Door to Desk Project

The lonely door’s lament became too much to ignore; Something had to be done. We couldn’t justify a pricey new desk when we had an opportunity to repurpose a piece of the Cherry Street homestead… It was time to flex the creative muscles with this door to desk project.

From Door to Desk

Pick your supporting characters. In our case, we converted two nightstands because we needed the storage. There are plenty of other options to choose from: wine barrels, wooden crates or railroad timbers (just to name a few).

Door Desk Project

We transformed these furniture uglies with a little Milk Paint picked up from our friends at Rusted Market.

Door Desk Project

Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint is a sure-fire option for less painting labor. The company’s “bonding agent” lets you paint over almost any type of surface with minimal prep. For this project we chose the color Shutter Gray… before we found the full list of colors on the MMS website. We’re now debating another coat with MMS’ newest paint color: Trophy.

Door Desk Project

The first few coats were a little intimidating. Start to finish the project took three coats and six beers. Milk Paint junkies have learned all types of tricks to distress, weather, and antique-ify their furniture. We stuck with a fine sanding to wear the edges.

Door Desk Project

Glass was the priciest part of the project. Materials and a custom cut totaled $165 (including delivery). Recesses in the door can be the perfect place for old documents, maps or pictures. We chose to go au naturel and are happy with the results!

Door Desk Project

 

And the final results:

Door Desk Project

We’re confident that any weekend warrior can tackle this project and love the results. We’d love to hear your repurposing stories (success and failures). Be sure to connect with us on Facebook and Twitter! Talk soon! -#TBFCS