Roll Top Desk Makeover

I love trying new products and this milk paint is one I've wanted to try for years. Milk paint goes on smoothly and was the perfect paint to use on this roll top desk makeover. 

Roll top desk before photo

Today I'm working on a roll top desk using Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint in Typewriter and a bonding agent.

This small roll top desk was adorable to begin with but I knew that painting it black would make it fantastic!

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I love Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint so I'm trying it with the bonding agent today because I didn't want the chippy look on this project.

black roll top desk painted with milk paint

The paint went on smoothly and covered well in two coats.

No chipping but I did have some white residue when the paint was wet which when I brushed it in went away. 

Possibly a little too much bonding agent, I never measure which is why I'm not a very good cook.

Front view of roll top desk with white knobs

When the paint was dry I waxed the desk with clear wax.

I added white glass knobs and I'm thinking about this drawer liner, after all, the color is called Typewriter.

Open drawer with typewriter key lining.

This cute little roll top desk is now an awesome little roll top desk.

Here are a few more DIY desk makeovers you may be interested in seeing. 

Finished black roll top desk.

Open view of black roll top desk.

Pinterest pin showing before and after photo

If Milk Paint is your thing then check out these projects that were all done using milk paint of one kind or another. 

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I am Susan, the author and creator at Homeroad. I am a wife, mother of 4 daughters, and a grandmother of 5 and counting. I am a retired teacher, a DIY blogger and an artist at heart. .