Before... drab, unexciting, partially sanded, but great bones.
And, After... fun, bold, unique, and anything but understated.
Here are some more close-up, detailed pics in case you haven't gotten enough...kinda like me.
(I scored the bold hexagon contact paper at Marshall's)
(lovin' the Greek Key detailing on the corners that pop now that it's painted)
(cute crystal-looking pulls from Target - 4 pulls for $13)
(I just dig the colored pencils in the white pitcher...)
Isn't that contact paper AMAZING?!?! It was super easy to work with, so I'll be on the contact paper train a little more often now...
Here is a quick breakdown of what we did:
1) Remove hardware (including pulls and hinges), drawers, and drop-down door
2) Sand with a belt sander/mouse sander
3) Dust everything off
4) Prime desk frame, drawers, and drop-down door with spray primer
5) Spray paint desk frame, drawers, and drop-down door - let dry overnight
6) Spray paint hinges - let dry overnight
7) Apply 2 coats of chalkboard paint to recessed portion of door with sponge brush - let cure for 48 hours
8) Measure, cut, peel, and apply contact paper
9) Place drawers back in desk, and re-install hinges and door
10) Install new hardware pulls
11) Draw what ever pattern you like with some chalk on your chalkboard - or write a word like "Desk" or "Welcome", or make a To-Do List or keep a running game of Tic-Tac-Toe. Options are endless!
Voila! We love the finished product and hope you do to. Please let me know if you have any questions about what we used or how we did it.