The Next Step In My Office Makeover – The Desk Makeover

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I am sharing the next step in my office makeover which is making over the desk! Come see how a little paint made such a big difference!

UPDATE:  Click HERE to see the finished room reveal, including before and afters!


Farmhouse Style Home Office Desk Makeover || Worthing CourtPin

My office makeover is turning out to be very much like the makeover of my dining room, which you can read all about HERE, if you missed the room reveal.  I’m taking my time and only completing one thing before moving onto something else, in hopes that I get it right in the end.

A big decision that needed to be made was what to do about the desk – keep it, replace it or give it a makeover.  For a while, I was in the ‘replace it’ camp, but Pookie loves this desk and since this is more his space than mine, I decided to work with it.  I didn’t do anything drastic – just painted the legs, but boy, what a difference!

Up close look at the legs of the desk.Pin

See the empty bookcases in the background?  I have big plans for them!  As a matter of fact, I’m in the midst of painting them right now and I don’t mind admitting that I’m a little concerned about how they’re going to turn out.  Hopefully, it’s a case of things usually looking worse before they look better.  😀

Office desk with painted legs.Pin

You can see that the office opens into the dining room, so painting the legs of the desk the same color that I used on the dining room table and chairs makes it all tie together.  I am so in love with this shade of gray!  You can read all about the color that I used and how I used a combination of spray paint and regular paint by clicking HERE.

Gray legs of the desk.Pin

This particular shade of gray paint does such a good job of enhancing all of the ornate details in the wood.  It looks like I’ve applied a dark glaze over the paint, but nope – it’s just the paint.

There is a laptop on top of the desk.Pin

I don’t care for a desk top that is filled with too many things, so I have it styled very simply.  I don’t know about you, but it becomes hard for me to concentrate when I’m working if I’m surrounded by too much stuff and clutter.

The desk with a small container of pens and pencils.Pin


Use a wood box filled with soup cans that have had the labels removed to coral pens and pencils || Worthing CourtPin

I hope, I hope, I hope that the bookcases turn out okay.  If they do, I’ll be back to share them soon!

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Gray office chairs and vintage printer's trays for a farmhouse office.Pin

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  1. Barbara Garrett says:

    Looking good! I can’t believe what a difference it makes painting that desk. All the pretty details stand out so much more now. I am going to show this to Bill so he will see that painting something isn’t the end of the world. 😀 Can’t wait to see the bookcases I’m sure they will be fine.

  2. Oh my goodness. I’m so glad you decided to keep the desk. It’s so beautiful and I love the color you chose. Great job!

  3. I love the grey. Makes it more masculine. The stain in the creases of the wood really pops out the textures in the wood! Love it!

  4. Nancy Carroll says:

    Oh girl this looks fabulous!!! Loving that gray spray paint too ! It really makes a difference on those curvy legs. Great job!

  5. I check daily to see if you have any updates on your office makeover. I was so excited to see one today. I love how the gray paint looks with the wood top. I know you’re nervous about the bookcases, but I think they’ll be fine in the end – if not, I’m sure you can come up with a creative idea to fix them. Doing one item to completion seems like a great way to do it…I’ll remember that tip for my next room makeover.

  6. A little detail I really like is how the desk hardware stands out against the new paint job – it looks really nice. Good luck with the bookcases!

  7. So glad I found your blog I I love your style! The desk looks amazing and I’m definitely trying that paint!

  8. Pam Cates says:

    Love the “gray paint” you used on your furniture. Where did you get the “orb” on the desk? Thanks, Pam

    1. Hi Pam. I’ve had that orb for so long that I don’t remember where it came from! 😀 I remember that is started out gold, but I spray painted it with Rustoleum’s Metallic Oil Rubbed Bronze paint. Here are links to two that very similar to mine: AND

  9. Shelley Anderson says:

    Love the desk…gorgeous!!

  10. The gray color against the wood is magnificent! Just lovely and you did a great job of painting. Loves how it ties in with the diningroom!

  11. The gray paint on the desk and the stain on the top is just
    A perfect color combination. So pretty.

  12. Linda Charlton says:

    Although I do not use much grey in my home, I love the soft grey you have chosen. The chairs look so comfy that I want them for myself.

  13. Love the paint color.

  14. Love the gray color of your furniture. I am attempting to paint our bar in the family area. I hope it turns out as good as your projects.

  15. The gray color is gorgeous. Love the look of the desk!

  16. Cndi says:

    I am new here, just subscribed…I think I am really going to enjoy your site!

  17. Your office looks amazing and I love the paint color you chose! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Share The Wealth Sunday!

  18. Veronica R. says:

    Love that desk!!!! So pretty but substantial and means business. I’m stripping a walnut secretary…… I’m totally considering black milk paint for it now!!!! Thanks.?