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Friday, August 20, 2010

Desk Re-do!!!!!

This is one of my first furniture revivals! I was so excited when I saw this desk at a yard sale, that I had to have it! She was asking $300 for it, that was WAY out of my tiny budget. After I went home and couldn't stop thinking about it, I decided to go back into town and see if she had sold it yet. She hadn't and it was the end of the day, so I had to see if the price had changed! She decided to drop it to $180, but I was still really hesitant, because I knew the Hubs wouldn't go for that! Then after deciding once again not to buy, even though I LOVED it, I started cringing walking away. Then the lady must have saw how much I loved it, and said that she would sell it to me for a steal $130! I was like "WHAT?" I actually felt kind of bad, because that was soooo far away from the original asking price, but she said she had to get rid of it! LUCKY ME!
(I seriously couldn't control my excitment, when I got in my car, my kids were laughing hysterically at me because I was going crazy with my happy dance! You can only imagine how I they acted when I was finished with the desk.)

Then it was TONS of debating back and forth of what I was going to do to it! I LOVE me some color, so I had red, yellow, turquoise, or orange in mind. The Hubs was totally against me painting over wood, so somehow we compromised with leaving the top wood, and just sanding it down and staining it with a pretty cherry stain, and then painting the rest Ivory (not really a color if you ask me). This is how she turned out......



This is after she's all painted, just starting the glaze. I actually liked it without the glaze, but I felt like it needed something, I will probably paint it again in a year or time turquoise!

The AFTER....What do you think?!

I linked to Under The Table and Dreaming & The DIY Showoff! I love her blog, check it out!

1 comment:

Pamela Rosenberg said...

Wow if this is your first project then I am more than impressed, Fabulous job. Yay you. :)

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