8. Very Cool Idea

  9. wow it turned out beautiful, i love the old typewriter, i would love it if you could stop by and link up at my new party going on now at
    thankyou xxxx

  10. Super cute, Courtney! The entire desk with the old typerwriter is so charming! Love it! 😉

  11. You ARE IN TODAY’S Saturday Spotlight Talent Show, thanks for your super talent. I adore the desk. I also love the typewriter, and one day soon will own a vintage one. In Middle School I took a typewriting class, and Ac’d it. I got 10’s on all my typing papers 10 being the highest.. winks… I just loved it. I have always loved typing and years ago before kids I was a Legal Secretary for 4 years. JUST FYI! Thanks for linking to COM-MONDAY. winks, jen

  12. Oh my this is soooo cute! I love it.


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