Wednesday, October 7, 2009

A New Look for an Old Desk

I loved the form of this old desk. All the compartments and drawers were beautiful. It was worn out and ugly, but I just knew it had potential.






Here is the finished product.














That is one amazing transformation! It's amazing what a little paint can do.

20 comments:

David and Lisa said...

Okay. That is gorgeous, Shari. Please give more details. What paint did you use? Did you have to sand it down or strip it? I have a dresser; I am aiming to get a similar look. Very nice!

Lloyd said...

Beautiful job, Shari!!! You do so many thing and you do them well.

Katie Lane said...

WOW. i love it.

Maryann @ Domestically-Speaking said...

That is so pretty. I'd love to know more detail... paint & stain color, etc. The desk shape is gorgeous too.

Shari said...

Thanks, Maryann. The paint is Kilz Bulgar Wheat and Ralph Lauren Ebony. The black surfaces are mixed 1 part water to 1 part paint to make it more of a wash. Up close you can slightly see the wood through the paint. I'm glad you like it!

Jenn @ Livin' the Simple Life said...

Okay, if you ever decide you don't want this little beauty anymore or discover she has a twin sister, I'll take it! I LOVE this makeover! Great job.

Sarah said...

words cannot describe how much i adore this makeover. stunning!

Simple Sage said...

That's beautiful! Good Job!

Symone's Mommy said...

Gorgeous. I've seen these desk being sold at resale and have always thought they were ugly and outdated. You made it modern and fab! I'll never look at them the same. GREAT WORK!

Claudia said...

You really did it! You took a piece that I would have probably walked right by and transformed it into a beauty! Congratulations!

Mandy said...

Gorgeous! I love it so much - I don't need a desk, but I want one now!

Amanda said...

That is beautiful! Kudos to you!

Courtney said...

GORGEOUS! really really good job!

Miss Mustard Seed said...

That is beautiful! I absolutely love your color choices and the dark tops with the lighter paint color. You did an amazing job. Thanks for linking up to FFF.

kimmcl said...

Oooooh! Aaaaaah! Great job!
Kim

Lisa said...

That really was a stunning desk to begin with. What an amazing shape! But you took it to a whole other level!
Terrific job
Lisa

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

I love it! You did a fabulous job, love the colors and the lines and cubbies make it super special! Cindy

Red Lipstick Style said...

absolutely fabulous! I adore the color, and your name by the way, I'm Shari as well! So nice to meet you, I found your blog via Mustard Seed.

Shari

K @ Thrifty Teacher Blog said...

Wow! It looks great!

Heather@PixieDust said...

what a great find! i love what you did with it.