Yard sale find... before and after

So I posted before about my yard sale finds. Got one thing done and two more ALMOST done. Wanted to go ahead and post the desk that I finished for my 9 year olds room.

Spent $15 at a yard sale....

and about $15 on paint...

I didn't sand this. Just wiped it down a bit and sprayed it with a coat of Kilz.

Used Rustoleum Spray Paint in Warm Yellow. Just one coat but took me two cans.

Then I used the Valspar Tinted Glaze in Mocha.

There are lots of good tutorials out there on glazing but the one I liked the most was from All Things Thrifty (absolutely one of my favorite go to blogs) check it out! :)

I brushed the glaze on and then wipped off with a rag. I didn't do a second coat of this but did "dry brush" the desk a bit to give it a little bit more of a brown color and "streaky" wood look. I'm sure those are technical terms!

I spray painted the hardware with a gloss brown spray paint and screwed them back on!

So easy!!!! And I love the way it turned out. The 9 year old isn't as impressed though! Go figure!!!

Once the hubby's here I'll get him to move it out of the garage and into the house! :)

This is posted on Thrifty Decor Chick link party. There are some great ideas over there! :)



  • Jennifer | May 7, 2011 at 10:01 PM

    I absolutely love the color of this! I would have walked by this desk at a yard sale, but now it looks fabulous!! Visiting from TT&J - we're neighbors!

    - Jenn @ Social Salutations

  • Tauja @ Simply Mod Mom | May 18, 2011 at 6:44 PM

    What a fab re-do! Love the paint color choice! Thanks for the great tutorial-you may have inspired me to try my hand at painting my old sewing table!

    Great blog!

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