Monday, October 1, 2012

A Desk {Before & After}

A few weekends ago, we set out to hit up a few neighborhood garage sales and I scored this desk for a song.

Aren't neighborhood garage sales the best, by the way? So much less driving around aimlessly, looking for a driveway full of stuff to search through.

I offered the lady $5 less than she was asking and we had ourselves a deal. I knew I wanted to get started on making this piece over right away, because as you can see, my garage is quickly becoming filled with stuff for the upcoming Vintage Market Days event and half-completed projects I need to tend to. Story of my life.

So here's the desk in it's original state. Not too shabby and I knew it could easily be made over. I mixed up some paint from my growing stash and then did a light distressing and stain. I thought the original hardware looked okay, so I just kept it. If I were planning to keep the desk for our home, I would have switched it up, though.

So that's it. The ohsoexciting story behind this latest before & after desk action. There was no wad of money taped to the bottom of one of the drawers or treasure map scribbled in coal on the bottom of the desk. You know I would have put that kind of info up in the title.



  1. It turned out so great! It will sell so fast. Can't wait for VMD, I'm finally getting a fire lit under me to work on some things. I think I'll wait a few more weeks:).

  2. you did such a great job! looks amazing gal!

  3. I found you! I absolutely LOVE this desk, it looks exactly how I want mine, so 2 questions:
    1. What did you use?
    2. How much would you charge??

    I'm serious! :-) It was so great meeting you tonight! Looking forward to chatting via the internet!

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