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Country Girl Desk Furniture Makeover with Farmhouse Hens Decorate!

Feb 02 2018 -
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This little desk was built for me by my grandparents MANY years ago, I painted it black to match up with my old guest bedroom scheme that was a compromise for my ex husband. Now that I’m a single gal I’m taking back all of my furniture and making it mine again so everything is getting a full on country girl furniture makeover and moving to my whole new guest bedroom and library! I already painted the little end table (makeover coming next week) and the steel bed frame so it was high time to finish this little desk too.

A little black desk gets a full on farmhouse country girl style makeover with flat gray acrylic paint and a lovely wall decal "Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass, it's learning to Dance in the Rain" Easy DIY farm chic style makeover! Farmhouse Hens DecorateA little black desk gets a full on farmhouse country girl style makeover with flat gray acrylic paint and a lovely wall decal "Life isn't about waiting for the storm ot pass, it's learning to Dance in the Rain" Easy DIY farm chic style makeover! Farmhouse Hens Decorate

After finding an amazing wall decal for the bed I knew I wanted to do something similar for the top of this desk. First job was though to try and cover that gloss black Rustoleum with gray matte acrylic paint! Four coats later and, finally, no more brush strokes and I had a nice surface to work with.

This is the amazing wall decal I purchased on amazon, I was so excited to put it on the top of the desk and I was SOOOO relieved I had my best friend Rachel to help with this. Just like when putting the decal on the bed I was WAY out of my element here. These decals come between two pieces of paper and you have to make absolute certain (before trying to take the back piece of paper off) that the decal is fully and completely stuck to the top piece of tacky clear paper. Then you smooth it out over your surface and stick the decal down as hard as you can before carefully pealing the last piece of paper off. It was a tad tedious…

A little black desk gets a full on farmhouse country girl style makeover with flat gray acrylic paint and a lovely wall decal "Life isn't about waiting for the storm ot pass, it's learning to Dance in the Rain" Easy DIY farm chic style makeover! Farmhouse Hens DecorateA little black desk gets a full on farmhouse country girl style makeover with flat gray acrylic paint and a lovely wall decal "Life isn't about waiting for the storm ot pass, it's learning to Dance in the Rain" Easy DIY farm chic style makeover! Farmhouse Hens DecorateA little black desk gets a full on farmhouse country girl style makeover with flat gray acrylic paint and a lovely wall decal "Life isn't about waiting for the storm ot pass, it's learning to Dance in the Rain" Easy DIY farm chic style makeover! Farmhouse Hens Decorate

A little black desk gets a full on farmhouse country girl style makeover with flat gray acrylic paint and a lovely wall decal "Life isn't about waiting for the storm ot pass, it's learning to Dance in the Rain" Easy DIY farm chic style makeover! Farmhouse Hens DecorateA little black desk gets a full on farmhouse country girl style makeover with flat gray acrylic paint and a lovely wall decal "Life isn't about waiting for the storm ot pass, it's learning to Dance in the Rain" Easy DIY farm chic style makeover! Farmhouse Hens Decorate

We cut the decal in half, choosing to put the two sayings side by side. What’s neat about these decals is that you can literally put each letter or phrase etc wherever you want so they are very versatile to any size surface you may want to put them on. I did two coats of a poly acrylic over top to help keep the decal in place and protected.

A little black desk gets a full on farmhouse country girl style makeover with flat gray acrylic paint and a lovely wall decal "Life isn't about waiting for the storm ot pass, it's learning to Dance in the Rain" Easy DIY farm chic style makeover! Farmhouse Hens DecorateA little black desk gets a full on farmhouse country girl style makeover with flat gray acrylic paint and a lovely wall decal "Life isn't about waiting for the storm ot pass, it's learning to Dance in the Rain" Easy DIY farm chic style makeover! Farmhouse Hens DecorateA little black desk gets a full on farmhouse country girl style makeover with flat gray acrylic paint and a lovely wall decal "Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass, it's learning to Dance in the Rain" Easy DIY farm chic style makeover! Farmhouse Hens DecorateA little black desk gets a full on farmhouse country girl style makeover with flat gray acrylic paint and a lovely wall decal "Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass, it's learning to Dance in the Rain" Easy DIY farm chic style makeover! Farmhouse Hens DecorateA little black desk gets a full on farmhouse country girl style makeover with flat gray acrylic paint and a lovely wall decal "Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass, it's learning to Dance in the Rain" Easy DIY farm chic style makeover! Farmhouse Hens Decorate

Besides that my little workshop stool that I made earlier this year fit in just fine tucked underneath. I wasn’t able to put it beside the bed like I had first imagined (not a wide enough room) but there was plenty of room at the end of the bed. And I’ve always liked the idea of a room beginning with a nice empty surface to put things on. All in, I think it turned out country, girly and very me. My grandparents’ built this little desk for me nearly 20 years ago and I think they would approve of its newest makeover!

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I am absolutely stoked to be a part of a group that contains SO many spectacular DIY bloggers! Can’t wait to see what we all come up with next month and share it here on the blog with all of you!

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22 Comments

  1. February 3, 2018 at 2:22 am

    What a lovely piece!! Especially after your Grandparents made it for you!! I also love the saying that you chose!!

  2. February 3, 2018 at 12:04 pm

    I love makeover projects and I really love the end result. That desk is so cute!

    • February 3, 2018 at 9:01 pm

      Thank you so much Carolyn!

  3. February 3, 2018 at 1:00 pm

    What a cute little desk. Loving that decal you picked. The whole room is looking light and bright now. Very nice!

  4. February 3, 2018 at 4:59 pm

    I really love this makeover, the whole room is gorgeous and so much nicer in the white.

    Your decal is beautiful, and the whole vibe of the room is much more positive.

    • February 3, 2018 at 9:38 pm

      Thank you so much Leanna!

  5. Mother of 3
    February 6, 2018 at 3:49 pm

    That is so cute! I have a few old piece of furniture that I am not loving… I may have to take another look at them with my crafter’s eye and see how I can revamp them.

    • February 6, 2018 at 4:48 pm

      Thanks for coming by!! Those wall decals were SO easy to use and really inexpensive!

  6. February 7, 2018 at 6:09 pm

    You are always so creative! I love this desk idea with adding the decal on it. I have never thought of this idea before.

    • February 7, 2018 at 6:13 pm

      Thanks so much Natalie, after I put the decal on the bed I had a light bulb moment lol I love how it looks on there!

  7. February 8, 2018 at 3:58 pm

    What a great job! Good for you for taking something old and making it useful! #thoughtfulthursday

  8. February 9, 2018 at 3:39 am

    I love the quote you chose to put on your refinished desk! Thanks for sharing with us at The Bloggers Pit Stop Roseann from http://www.thisautoimmunelife.com

  9. Jann Olson
    February 9, 2018 at 5:42 am

    So fun! I love the saying. Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

    • February 9, 2018 at 5:53 pm

      Thanks, have a great weekend!

  10. February 9, 2018 at 5:00 pm

    That really turned out cute! I love words and signs, but never would have thought of putting them on the top of a desk. Very creative!

    • February 9, 2018 at 5:55 pm

      Thank you Wendy have a great weekend!

  11. February 10, 2018 at 3:03 pm

    What a great way to put a quote you love where you can see it every day. The desk makeover turned out great! #HomeMattersParty

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