Monday, March 28, 2016

Coastal Style Casual Desk Makeover

I recently found this cute desk on Craigslist and couldn't wait to give it a new look! I LOVE all things beachy/coastal so it was easy for me to know what I wanted to do with it!


The desk was in great shape, but for me it lacked interest!

Now, It has lots of character, color and interest! I love it!

I used a soft white chalk paint on the outside and Dixie Belle's Sea glass on the inside!

I added a new knob on the door and painted the drawer knobs and handles in a beachy blue! This hardware is gorgeous! I found a pack of four in Marshall's!

 I chose this scroll stencil to add a bit of interest to the edge!

 I added more detail by using a starfish and coral stencil to the  top of the drawers!

I don't have a finished picture yet for the front as I am deciding what phrase to write. Here is what it looks like!

Thanks so much for stopping by! 
I'll be posting a picture on my facebook page soon!

I finally decided that the word "Beach" would be an appropriate choice to put on the desk and LOVE how it turned out!

I used this transfer technique.
 I printed out the picture, then rubbed over the words on the back of the page. It helps to tape it to a window because the light will show you where to cover! You then place it right side up so and start to trace around the words, so that the charcoal will rub off onto the desk. When completed, I took a bronze permanent marker and basically colored in the words!

Have a great day!

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  1. Hi Shirley,
    I popped over from Coastal Charm where your magnificent desk secretary makeover is featured. I love your color choices and all the detail you put in to this desk. I also like everything beachy, and would love for you to come by my blog and see my desk secretary makeover: I'm now following you and am looking forward to catching up on your posts and projects.

    1. Hi Doreen, thank you so much! I would love to see your desk and I'll be sure to follow you back! Have a great week!

  2. Such a great project. pretty desk made even prettier and I love the transfer. Stopping by from Coast Charm. Have a great Monday!
    XO Barbara

  3. Christine @ Twisted Lane DecorApril 19, 2016 at 12:23 AM

    I love the colours you used on this one, I just finished the almost the exact same little piece.


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