Welcome back awesome friends! Today I’m here with my last furniture piece of my Winter thrift store haul woohoo! It’s this desk that I picked up for $34.95:
Remember the set of night tables that someone had just dropped off at the thrift store and the guy sold them to me for $10 each? This desk is the reason I was driving around back in the first place! I’ve included a few affiliate links so you can find the products I love.
I figured $35 wasn’t too bad for this little desk since all the drawers were working well, and it appeared to be in decent shape aside from the top having some issues. I sanded the top with my rotary sander first and then I realized there were quite a few scratches on the body and the drawers that needed to be filled before I could paint. I filled those with Dixie Belle’s Mud in brown:
Once it was dry, I sanded with 220 grit sandpaper wrapped around an old foam sanding block.
The best way to stop bleed through
I knew this one would be a real bleeder with that cherry wood, so I gave everything a coat of BOSS in white and let it dry overnight. The top where I had sanded definitely needed a second coat:
It looked all kinds of pink! I gave everything one more coat of the BOSS in white and let it sit another night and it was ready for paint! Allowing for plenty of dry time is key!
I painted two coats of Cotton for solid coverage:
You can see how I paint and sand furniture in action HERE.
So much better!
I just love a classic white makeover! And my booth could use some simple white pieces as well. The antique mall where my booth is is closed for now, but this gives me a chance to get ahead I guess!
I replaced the original wooden knobs with these glass knobs from Hobby Lobby:
Luckily, I had enough in my stash since we are stuck at home!
This awesome clock came from HomeGoods a couple of years ago.
I decided to have a little fun with the drawers. They originally looked like this inside:
They were just ugly, so I decided to wrap pretty much the whole drawer in fabric:
And again, because I had to use what I already had on hand, this is the only fabric that I had enough of in a color I wanted to use. I loved it so much when I originally found it to use on my secretary desk that I bought several yards of it. Good thing!
I wanted a fabric with a black background so I wouldn’t have to prime the drawers first. This cherry wood surely would have bled through any light colored fabric I used had I not primed (BOSSed) first!
How to Cover a Drawer in Fabric
Here’s how I covered these:
1. First, I used my rotary cutter and cutting mat set to cut one piece of fabric that would wrap from one outside bottom edge, down into the drawer, and up out the other side and to that bottom edge. Using a tape measure like you would use for sewing makes it easier to measure.
2. I applied Matte Mod Podge to each section using a cheap chip brush, starting with the outside.
3. I continued to apply the Mod Podge and attach the fabric. I did have to cut out a small strip at the top front for this particular style of drawer. I kept going until all sides were covered.
4. Then I measured and cut a piece for the back and front insides and attached those.
They look so much better, and I actually want to put my things in them now!
I added another pull from Hobby Lobby to the middle to simulate a drawer just for some added pretty detail…
Don’t forget my friends have furniture flips of their own to share today!
I hope you enjoyed this project and hopefully my friends and I were able to give you a distraction from all the insanity, even if for just a little while!
I only have one more piece left!!
If you missed anything, you can catch up below!
I just have this tray left:
Because this tray is so simple, I also have another $5 thrift store find I’ll be sharing as well!
UPDATE: See how this tray looks now and check out a BONUS makeover HERE now!
Stay safe and stay sane!!
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