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I purchased this cute desk at a garage sale last weekend for $25.00. The desk is 42 years old…It has “good bones”. It was made by the seller’s grandfather. The chair was her old highchair cut down to fit the desk. I was shocked she didn’t want to pass it on to another family member. I snagged it!
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Navy Desk Boys Room | Magic Brush

To no one’s surprise, my Ava thought it was a jungle gym…. so I had to jump on the project before we had a disaster in the garage.

Navy Desk Boys Room | Magic Brush

My inspiration was this cute navy desk from Pottery Barn Kids, which sell for a cool $539 (whoa!). I love the color. It says “boy” to me…

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So I found a classic spray paint  in a SATIN sheen (the gloss just looked too cheap). I spray primed it first. (Ok… really I didn’t. But you should !) I did sand, however… I think.

I know you’re wondering why I spray painted it especially when I own a paint company. I didn’t feel like dirtying a roller. And I didn’t want to roll the inside of the drawers. Spraying is much faster!

After 4 cans of Navy spray paint and new handles, it is a keeper! My neighbors (thank you Paula!) had some dining room chairs sitting out for the trash… so I grabbed one. The scale of this chair is much better than the one that came with the desk .

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You could also consider using Naval chalk-type paint by Heirloom Traditions. Chalk-type paint looks so good on furniture!

Navy Desk Boys Room | Magic Brush
So let’s recap:

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Pottery Barns Kids Navy Desk: $539.00

Navy Desk Boys Room | Magic Brush

Our garage sale find Navy desk: $25.00 + handles + paint

Navy Desk Boys Room | Magic Brush

Noah wanting to sit at his navy desk and make stuff for mom: PRICELESS.

Many blessings,


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