Tuesday, September 27, 2011

The $25 ugly desk

Just a few months back I went to my very first estate sale....seriously! I completely shocked Jared (my husband) when I picked out a desk. He thought it was so ugly, and did not want me to buy it. However, I had a vision for it. It was marked $50, which was higher than I was willing to spend. But they let me take it for half, so I snacthed it up.
Here it is, in all its ugly glory

I know, I know......it was pretty bad!
Surprisingly, Jared actually let me do the work on it myself. So, I sanded it, primed it and painted it. And here it is now, lovely and bright.

The sad thing is, the desk is just sitting in storage now until we actually have our new home finished. Then her home will be in my daughter Amayas' room. I am working on a moodboard for her room and will have it done soon and will share it with you.

Parties I am linking up to:
Get your Craft on
Home Stories A2Z
Funky Polka Dot Giraffe
Not just a Housewife
A Diamond in the Stuff
All Things Related
Sugar bee Crafts
Vintage Wanna Bee
Coastal Charm
Night Owl Crafting
Trendy Treehouse

Blue Cricket Design
Creations By Kara
Eisy Morgan
Handy Man Crafty Woman
Savvy Southern Style
Southern Lovely

Thrifty Decorating
Thrifty 101
Fireflies and Jellybeans
Fabulously Flawed
Beyond the Picket Fence
A Glimpse Inside

504 Main
At the Picket Fence
Chic on a Shoestring
Common Ground
Designer Garden
Simply Designing
The Shabby Nest
Stuff and Nonsense
Simple Home Life

Funky Junk Interiors

Be Different Act Normal
Under the Table and Dreaming


  1. I seriously can't believe this is the same piece! You did wonders to it!

    P.S. I'm having a $50 cash giveaway on my blog this week. Come by when you have a chance! :)

  2. Looks WONDERFUL now! You clearly had s vision for it!

  3. This looks great! I love that detailing on the drawers!

  4. I love the details on the drawers! So cute!

  5. Can't believe how much better it looks. Great job! Your daughter will love it. I am a new follower from Blue Cricket Design. Vicky @ www.messforless.net

  6. This is an amazing transformation! It looks so much better! Paint is an amazing product for furniture!

  7. That is absolutely gorgeous! Congrats on making something not so pretty into a piece of beauty.

  8. Oooh, I love this! What a pretty shade of gray you used.

  9. Thanks so much, to all of you, for the kind words. I hope you will follow me and see what else I have to share with you.

  10. The details on the door are wonderful, great job! I am a new follower.

  11. It's amazing how a little bit of paint can make something look a million times better! I love the color of the paint. Wonderful job!

  12. I love this conversion! It looks great!

  13. LOVING this desk! It stinks that its sitting in storage, but at least it will be waiting for you once you move to your new home! Thanks for stopping by Sew Woodsy!

  14. What a great transformation and color! Your daughter will be thrilled to have it in her new room!

    Thank you for linking to Potpourri Friday. I appreciate your participation!

  15. Oh wow, what a beautiful transformation! The detail on it is amazing! Great piece! Thanks so much for sharing this @ Show & Share!

  16. Great work! Totally new look, thanks for linking up with me!

  17. Love how it turned out!! I would have snatched it up too!!! Thanks for stopping by my blog and dropping a comment! I am your newest follower!


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