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Mid Century Modern Desk Makeover

This week’s piece is a little different from what I normally do because it was for a client who inherited her grandmother’s mid century modern desk and wanted it to have an update to something that was more her style, but keeping the piece in its original state. She sent me an inspiration photo that you’ll see below and it was a soft, geometric pattern with blues and golds that she liked from a cell phone case. I loved this idea and was excited to recreate it for her. So let’s get started on this mid century modern desk makeover.

Supply List: What you’ll need for the mid century modern desk makeover

* This post may contain affiliate links. If you choose to purchase from one of these links, I could make a commission at no charge to you. Keep in mind, this is everything that I used, but if you don’t need to fix the knobs or do some of the other prep work that I did, you won’t need these items.

Step 1: Stripping the Wood Before

This piece was in great shape but the top had some pretty deep scratches and general wear and tear after years of use that needed to be stripped off. Here’s the before:

Mid Century Modern Desk Makeover

The before – the top needed to be stripped with a sander.