Painted Desk with Stained Top

Karri from House of Tubers initially spotted the Whitney Desk in the PB catalog.  Then after looking around, she saw quite a few similar two toned pieces with painted and distressed bases and dark stained tops on Pinterest.  She decided to combine what she liked about all of them and make her own from a Goodwill desk she got for only $19. Karri really got a great desk for this project as it has plenty of storage space and some really simple yet beautiful details. I love this color combo and the glass knobs Karri added! Gorgeous!

Two tone computer desk

Karriā€™s original inspiration came from the Whitney Rectangular Desk Set from Pottery Barn.

Whitney Rectangular Desk Set

Find the tutorial at House of Tubers.


  1. I like Karri’s version better than the inspiration piece. And you seriously cannot beat the $19 price tag! Nice work!