Monday, July 11, 2011

Craigslist Desk!

Hello everyone! Saturday was fabulous, everything went so well and all the work around here was well worth it, I have a few, not alot, of pictures that I’ll show in another post, I was just to busy with things to take alot of them.
This is one thing I did complete before the wedding/picnic…my desk that Mr.K bought me for our 5th anniversary off of CL! I used the paint that I already had on hand Cottage White and Jade Bath.
Here is the Before
It’s the first time I’ve ever tried doing drawers a different paint color then the rest of something so I thought I’d give it a try and if I didn’t like it I could always paint it the Cottage White like I was going to in the first place…so here it is! I think it turned out so nice and pretty, after I painted it I used my detailed sander and then did a thin coat of mocha glaze, after that I used a clear wax on it. I hesitated painting the hardware on it but to me they were outdated and thought they could use some prettying up! I love how they turned out!
I love it!
I still need to find the right chair for it, there is one in the basement that is a desk chair that was Mr.K’s mother’s and it has a spindle back on it and a seat that would need covered so I may do that one.
When I first showed this desk in a post on here, someone said that it was a vanity not a desk so I looked on the back to see if there were holes for a mirror and they were right it is a vanity! The guy on CL said it was a desk so that’s okay, it’s working for me and now my diningroom table is cleared off and not cluttered anymore so it’s worked out great! The bedroom is still a work in progress I’ve had my shabby chic curtains for months but just got around to buying the curtain rods this past week but I think Mr.K needs a rest before I ask him to put up curtain rods! What do you think should I let him rest at least a week or what? LOL
I’m joining some great parties:
Terrific Under Ten Tuesdays
Before and After Party
Nifty Thrifty Tuesday
Twice Owned Tuesday Party
Tuesdays Treasures
Wow Us Wednesday
Transformations and Treasures
Power of Paint Party
Primp Your Stuff Wednesday
Thanks ladies for hosting, I always try to join in on the fun!


Amanda said...

The desk look gorgeous, you did a fantastic job!

Annie Louise said...

I love this transformation, the desk looks so beautiful!

Decor & Harmony @ 4290 said...

What a fantastic makeover! Really nice color choice.

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

Your desk is so nice. You did a great job painting it!

Anita @ Cedar Hill Ranch said...

Whatever it is, it looks lovely. Great job! said...

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Anonymous said...

Rondell, it's gorgeous!! I love it painted!! My MIL has this piece also and I think it is so much prettier painted. Great makeover!!

LrSchwtz said...

Great find and job! It looks beautiful. Please stop by and link up to my Share the Wealth Wednesday Link Party! I'm your newest follower!

Gina said...

The desk is fabulous! You did a great job on it.

And yes, I guess you have to give your husband a rest. At least for a few hours, right? ;D

Susan said...

You did a wonderful job on that desk! I like the two-tone color treatment. :)
- Susan

Shelia said...

Love your recycled little desk. The colors look so soft!
Great job.
be a sweetie,
shelia ;)

Tammy ~ Country Girl at Home ~ said...

Hey Rondell!

Love your desk (or vanity)! I love this new look in your home too! It's so crisp and fresh! You have a talent for making your home look gorgeous no matter what the style!

Hope your family is well! I was just thinking about you and wanted to pop over and say hi!


Ana said...

Very nice Rondell. I love the new color. You can never go wrong with Cottage White. And I love that it can be used as a vanity or desk...Looks beautiful in it's new home. Great job.

Hugs and Kisses,

katy said...

What a beautiful re-do!!

Mercy Otis/The Stone House said...

I LOVE how it turned out! Does it call out to you as you pass by in the hall way?
It looks like just sitting there would inspire such creativity!

Jen T said...

It's SO pretty!!! Great job...don't you just love CL?? JenT

Nayana@CherishDreamLive said...

great transformation , it looks beautiful and lovely blog, following you.

Brandi said...

Great find, Rondell! I love how you painted it!

Denise at PinkPostcard. said...

Sooo pretty! Love the colors you chose- Jade Bath is one of my favorites. Love the curvy lines. Thanks for sharing at Transformations and Treasures!