Hey friends! Today I am participating in a fun blog hop called Thrifty Under $50 hosted by my friend Beth from Homes Stories A to Z!
For my Thrifty Under $50 challenge, I decided to show you the makeover I did on this desk I found at the Habitat Store!!
Now, when I bought it, it didn’t look sanded down like the picture below. :) I forgot to snap a picture before I started sanding…oops!
But the desk had good bones and was ONLY TWO DOLLARS!!! YES! Only $2.00!! I knew that with a little TLC, this desk would be perfect for a little office space that I need to create in my master bedroom.
If you have followed my blog for a while, you know that I created an office in one of our small bedrooms. The craft closet in that room is one of my most pinned projects on my blog. But after my son’s Blind Audition on The Voice, he desperately needed a space in the house to become his “music studio.” So I reluctantly gave him my office and decided to create a work space in my master bedroom.
With just a little bit of paint, I transformed my $2.00 desk into a bright cheery workspace!
Isn’t it fun? I brought some of my accessories from my previous office, and created a great spot for me to work on my computer and other tasks.
To make my old desk look brand new, I used these products…
The oil based painted gives my desk surface a smooth, durable finish and is easy to apply with a small foam roller. I applied two coats on my desk, letting it cure over night in between coats. I used the spray paint for my drawer pulls.
I told my four boys that this space is OFF LIMITS! :) They always seemed to make big messes in my previous office, so having this little space in my master bedroom all to myself is super wonderful.
I love to grab fresh tulips from Kroger’s whenever I go and get groceries. Tulips make me happy. :)
The metal tray below is from IKEA.
For the handles on my desk, I removed them with a screw driver and spray painted them with oil rubbed bronze seen above.
I love the pull out board on the right side of my desk that creates more work space for me.
You can see some of the “old school charm” of this desk right below the pencil in this picture…
I could have sanded those nicks and and scraps smooth, but I love seeing them! It adds character!
I found this cute little coffee cup at Marshall’s and use it when I am working here to remind me to DREAM BIG about my blog, about my kiddos, and about life in general!
This little “It is well with my soul” sign is a new addition from Hobby Lobby. It’s one of my all time favorite hymns and a great reminder of what is most important in my life.
So what do you think?! Not bad for just two bucks, right?
Next stop on the Thrifty Under $50 blog hop is Liz from Love Grows Wild! You are going to LOVE her project!
Here are the rest of the amazing Thrifty Under $50 makeovers: