Ah it’s back to the ORC weekly update. I use to love Thursdays with my normal Treat Yo Self posts, but now they stress me a bit. You see for the One Room Challenge created by Linda from Calling it Home you need to transform a space in 6 weeks and I decided to get on board on a whim and with no real plan. So every week I stress out about what I’m going to tackle in the room, because I don’t know before hand.
This week I was on the hunt for the perfect desk/vanity and I found it while thrifting last week. This lovely vintage bamboo desk had just gotten marked down to $38 and I quickly picked it up!
I love the bamboo detailing and the hardware.
The one little snag is that the top is a laminate of sorts and while many people swear you can paint over it I have never had any luck. In my opinion it will always chip. So I have another plan for the top that will hopefully work out. Fingers crossed!
I wasn’t able to fully re-vamp the desk this week, but I was to get a fresh coat of paint on it. I wen with a pretty blue that was part of our OOPS collection.
First step to get a piece of furniture paint ready is a light sanding job.
Of course we had to take a little selfie because I had a little assistant “helping” me.
Then wipe off dust with a barely wet wipe and dry everything afterwards.
Then you can apply your paint. When I’m doing a small piece of furniture I like using real paint with a paint brush and don’t use rollers or spraypaint. I just feel like it’s easier and faster. I was able to just a drop cloth down and get to work painting in the same room the desk is staying in.
Everything is painted and now I just need to do the top and finish the hardware. Of course I now also need to figure out what I will tackle for next week. I’m thinking lighting!
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