So, I had been looking for a desk on CL and at the Thrifty. And, low and behold...I found one!! Yay! For only $4.88----Yay! Yay! Yay!
I started by taking the top off and taking some of the splintering wood off. Then, I sanded the underside to prevent any further splintering. I cleaned up the rest of it and started painting.
I used Valspar "Exotic Sea" spray paint for the body of the desk. I LOVE this deep blue truquoise color!!
Next, I used roll on chalkboard paint for the top of the desk. (I can just imagine a sweet little one doodling away on their new desk).For the wooden parts of the desk...I sanded and used minwax dark walnut stain to freshen it up a bit. This dark walnut provided a beautiful contrast to the deep turquoise body.
Then, Humpty Dumpty was ready to be put back together again...
I added the burlap ribbon to the back...well, because I thought it looked cool (and, I'm slightly obsessed with burlap). So sorry for the bad picture. The "solo" after pic got erased by the "little hands" that play with my phone
This little desk sold within a week of being in our booth at Chelsea Antiques...
I hope you enjoyed the transformation as much as I did!