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Console Table Makeover As A Slim Desk

Hi all!!! I hope you are having an excellent week! The sun is shining here in New England and the birds are singing. It’s a great day to tackle the to-do list!
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I’m taking my 15 year old daughter Hannah’s room from TWEEN to TEEN and trying to do so on a budget. I sold her sweet little twin size trundle bed frame on our local Facebook yard sale site…..
….and used the two twin mattresses (bed and trundle underneath) to create the bed of Hannah’s dreams! You can find the tutorial on how to make two twin beds into a king here. 
A guide for converting two twin sized mattresses to a king size.
Once the bed was supersized, we were short on space for a desk so I searched on the Facebook yard sale sites and Craigslist for a console table that we could use instead and found this:
All it needed was a light sanding and a fresh coat of paint!
I love a desk in front of a window, especially this one overlooking our perennial garden.  With it’s feminine curved legs I think this is the perfect addition to Hannah’s room.!
Love the drawers for storage, because this 15 year old girl accumulates a lot of stuff!
To finish off this piece I’m going to get a piece of glass cut for the top so it will be hard wearing.


Fine grit sandpaper for a light sanding

General Finishes Milk Paint in Snow White

Acrylic knobs


I also built a headboard and covered it with a vintage tablecloth that we received for our wedding. Moths had eaten holes in part of it and I wanted to find a special way to give it new life. With it’s subtle damask pattern it’s perfect in this room. You can read how I built and covered this DIY headboard here!

DIY headboard covered with a vintage damask tablecloth.

On the bulletin board over Hannah’s bed I installed this Ikea hack – wall lights with lampshades made out of metal planters. They are so lacy and pretty, the perfect finishing touch to this room! Read all about this Ikea wall light hack here!

Have a wonderful day and thanks for stopping by!

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Cassie @ Primitive & Proper

Friday 18th of September 2015

it looks so pretty! i love the curve of the legs- the paint highlights its shape beautifully!

Denise Greenwood

Friday 18th of September 2015

Lisa the desk turned out beautiful! Cannot wait to see how her room turns out!!

Brenna Morgan

Thursday 17th of September 2015

Super cute! It will be great when its all done!

Simply LKJ

Thursday 17th of September 2015

The console table turned desk is perfect for that space! Can't wait to see the rest of the room.