I've been looking for a smaller mid century desk for awhile now, and I had some ideas of what I wanted to do with it.
When I spotted this one I knew it would work, but...
It had a few problems, and needed a complete makeover.
First I had to sand the top, and glue the veneer back down. This desk was not top quality even when it was new. So it was gonna need a special touch.
Sanding, spray paint and glue would be needed in abundance, as well as what ended up being a complete dis-assembly.
Anything and everything is a work surface in my workshop.
Once I removed the "gold tape" from the spindles and sanded them down a bit they only needed a couple of coats of spray paint to bring them back from ugliness.
I wanted to give the legs a "dipped look" which you'll see all over pinterest.
I knew I wanted the drawer red, but beyond that I really had no clue about colros. I used pinterest as my guide and came up with white as my accent color and it worked great.
Only a little color in a few places was all that was needed to give it some pop, and the rest was left brown or painted brown. The top was in such bad shape, once sanded I just painted it brown.
I found this piece of fabric in my stash and it's perfect for lining the drawer. Gotta have some Orla Kiely in there somewhere :)
I'm really please with how it turned out and plan to put it to good use. I'm always amazed by what a little spray paint will do.