Antique Desk Makeover

I love what paint can do for an old piece of furniture!

Lindsey has a desk in her room, and Kathryn has been wanting a desk in her room, too. I think she’ll use it often — for letter-writing, occasionally doing some of her schoolwork, and so on.

When I bought this 1941 vanity table, it had already been painted black, so it wasn’t original. I liked it’s shape, and I used it as my computer desk for quite a while (before I bought a new one that served my purposes better). I thought it would be adorable in Kathryn’s room because it suits her style, and it’s a nice petite size.


But black does not go with Kathryn’s all-white bedroom, so a little makeover was in order. (Another of my spring break week projects!)

desk makeover in process

This week we cleaned and organized Kathryn’s room (I can’t seem to stop organizing and cleaning!) so we could make space in her room for the desk. She is positively pleased!


Re-purposing something I already have into something that is even more perfect is so fun — and frugal! Anytime I get the itch to redecorate, I start looking around the house to see if I can just move something from one room to another, use something for a different purpose than I’m currently using it for, or slap on a coat of paint to transform it! Seriously fun!