The desk has been reincarnated as a sophisticated piece of storage that has a vintage feel with a fresh finish. Liza's process involved primer, taking off the hardware and cleaning it with a solution of vinegar, salt and warm water, and, of course, two coats of high-gloss paint. She went with a gray color called "Jewels" by Dulox.
And she didn't ignore this inside part, which has a neat center fold cubby that locks with a key.
The light blue color was a last minute decision when she found some leftover from an earlier project. It absolutely makes the piece. Who doesn't like a little surprise when you open a desk? She plans to use it to store her painting supplies in her corner studio. Find out more about her process at Mel & Liza. (Images via Mel & Liza)