Desk Project–Before and After

Pretty shortly after we got married, I was given a desk by a friend of a friend. It wasn’t in bad shape, but it certainly needed a little TLC. Over the past week, with the help of my extremely patient and encouraging husband, I refurbished it. And I’m in love!

Here’s where things started–scraping off laminate.

IMG_2274And…done! Check out that nasty black mark.

IMG_2279That mark alone will prove to take hours and hours of sanding. I wish I were kidding.

Sanded! Black mark, be gone!

IMG_2303Post sanding, I sealed with three coats of sealing stuff (the technical term), and then painted the drawer fronts and the paneling.


I’m so thrilled. One of my vision board goals for the year was to create a functional, yet visually appealing work space. I’m not there yet, but I’m well on my way! Any suggestions for what to do with the wall behind my desk will be welcome. Until that point, I’m going to breathe a deep sigh of relief and satisfaction for a job well done!


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