Feb 21, 2013

Vintage Metal School Desk Before & After

Remember my post a short time back about this metal school desk I found a few weekends ago?


Well I finally got around to finishing it.




 It took me a while because shortly after I started it I came down with the flu, and then strep, and then strep again.  But here she is and she's up for grabs.






I started by removing the top and sanding down the bottom to achieve a smooth surface to work with. I spray painted the bottom with Rust-Oleum Charcoal spray paint and then I marked off the middle section with a herringbone pattern, and did an awful lot of taping and painting using a homemade chalk paint recipe. I used a spay lacquer to finish the bottom off.

I discovered quickly that the top was just a piece of MDF that was covered in a faux wood veneer so I decided the easiest thing to do would be to paint it with chalk paint.  Since I used white and wax has a tendency to stain white paint I topped it off with three coats of Polycrylic.


Shared with:
Live, Laugh, Rowe
House of Hepworths
Simple Home Life
The Shabby Creek Cottage
Craftberry Bush
Design, Dining & Diapers
Liz Marie
Silver Pennies
Miss Mustard Seed
If It's Not Baroque
Parlo & Logi

18 comments:

  1. Love it!! Is it for sale? {giggle}. Thanks so much for linking up!

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    1. Actually it is for sale in my Etsy shop.

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  2. What a cute transformation! This is awesome! I found you at Link Up With Me, Liz Marie. Thank you for sharing your project!

    ~Abby =)

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  3. So funky! I couldn't even begin to figure out how to paint that pattern, great job!

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    1. It wasn't too bad. I've been considering posting a quick tutorial on how I achieved that pattern.

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  4. This looks fantastic. Great transformation. I am hosting a link party and would love it if you would link up. http://www.ifitsnotbaroquedesignblog.blogspot.com/

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  5. This is ADORABLE. Love it!!

    Stephanie @ thestyledsoul.wordpress.com

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  6. I'm so glad you're feeling better! I love how your desk came out. It looks so sleek! Thanks for sharing it at Silver Pennies Sundays! x

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  7. I am featuring your vintage desk today on my blog. Thanks for linking it up. I really love it. This week's party starts later today, I hope that you will link up again. Thanks.

    http://www.ifitsnotbaroquedesignblog.blogspot.com/

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  8. This is amazing! I love everything about it, the color, the shape, the design!

    It would make my day if you would share this sometime on my blog's weekly Friday link up party!

    www.parloandlogi.com/category/f-it-friday/

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  9. This is just beautiful! The herringbone pattern you have done is amazing :)

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  10. Amazing work! I love the design and colors and a vintage desk always makes me smile. I featured your work at my link party!

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