Thrifty DIY: School Desk MakeoverAugust 13, 2015 | FILED UNDER: Back to School
I have visions of Stella working on her kindergarten “homework” from this little desk. Read on to see what it looked like before the makeover!
Supplies for School Desk Makeover
Here was the treasure trove of desks at the Goodwill. They had just gotten in a bunch from a local school and were looking to get rid of them so had marked them down from $7 to $4 each. What a steal! I looked for one with the fewest dings, and I loved the legs of this particular desk.
Steps for School Desk Makeover
2. Tape off the areas you don’t want to spray paint. The top of the desk was in good condition so I decided to keep it the wood tone. I covered it with a plastic garbage bag and taped around the top with painter’s tape. I then covered the base and legs of the desk with a few even coats of spray paint, allowing to dry a few minutes between coats.
3. Cut strips of vinyl in various widths. I used the grid on the vinyl backing as a guide when cutting my strips carefully with scissors. Then peel off the backing and smooth down on the table. I used a ruler to help make sure I laid my initial piece down straight. Smooth out any air bubbles and repeat with the other vinyl strips.
This was such an easy-peasy project that you can do in an hour (plus drying time) and the results are so fun!
This post is written in support of the Goodwill San Antonio. All content and opinions are my own.