How-to: Brand New Blue Desk

The DIY experts at HGTV Magazine recreated this flea market find. Here’s how you can, too.
By: Jodi Kahn
Blue Desk Makeover

Blue Desk Makeover

This flea market flip was created by HGTV Magazine

Photo by: Marko Metzinger, Crafting by Thomas Eberharter and Madeline Jacobs, Styling by Karin Olsen

Marko Metzinger, Crafting by Thomas Eberharter and Madeline Jacobs, Styling by Karin Olsen

What You Need:

  • paint
  • fretwork
  • wood filler
  • paint brush
  • crafts knife
  • spray mount
  • drill
  • screw driver

Step 1

Remove the old hardware and patch the holes with wood filler.

Step 2

Remove the drawers, then paint the drawer fronts and the desk. Let dry.

Step 3

Cut white fretwork strips with a crafts knife to fit each drawer front. Coat the backs with spray mount, then adhere.

Step 4

Drill holes for new knobs in the center of each middle fretwork circle, and screw them in.

Next Up

How-to: A Sewing Table Nightstand

The DIY experts at HGTV Magazine went digging in the attic for treasures that deserve a second chance.

How-to: Go High-Tech With a Broken Record Player

The DIY experts at HGTV Magazine went digging in the attic for treasures that deserve a second chance.

How-to: Updated Secretary Desk

Upcycle flea market finds to create exciting new pieces courtesy of the DIY experts at HGTV Magazine.

How-to: Bring a Desk Back to Life

The DIY experts at HGTV Magazine recreated this flea market find. Here’s how you can, too.

How to Make a Space-Saving Floating Desk

Create a streamlined, custom floating desk that is aesthetically pleasing, efficient and packed with storage with these easy instructions.

How-to: Sweeten Up a Secretary Desk

The DIY experts at HGTV Magazine recreated this flea market find. Here’s how you can, too.

How-to: A Bold Rocking Chair

The DIY experts at HGTV Magazine went digging in the attic for treasures that deserve a second chance.

Beautify Your Workspace With Ideas From HGTV's New Cube Takeover Series

HGTV experts are scouring the country for sad office cubicles and turning them into inspiring and creative workspaces.

How-to: Book Shelves

The DIY experts at HGTV Magazine recreated this flea market find. Here’s how you can, too.

How-to: Colorblock Chair

The DIY experts at HGTV Magazine recreated this flea market find. Here’s how you can, too.

Go Shopping

Refresh your home with stylish products handpicked by HGTV editors.

Watch Live TV

Don't miss your favorite shows. Live stream HGTV now.

Follow Us Everywhere

Join the party! Don't miss HGTV in your favorite social media feeds.