I'm so excited for another Monday Made it with 4th Grade Frolics!
My parents bought this desk for me for $2 when I was a little girl. I spent many hours playing school with it as a child. Over the years it has rusted but it is still well-loved. I decided to give it a facelift and I hope to use it as a "VIP" desk in my classroom.
I covered the edges of the desk with painters tape and the seat of the chair with newspaper.
Next, I used a wire brush to brush off excess rust and dirt. I then used dish soap and water to clean it.
I spray painted a coat of primer on the legs and sides to help the paint
adhere. Since the top of the desk is a wood laminate I just left that alone.
I then spray painted the legs, sides, and inside of the desk with a grey stone Rustoleum spray paint. I used the same paint on the legs of the chair.
I wanted to keep the vintage look of the desk but also give it some life so chose a rather neutral grey color.
My favorite part of the desk though is this vintage scrapbook paper that I Mod Podged on the top. It took about 10-12 layers of Mod Podge to make it smooth but I love the results!
I am so happy with this TPT Planner and Blog Organizer that I made this week. It has really helped me to organize my blog posts, plan future products, monitor my expenses, and track my followers on social media.
The month of July is free. You can find it by clicking on the FREEBIES tab here on my blog.
Have you made any fun projects this summer?