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Repurposed Secretary Desk

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

This project features these great brands:

  • FolkArt Home Decor Chalk Logo
supplies

Plaid Supplies

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

Number Needed: 1 $9.99
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 $9.99
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 $7.69
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

  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

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FolkArt Layering Stencils FAQ

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FolkArt Home Decor Chalk FAQ

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

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Related FAQs

Yes, FolkArt Home Decor Chalk mixes easily to create any color you desire. Begin by mixing a small amount of the darker color into the lighter color first. Continue adding the darker color a little at a time until the desired color or value is achieved.

No, FolkArt Home Decor Texture Chalk is for indoor use only.

Yes, it is highly recommended that you seal your project to ensure maximum protection.
Use Wax to achieve a soft, smooth finish with your choice of Clear, Antique or White. Wax should be applied every 6-12 months or as needed for high traffic surfaces. It is for indoor use only. An alternative to Wax is Matte Varnish. Use this on heavily used furniture. It can be used for indoor or outdoor projects.
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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.

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