A Simple Desk Makeover for Our Bedroom

bedroom desk


Since the spot by the windows in our master bedroom is no longer filled with baby cribs, I had to decide how we were going to use that space.  I went back and forth between adding a big, comfy sofa or a desk.  In the end, I decided that I didn’t need to encourage more congregating in our room than already happens, so I went with the desk.


Not beautiful, but this one (found at a local consignment store) was the right price and size with classic lines:


desk before

thrift store desk



This was an easy project.  After wiping it down, I lightly sanded the top and used one coat of primer and two coats of black gloss paint:

priming and painting desk

black writing desk

desk styling



My favorite part of this makeover is the brass ring pull I found on Ebay for $12.  I think it gives the desk a completely different look:

brass ring pull

tips for repurposing furniture


  1. says

    That is beautiful and looks like it came out of a showroom. The pull makes all the difference. Also, I love me some stone busts.


  2. says

    You are so right about the ring pull. Did you already have it or buy it specifically for this desk? Amazing how something small and simple transforms the piece. Thanks for sharing your creativity.


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