I’ve been searching for a pretty writing desk. Something very simple and classic.
I love this one from Pottery Barn which runs $1,139.00 – $1,839.00. Whackadoodle.
And this one from Ballard Designs which is $679.00. Yikes.
The other day while thrifting, I spotted this honey of a desk at Goodwill. Simple and classic with pretty Queen Anne legs and a piece of tempered glass on top. Priced at $29.99. Yes, please.
It was in okay shape but the previous owner did a real hack job on the painting. There was a piece of fabric (which I actually like…I kept it for another project!) glued to the top of the desk, so that needed some sanding.
Although I liked the clean and simple look of the desk, it needed a little something. I found a wooden decorative piece at Home Depot on clearance for $2.85. I glued it onto the apron of the desk.
Remember the chair I found at Value Village for $9.99? It too got some glossy white paint. The seat was as flat as a pancake so I added some 2″ foam, batting and fabric for more cushy for the tushy.
Here’s a thrifty tip for ya. A very inexpensive way to cover a chair seat in fabric that coordinates with your bedding is to use a pillow case. It is the perfect size and you can cover two seats with one.
Are ya ready for the after???
The desk got several coats of primer and Rustoleum Glossy White spray paint.
I added some damask wallpaper (left over from another project) to the top of the desk for a little touch of glam. I didn’t adhere it so that I can change it out as I change the bedroom decor.
By adding a pretty lamp, a mirrored frame, some fresh flowers and a mercury glass candleholder I now have a writing desk that rivals the ones from Pottery Barn and Restoration Hardware for a fraction of the cost at just under fifty dollars.
Be sure to stop by tomorrow to see some more before and afters of other fun pieces I added to the writing desk area.