Revamped Green and Gold Desk

This weekend, I had a lot of fun giving an old piece of furniture a fresh and modern look! I’ve been trying to sell this desk before we moved for a couple weeks, but I just wasn’t getting a whole lot of interest.

Revamped Green and Gold Desk

 

Revamped Green and Gold Desk

A few years ago I bought it for my studio space to work from. Soon after, we got placement of Holden and Violet and the room quickly became a nursery and the desk collected nothing but dust. It’s an arts and craft design, with your typical light oak finish – something I’m really not digging as of late.

Revamped Green and Gold Desk

Revamped Green and Gold Desk

I personally would want something a bit more trendy if I were on the market for a new desk. I used this as my inspiration and have been a long time fan of campaign furniture! I ALMOST bought this desk to revamp, but just couldn’t justify it when I still had my old one sitting around. Even after all my IG friends voted yes on my new find (sorry guys…). I decided to take the plunge and paint the old one green with some gold accents, because gold just makes everything that much better!

Revamped Green and Gold Desk

Revamped Green and Gold Desk

I sanded down the desk, wiped it clean and painted the entire piece (I used three cans of spray paint). After the desk dried completely, I taped the legs and drawer handles and painted them gold using liquid gold leaf paint. It dries pretty quickly. For extra protection, I recommend spraying your piece of furniture with clear enamel. I removed the tape and voila! 

Revamped Green and Gold Desk

Now that it’s revamped, I’m wondering….should I sell it or keep it? I love the color combination and can really see it in our new home and in our new studio space! I guess I can always recreate something like this again. All in all, I’m so happy with how it turned out! 

Revamped Green and Gold Desk

Revamped Green and Gold Desk

XOXO, Lidy

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