Hubby and I found this adorable vintage school desk when we were out antiquing. I couldn’t help but take it home and give it some love. This DIY will certainly take this sad little desk to the head of the class.

Hubby and I found this adorable vintage school desk when we were out antiquing. I couldn't help but take it home and give it some love. This DIY will certainly take this sad little desk to the head of the class.

 

This was what the school desk looked like before the DIY.

 

school desk 1

 

Lots of personality on the desk. I love the name and the heart with the smiley.

 

school desk 2

 

I used Annie Sloan’s Chalk Paint in Primer Red from Purple Painted Lady and leftover chalkboard paint.  Although the white is in the picture, I didn’t end up using it.

 

school desk 3

 

Step one was to paint the desk portion and the back of the chair in chalkboard paint.  I ended up painting four coats to get it to where I wanted it.

 

school desk 4

 

Next I painted the remainder of the chair in Primer Red, leaving the seat and one of the slats.  Final step was to add some dark wax to the entire chair.

 

school desk 5

 

I like the chalkboard on the back so you can write your child’s name in chalk.

 

school desk 6

 

Items like this are now for sale in our eBay store – check out our Fortitude Collection and 100% of profits from this collection go directly to Pink Fortitude, LLC’s breast cancer advocacy.

 

school desk 8

 

I am so excited with how it turned out!  Pin it to your favorite DIY board and let me know what you think!

 

Hubby and I found this adorable vintage school desk when we were out antiquing. I couldn't help but take it home and give it some love. This DIY will certainly take this sad little desk to the head of the class.

 

Love, hugs and getting schooled.

hollysig

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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