Desk Makeover

I love recycling old furniture and giving it a new look! My mom gave me an old, broken desk that was in my brother’s room. I felt so excited when I saw the piece of furniture because all I could think about was the different ways I wanted to decorate it.

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Here’s a list of supplies I used for the makeover:

  • White Chalk Paint
  • Wrapping Paper
  • Martha Stewart Decoupage Adhesive (Matte)
  • Scissors
  • X-ACTO Knife
  • Paint Brush
  • Fine Grit Sandpaper



  • Clean any dust or dirt on the desk.
  • Paint the desk with at least two coats of white chalk paint.
  • Once the paint is dry, cut the wrapping paper and decoupage the paper strips on the desk with a decoupage adhesive.

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  • Smooth out any wrinkles in the paper, then let it dry for a couple of hours.
  • Once the paper is completely dry, use an X-ACTO Knife to trim the excess paper hanging over the desk. You can also use fine grit sandpaper to remove any imperfections.

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  • For the last step, seal the desk with a layer of the decoupage adhesive, chalk paint wax, or polycrylic.


I decided to put this lovely desk in my living room. It’s perfect for Spring and Summer!

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