I had a prefab, Walmarty, black student desk. I hated it, it depressed me to even sit at it but I wanted a REAL desk, with storage and coolness and something that would say MINE. I do have a keyboard but I dont want it in my lap..I have wireless for a reason, I just wanted a normal desk.
I found this beauty at a local thrift store...Seven dollars for desk and chair.
It had great drawers, dovetailed..nifty paper clip thingies in the middle drawer..
Chair had cracked/stained vinyl but was sturdy and well made.
My MIL wanted me to strip and refinish it with stain but it had veneer on it that was cracking and peeling. So I decided to paint it..with spray paint. She about fainted.
But with the trusty Home Depot gift card we had molding in Husband's wallet, I bought new brass pulls and some spray paint. I also scored some really nice dark brown "tooled" vinyl to redo the chair and ...
It looks very bright here but it truly isn't hideous
I love it, all the drawers I need for bits and bobs, awesome color, nice brass pulls and a BIG surface area for writing and crafting. LOVE IT!
Best 7 bucks I ever spent
C and C welcome