Tuesday, March 6, 2012

{Sweet Desk}

Late one evening (okay, it was actually only 8ish, but that's suddenly become pretty "late" over here!), my friend Heather texted to let me know that her neighbor was throwing out an old desk.

I had barely finished reading the text before I was in my car (pajamas on and all; remember, it was late) and searching for it.

It was found and loaded and I was thrilled.

Upon inspection, Mike was a little less than.  Ha!  The paint was so thick and gloppy, the caning was damaged beyond repair, and the wood was separating.  But he saw the potential!
And after all the TLC he put into it...
 She's gorgeous!
 Aside from picking it up, my only contribution to this piece was to put on some new glass knobs and line the drawer. 
 Even better is that it's already sold and will be going to a sweet little girl!

One more final picture (just because I love how it turned out!):


  1. So pretty! The glass knobs were the perfect choice! (And I like your mirror, too!)

  2. Oh this table turned out lovely! Looks so much better with out the caning! Wonderful Job!

  3. I would love it if you occasionally put how you did everything step by step. I'd love to get into something like this but I really have no clue where to start when it comes to breathing new life into a piece!

  4. WOW! can your friend heather text me next time! that is an amazing piece!!!!!! i love it!

  5. This piece is so lovely! I can't wait to look through more of your furniture makeovers!

  6. this turned out lovely! Nicely done! I am your newest follower btw!

  7. Gorgeous!! What an awesome find and the end result is just beautiful!!
    I'm pretty sure my husband would give Mike a high five (and probably a beer!) for his efforts!! Mine helps me out a little too:)

  8. That turned out absolutely beautiful. Thanks so much for sharing at DIYbyDesign.

  9. I love it too--beautiful wall color too!

  10. Wow!This project looks fabulous I love the white and the space that it is in. I'm your newest follower stop by for a blog visit :)

    1. Great job! Wish I was getting that desk. Did you line the drawer with paper or fabric? If fabric, how did you do it?

  11. Wow, that yellow was intense!

    It looks SO much better. You did a great job!

  12. Very pretty--you really brought it back to life! Thanks for linking up to Share the Love Wednesday!