Of course, it wasn't that cute to begin with...
The top had definitely seen better days. And the hardware...bleeahhh.
But there was no denying it had cute details! I love the trim between the drawers, the pretty curved front, and the chunky turned legs.
Now the desk has been painted a high-gloss white. That did not turn out to be my favorite paint! It required *12 hours* between coats.
The glossier the paint, the more imperfections show up. I put two coats on it, but there were still too many flaws. I re-sanded it, re-primed it, and re-painted it. There's really nothing to do about it in the end--it's always going to be an old desk! But it looks much better now.
The hardware was all replaced to match another piece of furniture in the bedroom (you can catch a glimpse on the right, above). I love the pretty brushed silver handles. However, the holes definitely did NOT match up! Thank goodness for wood filler!
By now I'm sure it's full of crayons, coloring books, and other paraphernalia. My friend tells me her daughter loves it. She calls it her "homework!"