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Make A Desk!
Turn simple pieces into a high end looking desk for your home! So chic!

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  • Step 1

    Watch the quick video here:

  • How to make a desk. Make A Desk - Step 2
    Step 2

    2 wood filing cabinets (scour Craigslist for these)
    Vintage images for the sides
    Americana Decor Metallics and Satin Enamels
    Americana Decoupage
    1" thick plywood
    1" wide trim
    Finishing nails and hammer

  • How to make a desk. Make A Desk - Step 3
    Step 3

    1. 2. & 3. Paint the filing cabinets and plywood with the Americana Decor Satin Enamels
    in Classic Black
    4. 5. & 6. Paint the 1" trim with the Americana Decor Metallics in Vintage Brass
    7. Tape 2" up from the base with painter's tape
    8. Paint along the underside of the painter's tape with more Classic Black
    *This is a painter's trick to get crisp lines when using tape for stripes
    9. Paint the base with more Vintage Brass
    10. Cut out the vintage images
    11. Mist with water to relax the paper and decoupage to the sides of the desk with Americana Decoupage
    12. Attach the top to the base with either nails or screws and you're done!

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