White Planked Desk Makeover

Does anyone else feel like the vortex of end-of-summer (i.e. I am my children’s only entertainment) and getting-ready-for-school (i.e. a million and one errands to run, forms to fill out, and open houses to attend) is sucking the days, hours, and minutes away?  A fact that is in NO way relevant to the amazing makeover I have to share with you today… but one that is very relevant to the length of this post tonight.  Due to said time-sucking vortex in which I am now living, you will be getting mostly my beautiful “after” pics of my faux planked desk makeover tonight.  The tutorial, alas, will have to wait.  But get excited because it. is. unreal.

Make a gorgeous, painted, planked look desktop from plywood! via maisondepax.com

Remember how this corner looked before?

attic desk

Was the desk terrible?  Nope.  But it was only a plywood desktop with pine trim that my father and I made years ago when I left for college (isn’t the base beautiful?!?!  I love having a father who can build anything!!).  And I love how big the desktop is, especially for craft projects that I need to spread out… but it’s not a good size or shape for my downstairs office.  This corner of the attic, though, is perfect.

Faux Planked Desk (41 of 49)

But here in my beautiful whitewashed attic, it needed a new look; I thought a white planked desk would be perfect.  I contemplated building a new top for it, then decided that was too much work and money.  So I got out my little saw one day and went to work…

Faux Planked Desk (39 of 49)

But you’ll have to wait for all those details.  For now, enjoy these pictures of my little craft corner, and wait with bated breath for the full tutorial coming soon. 😉

Faux Planked Desk (35 of 49)

Use empty wine bottles (filled with water or sand) as bookends!  via maisondepax.com

Make a gorgeous, painted, planked look desktop from plywood! via maisondepax.com

Make a gorgeous, painted, planked look desktop from plywood! via maisondepax.com

Make a gorgeous, painted, planked look desktop from plywood! via maisondepax.com

Make a gorgeous, painted, planked look desktop from plywood! via maisondepax.com

Oh, and be sure to laugh at my impromptu modeling session… My son was helping me take pictures and he wanted me to use the desk for the pictures.  How can you argue with logic like that? :)

Make a gorgeous, painted, planked look desktop from plywood! via maisondepax.com

Make a gorgeous, painted, planked look desktop from plywood! via maisondepax.com

Make a gorgeous, painted, planked look desktop from plywood! via maisondepax.com

UPDATE: You can find the full tutorial for this desk here.

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  1. The desk is beautiful Rachel! I love the contrast of the top and the base! The lamp is gorgeous too! Great job!

  2. Oh my goodness! I LOVE your desk! I can’t wait for the tutorial-this would be perfect in my office! Thank you so much for sharing!

  3. Fantastic work. I love your style :)

  4. I love your desk, its beautiful – the floral twisted legs are brilliant. The wooden top finishes it off perfectly.

    Its lovely, well done you]

    Sarah @ EDEA Smith
    http://www.edea-smith.co.uk

  5. Oh my gosh this is freakin’ beautiful! LOOOOVE and pinning!

  6. I love this Rachel!! We’re featuring you tomorrow morning at Work it Wednesday – thanks for sharing it!!
    ~Krista from the happy housie

  7. The small touches like the twine on the candle pedestal(?) jsut make this space. Cute pictures too. Happy Weekend.

    • Rachel Paxton says:

      Thank you so much, Linda! And you’re exactly right; I stole that pedestal right out from under a candle downstairs. 😉

  8. Nichole says:

    Your desk looks beautiful, what a fun work space! Also, I am in LOVE with that lamp! Where is it from???

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