Roll-Top Desk Looking Brand New

Furniture flipping is no easy task. Before even starting a piece, you have to envision the final product and know exactly what needs to be done to get there.

I had this cute vintage roll-top desk that wasn’t completely abused like most of my pieces, but, it still needed some beautifying.

At first, I was a little stumped when trying to figure out what to do with this piece. After some time I decided to give it a new fresh look and feel.

I knew that I want most of this piece white, however, I was in love with this wood. I came to a conclusion that I was going to paint most of it white but stain the top of the desk with a dark walnut color.


I began painting the entire desk and also painted the chair that goes with it white as well.


After it was dry, it was time to stain.
I also swapped out that old hardware with really simple plain ones instead.


It is starting to come along! At this point, I just waited for my chair to dry up so that I can stain the seat with that same dark walnut.

Check out the completed look!

Roll top desk

I was so grateful to get this piece sold in less than 24 hours! My wonderful buyer said he was giving it to hi6-year-old daughter “so that she can do her homework on.” I hope she gets a lot done!

Do you have a piece of furniture that you want me to beautify or looking to add a new piece to your house contact me today!


2 thoughts on “Roll-Top Desk Looking Brand New

  1. Have an old roll top desk I want to paint but don’t want disassembled the roll top. Can I just not paint under the roll top. I am doing this to resell it


    • Hi Lou! I did not disassemble the roll-top because I didn’t want to break it or not be able to get it back together. When the roll top was closed, I painted that part because you can see it but I did not paint the underside because it is not seen. Hope this helps!


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