Farmhouse Repurposed Broken Writers Desk Top - Raggedy Bits

Farmhouse Repurposed Broken Writers Desk Top

Sometimes when you find a piece of furniture, bring it home and clean it up it's not is the best shape. This was the case for this old writers desk. One project became two fun projects | Farmhouse Repurposed Broken Writers Desk Top | www.raggedy-bits.com

If you have been following me for a while you know that I don’t like seeing things go to waste! This sure was the case for this project. Sometimes when I find a piece of furniture, get it home and clean it up it’s not in the best shape! That’s when the creative juices get flowing and the tools come out. Sharing how to make a Farmhouse Repurposed Broken Writers Desk Top.

Farmhouse Repurposed Broken Writers Desk Top

Sometimes when you find a piece of furniture, bring it home and clean it up it's not is the best shape. This was the case for this old writers desk. One project became two fun projects | Farmhouse Repurposed Broken Writers Desk Top | www.raggedy-bits.com

 

After further inspection once I bought this sweet little table home, the stand that was on it was loose and going to prove difficult in repairing. So I removed the base and used it to make a Farmhouse StandΒ and the top has been sitting in pile of goodies just waiting for me to do something to it. Well luckily inspiration hit when our Creative bloggers Challenge came around again where we had to build something from scrapes.

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The rules are simply that the project has to fit the challenge theme, which will be something different to inspire you each month!

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Lisa @ The Purple Hydrangea | Kim @ Farmhouse Made | Kimm @ Reinvented
Denise @ My Thrifty House | Sam @ Raggedy Bits | Susanne @ Life On Pearl Street
Vineta @ The Handyman’s Daughter | Janice @ Sawdust Sisters | Anika @ Anika’s DIY Life
Sarah @ Sugar Bananas | Emily @ My Mom Made That

Supplies used:

  • Old Writers Desk Top
  • Wood Filler
  • Drop Saw
  • Scrap Wood – I used some scrapes that I had left over from my Family Rules Sign
  • Fusion Mineral Paint – Casement
  • Miss Mustard Seed Antique Wax
  • Drill and screws
  • Chisel
  • File
  • Soft Cloth
  • Paint Brush
  • Sander and 120 grit sandpaper
  • Liner Brush
  • Transfer paper
  • Americana Lamp Black Acrylic Paint

 

Sometimes when you find a piece of furniture, bring it home and clean it up it's not is the best shape. This was the case for this old writers desk. One project became two fun projects | Farmhouse Repurposed Broken Writers Desk Top | www.raggedy-bits.com

 

I had already Β started to paint the project a little while back and then realised is was in worse shape than I thought. There were two side pieces on the table top and one was badly water damaged so I removed them.

Sometimes when you find a piece of furniture, bring it home and clean it up it's not is the best shape. This was the case for this old writers desk. One project became two fun projects | Farmhouse Repurposed Broken Writers Desk Top | www.raggedy-bits.com

So I used the wood filler to fill in all the gaps. Once dry sanded theΒ filler back until nice and smooth.

Sometimes when you find a piece of furniture, bring it home and clean it up it's not is the best shape. This was the case for this old writers desk. One project became two fun projects | Farmhouse Repurposed Broken Writers Desk Top | www.raggedy-bits.com

Sometimes when you find a piece of furniture, bring it home and clean it up it's not is the best shape. This was the case for this old writers desk. One project became two fun projects | Farmhouse Repurposed Broken Writers Desk Top | www.raggedy-bits.com

Then I measured around the base of the desk top and built a frame to be able to have something to attach the new legs to.

Now to build the legs

Sometimes when you find a piece of furniture, bring it home and clean it up it's not is the best shape. This was the case for this old writers desk. One project became two fun projects | Farmhouse Repurposed Broken Writers Desk Top | www.raggedy-bits.com

For this next part I had to channel my wood working classes from high school! I’m sure there is an easier way to make these legs but I wanted to go old school. Β Cut your legs. This will involve a little measuring pending on the size of your desk top. Take a pencil and mark out a line about halfway across the leg. Then use a drop saw to make lines as shown above.

Sometimes when you find a piece of furniture, bring it home and clean it up it's not is the best shape. This was the case for this old writers desk. One project became two fun projects | Farmhouse Repurposed Broken Writers Desk Top | www.raggedy-bits.com

Flip and do the same for the other side. Then using a chisel remove the wood and file down until smooth. This creates a space for the cross leg to sit securely in. Using a drill screw the cross legs in the center and attach to the base of the table top.

Paint the top of the desk using Casement. Distress to your liking. Using Miss Mustard Seed Antiquing Wax stain the legs.

Sometimes when you find a piece of furniture, bring it home and clean it up it's not is the best shape. This was the case for this old writers desk. One project became two fun projects | Farmhouse Repurposed Broken Writers Desk Top | www.raggedy-bits.com

Because this once was a writers desk I decided to add a bit of a Raggedy Bits touch. Print off some words that relate related to writing. Trace onto the top of the desk using transfer paper and block in with your liner brush. Let dry and distress to your liking. Wax the desk top to seal.

Sometimes when you find a piece of furniture, bring it home and clean it up it's not is the best shape. This was the case for this old writers desk. One project became two fun projects | Farmhouse Repurposed Broken Writers Desk Top | www.raggedy-bits.com

Sometimes when you find a piece of furniture, bring it home and clean it up it's not is the best shape. This was the case for this old writers desk. One project became two fun projects | Farmhouse Repurposed Broken Writers Desk Top | www.raggedy-bits.com

And there you have a sweet side table!

Sometimes when you find a piece of furniture, bring it home and clean it up it's not is the best shape. This was the case for this old writers desk. One project became two fun projects | Farmhouse Repurposed Broken Writers Desk Top | www.raggedy-bits.com

Sometimes when you find a piece of furniture, bring it home and clean it up it's not is the best shape. This was the case for this old writers desk. One project became two fun projects | Farmhouse Repurposed Broken Writers Desk Top | www.raggedy-bits.com

Be sure to check out below all of the fun projects that my blogging pals have also made from scrapes below!
Happy Painting!


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Sometimes when you find a piece of furniture, bring it home and clean it up it's not is the best shape. This was the case for this old writers desk. One project became two fun projects | Farmhouse Repurposed Broken Writers Desk Top | www.raggedy-bits.com

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23 comments

    1. Thank you, Toni! Don’t worry I am like you and have to keep pulling it out and putting it back after each project! One day I will have a nice big studio where I can leave out all of my tools to play with whenever!

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