It’s time for a big TA-DA! The first pieces of furniture I’ve redone are officially up for sale.
This would be the desk and I chair I purchased separately at a thrift store.
I’m so pleased with the way they turned out. And I am just hoping and praying for the right buyer to come along and love them as much as I do!
I did my first distressing job on these. I went with a pretty light hand. I don’t like things to look too beat up.
Speaking of distressing, I do believe it is the perfect way for my kids to help on these kinds of projects. I mean, spray paint? No way. Hand painting chevron lines? Probably not. But distressing furniture?? Now there’s something my kids are really good at! Woo hoo!! 😉
The desk came with the original hardware all attached, which rocked. So I gave that a coat of black lacquer.
I lined the drawers with some scrapbook paper that had some cool, inspirational quotes on it. Just a little pick-me-up when you open the drawers.
Aren’t these legs gorgeous?
I’m so proud of this set! The cost of buying the pieces and the paint to cover them TOTALED about $30 but it did take quite a bit of time to hand paint and distress everything and there is a nice coat of Polycrylic for durability. So, there you have it.
In case you missed it, here’s the before:
Thrift store pieces with a thoughtful facelift.