Antique School Desk


I have had this antique desk in my garage for sometime now. It was graciously given to me by one  of my dear friends Rachael She had used it as a photo prop & no longer needed it. The chair had about 4 paint jobs on it before I got my hands on it, & I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do with it until the other day I got motivated to give it a new life…

To make the top of the desk a chalkboard I simply painted on chalkboard paint that I bought from Lowes. I didn’t tape off the edges because I wasn’t too worried about it being perfect to get that antiquated look. To get the antiqued white look I used an old white & used a dark stain wax over top of the paint.

& there you have it, the cutest little wooden antique desk on the planet! It turned out just as I pictured it. & guess what!?! This piece will be in my new location that I will be announcing this week sometime on the facebook page {here} Don’t miss the announcement, Go and “like” the page so you don’t miss out on anything. Also, do you want to see more of my “real life”
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  1. Do you notice a big difference between using the Annie Sloan Chalk Paint and using DIY chalk paint???

  2. this is so great! my mom has an antique school desk and i’ve always loved it. good job; so so cute! (as is everything you do) :)

  3. It’s sooo cute Liz!! I love it!!

  4. I love little vintage desks like these. I have a Victorian one and a fifties one. My daughter uses the fifties one to paint at. SHE LOVES IT! It’s just her size.

  5. That is such a genius idea! It makes me want to go out and find my own little desk to redo!

  6. I love this so much!

  7. Wow this looks SO cool! I’ve been wanting to get my hands on an old school desk for some time now.. I may have to hit the garage sales tomorrow morning! Thanks for the inspiration!
    Barbara @ Chase the Star

  8. I love this! So cute! I’ve got to find an old school desk.

  9. I’ve had one of these for over a year sitting in my garage. I’m still waiting for inspiration on what to do. It’s nice to see how someone else did it. I like that it’s not flashy. It’s simple and chic but still kid friendly!

  10. This turned out great! Love the white paint!

  11. Turned out beautifully! Thanks so much for sharing at Mom On Timeout!

  12. I adore your redo- this is just fabulous! Thanks for sharing!

  13. This is so cute! I love the finish on it. I have tried the old white with the dark stain before and mine just ended up looking dirty. Obviously I did not do something right! Thanks so much for coming out to the party at Clean and Scentsible. I’ll be featuring this on Sunday. Your work is beautiful as always!
    Jenn :)

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