Friday, December 21, 2012

Desk makeover

My daughter's Christmas bedroom makeover is almost complete....everything except for some surprises Christmas morning!

I posted here with the new bedroom color, and mentioned the desk that needed some TLC.  
I like to show the after picture first - it's usually the prettier picture.

Here's how the desk started....

I found this big crack in it after lifting my sons 20lb gecko house off of it......maybe a little too much weight for an old desk???

This wood filler worked great to seal the crack.

Not my neatest work, but I got the job done :)

I let it sit this way for a couple of days just to be sure it dried and sealed well.

This is how it looked after sanding.

Next came the primer, a couple coats of white paint (swiss coffee), and a top coat of polyurethane.


My daughter really likes the teal blue color that is in some of the desk accessories, so I found this fabric with teal at Joann's and added a seat cushion for her desk chair.

Found this cutie at Staples and just knew her desk had to have it!

There is something about tape and 11 year old girls that go hand in hand.  She has tried to tape everything to her walls for the past few years.  I'm hoping this sophisticated tape dispenser will steer her into more mature taping adventures :)

It's wrapped and under the tree.

Can't you just see it on here?

Have a wonderful, family and friend filled,weekend!


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  1. Petie that looks fantastic! What a sophisticated room for your daughter!! Love the desk makeover!

  2. So great! Love the tape dispenser! Merry Christmas!