Vintage Gray {Desk Makeover}

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Yay! The desk is finally done! Well it has been done for about a month now… I was just waiting for those dang pulls to go on sale at Hobby Lobby. Then when they finally went on sale they only had SIX in stock! So yes I blame in on HL for not having this post up sooner. ;)

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I {heart}  my vintage typewriter.

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Remember the before… I was lucky enough to receive this desk for FREE!! My sister n’ law had asked my husband if we wanted this desk… and just as he was about to say no, I said YES! Okay so maybe we didn’t have anywhere to put it at the time… but with a little re-arranging I made it work. I will never pass up a piece of furniture. And you know what I am REALLY loving? Having this extra desk near the kitchen… my counter are no longer flooded with papers… well for now at least. And I can roll down the top so the mess is hidden away (and those little hands).

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Once we got this baby we went straight to work. There’s my little handy man helping us out.

An electric sander is a must!

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We pulled out the mail organizer and all the pulls.

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After it was sanded and cleaned the desk and  gave it a good coat of primer.

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Then I painted it with gravity, but it turned out too light. So I decided it would look good with the 2-tone look and taped off the areas I wanted to stay the lighter gray. THEN I re-painted the rest with vintage gray (from Lowes).  I am so glad I ended up doing the 2-tone look… it gives it great charm!

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After a few days went by I decided I wanted to glaze the desk a little. I went at picked up some glazing medium from Michaels and mixed black, silver and white to create the perfect color I was looking for. I simply painted it on and wiped it off with a wet paper towel. In spots it didn’t take, I just added a little more.

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Finally, I added the new pulls. I think they are quite lovely! :)

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And she is finished! YAY! I was going to stencil the roll top…but I think I’ve decided I’m going to paint the wall and do a stencil across the entire wall.

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I’m thinking maybe a white or light gray base color… with a red quatrefoil stencil. Thoughts??? What would you do?

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 And because I love a good before and after shot… Winking smile

Here it is with the blue stenciled wall finished

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So do you LOVE it as much as I do?!

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Jamielyn Nye

Lifestyle expert, Pinterest tastemaker and blogger at iheartnaptime.com. Jamielyn aspires to reach women, get their creative juices flowing, and to genuinely inspire. When she’s not creating, Jamielyn loves to chase her two little monkeys and snuggle up on the couch with her man.