Garage Sale Desk Makeover

White Desk DIY Chalk Paint Makeover

Every year, a large neighborhood in our community has a huge garage sale. You can score some great finds if you are strategic! I was able to get this desk for a really good price and decided to use chalk paint to bring it to life and give it a new look. See below for the Before and After for this easy DIY!

Garage Sale Desk + DIY Chalk Paint + Sandpaper = Fun Furniture Before and After Project

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The dresser was in pretty good condition! There was some wear on the top, but I just sanded that smooth with an Orbital Sander.

I immediately knew that I was going to paint this white {mostly because it’s an easier sell in my booth}. I liked the hardware, but planned to paint it black for a good contrast. So…I decided to paint the first layer black, so that black would show through the white when I distressed the desk. I only concentrated on the areas where I would be doing a lot of distressing. {which it looks like ended up being most of it 😂}

I then used my HomeRight Finish Max Paint Sprayer to give the desk and all of the drawers a complete paint job inside and out with DIY Chalk
Paint in Ultra White.

And then gave it a good sanding for that distressed look!

I finished by sealing the desk and drawers with Annie Sloan clear wax and adding the black spray painted hardware. { I actually gave the top 2 coats, since the desk would get a lot of wear!}

I really like how it turned out! In fact, so did my daughter!! She decided that she wanted to use the desk in her room, as opposed to the Vanity that was she had been using. Of course I said Yes!! I am always game for a Bedroom Makeover!! See that vanity makeover here!

Voila! This is the final product!

I didn’t end up distressing it as much as I had originally planned because it was going to be used in my daughter’s room, which was now going to be redecorated in Black & White Glam! ❤️

Until next time, my friends!

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