Tacky Desk Gets An Elegant Makeover

WOW…what a difference!  From tacky yellow with decals to an elegant blue and white with crystal knobs!




And now↓

When I saw this desk…I just knew I had to have it and knew exactly what I wanted to do with it!  I painted the base in white then slightly distressed with a mix of clear and dark wax.  For the top I chose Smokey Slate from Behr.  I brushed a clear wax on the drawers and finished off the top with three coats of Minwax Clear Satin Poly.

 I picked up these crystal knobs from Hobby Lobby.  They added a beautiful softer finish than the original knobs to complete the makeover.


This sweet little desk would be perfect as a writing desk or a vanity.  I have several chairs in stock so you know what I’ll be doing tomorrow…there will be a chair to match this desk by tomorrow evening!  Yay!


Did you notice my daisy bushes?  They have already grown so big and full and they smell so good!  A great way to meet all my guests as they walk up to our front door!  LOVE it!  You have to understand that I do NOT have a green thumb at all, so this is really exciting to have plants that are thriving!


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  1. Beautiful makeover for this desk. i love the shape of it and the glass knobs are perfect.

  2. Love it, Judy! This is just the size piece that would fit in my booth, too. So I’ll be on the lookout for similar here in my neck of the woods. Love the new colors you used on it. Don’t you love the knobs at Hobby Lobby? I have to stay away from that aisle, especially when they are on sale!

  3. Simple changes made a huge impact. Love it:)

  4. It looks sooo adorable now! And, wow, you were right. It really was tacky before! What an amazing transformation! Thanks for sharing it,
    Krista @thehappyhousie

  5. I think we’d be safe in calling the before ‘garish’. She’s very subdued and elegant now! Your flowers are doing really well!

  6. What a transformation – love it!!

  7. You were not kidding–it was really tacky before! Now it is absolutely gorgeous!

  8. So pretty!!
    Thank you for sharing with us at the Give Me The Goods Link Party!

  9. Wow – absolutely beautiful!!!! Love the knobs!!!

  10. Wow, tacky to elegant is absolutely right! I love the new look.

    Holly at Not Done Growing

  11. I love your little desk. Beautiful colors and yes so much better than the tacky yellow. Thanks so much for joining us at Transformed Tuesday.

    Peggy~PJH Designs

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