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I'm not always cutting up furniture, sometimes I "just add paint and hardware".
A few months ago I picked up this desk for a steal—only $7!
Someone had replaced the original hardware with some kind of kitchen cupboard hardware.
That left me with some extra holes to fill. I used some wood putty to fill the holes.
I sanded it back.
I used some Scotch Blue painter’s tape around the edges.
I wanted a glossy white, and I had this Krylon Rust Protector Gloss Enamel. It works on wood too!
I sprayed many light coats—following the instructions on the can for dry times and re-coat times. I removed the tape before the final coat was dry. If I waited, it may not remove cleanly.
Here’s her new look! You can see I taped off the middle of the side drawers to give the desk the look of having a total of five drawers. I think that little extra bit ads a lot to her look.
I added some simple silver knobs in place of that kitchen cupboard hardware that she was sporting.
It’s so amazing how easy spray paint updates a tired, old piece of furniture.
The old gal still has a few blemishes, but I think that gives her character.
I found this chair at a local thrift store that is closing, and got it for 50% off, a mere $6.
I love quick and easy makeovers--but cutting stuff apart and repurposing it is still my favorite project!