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DIY – Sewing Desk Makeover


Remember meeting this little gem a few weeks ago?



Well, this little beauty received a makeover this weekend.  It all started with a “sand” job…



Followed by a new desk top.  (The original desk top had a hole in it {for a sewing machine})




Next, came the stain.  I used an ebony stain on this desk.  I only applied 4 coats, so it turned out more espresso than black.  (The below picture shows the desk with 2 coats of stain)



After I had completed staining the desk, I finished the desk top off with a coat of white/pink paint.   (The amount of pink in this paint is so minimal it appears white). 




Cost Summary

  • Desk — $7.00
  • Paint — $4.00
  • Stain — free (I already had it)
  • New desk top — $4.00

Grand Total = $15.00



  • March 29, 2010 - 9:13 am

    Jamie - It looks amazing and for only $15 that is amazing. Good thing you have a neighbor who could help you… oh and a nice husband too.

  • March 29, 2010 - 8:16 pm

    Keighley - I LOVE IT!!! You did an amazing job. you rock

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