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Repurposed Secretary Desk

By: Sherrie Ragsdale

Upgrade your home office desk with a pop of color and a layer of gold! This upcycled piece of furniture is the perfect DIY project for turning your work space into an place that inspires and motivates your work day.

At a Glance:

Project #16010 Skill Level: Intermediate Time:
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This project features these great brands:

  • Home Decor Chalk Logo
supplies

Plaid Supplies

FolkArt Home Decor Chalk - Elegant Teal, 8 oz. - 34177

Number Needed: 1 $7.99
Item not for sale on Plaid Online.

FolkArt ® Treasure Gold™ - Gold, 2 oz. - 3081

Number Needed: 1 $7.99
Item not for sale on Plaid Online.

FolkArt ® Home Decor™ Wax - Clear, 8 oz. - 34170

Number Needed: 1 $7.99
Item not for sale on Plaid Online.

FolkArt ® Home Decor™ Brushes - Chalk & Wax Brush set - 34909

Number Needed: 1 $15.99
Item not for sale on Plaid Online.

Folkart ® Brush Sets - Basecoating Set, 2 pc. - 50557

Number Needed: 1 $6.99
Item not for sale on Plaid Online.

Other Supplies

  • 2 thrifted cabinets
  • 1”x 4” pine
  • ¾” plywood
  • Drywall screws
  • Gold hardware
  • Soft cloth

instructions

Step-by-Step Instructions

  1. Build the sides for the cabinets from the 1”x 4 planks of wood.  Make the shelf from the ¾” plywood and add at the bottom.
  2. Basecoat cabinets only with Elegant Teal.  Allow to dry.
  3. Paint the insides of the cabinet with Treasure Gold.
  4. Once the paint has dried, add the Clear Wax.
  5. Buff the wax with the soft cloth.
  6. Add new hardware.

resources

Related Resources

FolkArt Home Decor Chalk FAQ

FolkArt Home Decor Chalk FAQ

Learn how to use the complete line from FolkArt Home Decor: Chalk, Tools, and Stencils.

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FolkArt Layering Stencils FAQ

FolkArt Layering Stencils FAQ

Learn how to use the FolkArt layering stencils.

View PDF

Disclaimer: The information found in each project is presented in good faith, but no warranty is given, nor results guaranteed, nor is freedom from any patent to be inferred. Since we have no control over physical conditions surrounding the application of information herein contained, Plaid Enterprises, Inc. disclaims any liability for untoward results.

Important: Please be sure to thoroughly read the instructions for all products, paying particular attention to all cautions and warnings shown to ensure the proper and safe use of the product.

Copyright: All Rights Reserved. No part of this Project may be reproduced in any form without permission in writing, except for your personal use, except by reviewer, who may in reviewing this project, quote brief passages in a magazine or newspaper.

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