Before & After: A “Business on the Outside, Party on the Inside” Roll-Top Desk Makeover

published Oct 19, 2014
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(Image credit: Lauren Lanker )

You might remember Lauren’s style from her bedroom before and after; she turned a kind of boring bedroom into an exciting nautical and rustic-themed retreat. Well she’s back on a smaller scale, infusing some serious fun into an inherited desk from the in-laws.

(Image credit: Lauren Lanker)
(Image credit: Lauren Lanker)

From Lauren:

This past summer, I made over a roll-top desk we inherited from my in-laws…and it’s my new favorite project!

I affectionately call it “the mullet” of furniture makeover projects because of its “business on the outside, party on the inside” nature. We decided to use latex paint (since its thin quality would play nice with the roll-top) to the exterior in a light gray; we added white details to the drawer fronts and to the sides with stenciling; however, when you pull out the drawers, you get hit with a POP of bold turquoise on our peek-a-boo drawers. It’s rather fun in my humble opinion.

Thank you Lauren! You can find out more about how Lauren tackled this project along with the colors used on her blog.

Re-edited from a post originally published 10.19.14-NT