I should have typed into the Google….Do normal people use free round tables as desks?
All kidding aside, I wanted to see the functionality of a table as a desk. It’s not about tradition here…at all. I’m all sorts of quirky.
Well, I ended up saying YES TO THE DESK…round table desk that is!
So let’s get a few things out of the way first~
- I painted a free piece of wood furniture that had some damage on it. If you are an anti-painter, now is your chance to duck out.
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Alright, onto the project……..
My original design board had a great desk, but it wasn’t really where I thought I should spend money right now. When the free table came into play, I thought….. why not?
Here’s what I did to update and camouflage some of the imperfections…..
- Valspar Chalky Paint in Trousseau (If you can’t get to a local Lowe’s, here is an alternative.)
- Valspar Limewash
- Sanding Sponge
- Paint Brush (this type works well for nooks and crannies)
- Sponge Paint Brush
**Just an FYI, Lowe’s does have a 30 day guarantee program so it’s risk free.
****Also, Chalk paint goes a long ways. I used about 1/8 of a can on this project.
Painting My Round Table Desk
- I lightly sanded the table with a sanding sponge.
- With a paint brush, I applied thin coats of the chalk paint on the bottom section of the table.
- The top limewash was applied with a sponge brush (3 coats total). Follow instructions on container.
Because I am still contemplating if I want to use an antique glaze to the edges, I haven’t used a top coat yet, but probably will.
AND NOW I WANT TO LIMEWASH ALL THINGS!!!!!!!!!!
I put my “new to me” chair (you can read about that transformation here) and I think I’m in business….really!
It also fits this space better than I imagined, and I think better than a traditional shape desk.
Next up, shelves…..see you next week.
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