Turquoise desk refinish

I transformed this beat up old desk and built a matching chair!
The structure of the original desk wasn’t bad. It was missing a knob and the original finish was damaged in several places.
I removed the drawers and knobs and sanded it all down.
I painted it with Behr green parakeet. It took 3 coats.
I painted the insides, fronts and sides of the drawers but left the backs and bottoms plain.
I reattached the knobs and used a drawer pull on the center to replace the missing handle. I also added a few coats of polycrylic to the desktop to protect the finish and make it more durable.
For the chair, I used Ana White’s plan for Classic Chair Made Simple. However, the original plans make a fairly large chair and it would have been too big to fit with the desk so I made the seat an inch shorter and made it 2 inches smaller in length and width.
I wouldn’t recommend this chair for a beginner project. The back legs involve several angled cuts that have to be exact an everything has to match up perfectly so your chair doesnt wobble. If you take it step by step and measure carefully, it’s a nice chair.
I painted the chair first before adding the cushion. The cushion matches much better in person than it does in the photo.
I love how it turned out! It’s not as bright in person as it appears in the photos but it’s a beautiful color and will be super fun as a homework desk!

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