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Learn replace an previous wooden desk or any piece of furnishings with paint and a change of furnishings knobs. Totally remodeling furnishings is my favourite factor and this desk turned out nice.

How to paint an old desk using white paint and replacing the knobsI selected a white shade just because impartial colours promote higher and this desk goes to my sales space on the store. I actually like utilizing daring colours and generally doing a novel paint end however these furnishings items don’t promote as quick……often.

old desk for paint makeover

This is the desk with the unique stained end and drawer pulls. The value was $22.00. Sometimes I get a deal on the public sale however most instances costs are too excessive for me. You can see the desk wanted assist.

how to repair furniture desk drawers (2)

The first step in any furnishings makeover is checking the piece over to see if there are any repairs to be made. Well, the desk had some drawer points. The sides have been coming aside the place the drawer entrance meets the edges on a a number of of the drawers and the veneer on the drawer fronts on virtually the entire drawers was coming free.

How to repair furniture drawers

I made a video exhibiting the restore course of and I’m going to stroll you thru it too. I used my Ryobi brad nailer to nail the dove tailed sides of the drawers again collectively. Several of them had pulled misplaced.

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Next I labored on the drawers the place the veneer was pulling away from the drawer fronts. I used wooden glue to connect the veneer in place. It’s necessary to push the glue in between the veneer and the drawer entrance.

how to repair furniture desk drawers (4)

Then I used two clamps and a chunk of wooden to carry the glued veneer in place. Since the veneer was free all the way in which throughout the highest of the drawer the strip of wooden works properly to carry the veneer in place as an alternative of utilizing a number of clamps alongside the drawer. The JTS taught me this trick. You can watch the video under to see the entire drawer restore method in motion….

How to make furnishings drawer repairs.

how to paint a vintage desk

I used my favourite oops can of paint for the makeover. Sadly the can is empty now. You can see one other of the white oops paint makeovers right here….How to Paint And Distress Fake Wood Furniture

how to update an old wood desk

The picture of the drawer above reveals the desk with two coats of paint. The look is sort of flat and blah so I amped it up with some fake distressing.

mixing paint colors for distressing furniture and painting knobs (2)

I didn’t have the right shade so I combined one up. I added actually darkish, virtually black paint and darkish grey paint collectively.

mixing paint colors for distressing furniture and painting knobs (3)

This is the colour I got here up with, kind-of darkish grey.

distressing furniture using a layering block (1)

Then I used my layering block to fake misery the perimeters of the desk and drawers and contact just a bit to the surfaces. You can see my tutorial on the layering block right here…Layering Block Distressing Technique Is Crazy Easy

wood furniture knobs to paint

Now to switch these outdated drawer pulls. Hobby Lobby wasn’t having a drawer knob sale this week so I scrounged round in my knob stash and located 9 combine and match wooden knobs.

Rustoleum Driftwood spray paint for furniture knobs

Still attempting to maintain the furnishings makeover to impartial colours I discovered a can of Rustoleum Spray Paint, Driftwood shade, on my paint shelf. I like this shade rather a lot however it didn’t have the pow issue I used to be on the lookout for in opposition to the white.

mixing paint colors for distressing furniture and painting knobs (1)

So, guess what. I painted the knobs with the paint I combined up for the fake distressing.

old wood desk painted white

I like the way in which the desk seems to be now. The darkish knobs actually pop in opposition to the white paint and the desk doesn’t look out of favor anymore. It’s actually not arduous to replace previous furnishings.

white faux distressed paint

The knob on the center drawer has extra element than the plain wooden knobs and I prefer it too.

how to update an old wood desk using white paint

You can see the fake distressing within the picture above. The method is very easy and quick too. It in all probability took about quarter-hour at most to run the layering block over the desk and drawers. There is not any perfection to this look so don’t attempt. Loads of the brand new furnishings has this fake distressed look.

So inform me what you assume after which take the Furniture Fixer Upper tour. Just click on the hyperlinks under the “before” makeovers picture collage…..

Furniture for paint makeovers before photo

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how to update an old desk with white paint and new knobs

That’s it for me. You guys have an important day, Kathy


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