Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Desk Morph




I bought this cute desk and chair on good ol Craigs List for $50. I probably could have gotten it for less, but it was from a young girl who was moving to CA. She was trying to sell everything in her apt before giving what was left to GW. Thought I was probably helping her out.Anyway, it was really cute. Exactly what I was looking for to put in our kitchen. I did paint it. Of course, I pretty much painted it the SAME color, but still, I painted it BM Navajo White and since it is fake wood white underneath, I could not sand to distress it.
So I used PLAID stains in Maple to do my faux distressin'.


Had to add the B to the chair...just needed a little something extra.






Also recovered the chair in a cute chenille that was only like a $1 at Joanne's. I think it turned out so cute. Sure looks better than the big ol honker hutch that was here before.
We took that hutch apart and have our new tv on the bottom half. See?



The top is in the garage, I need to think of something to do with that.

The TV cabinet will be painted white, guess that will be another Monday.

But here is my completed desk...at least for now. Oh yeah, I added new handles too.
My friend asked me if I got a sale on "B's" haha
Thanks for looking! I would love your feedback!

15 comments:

Nicole @ BugaBoos said...

This looks AWESOME! I love the B on the chair too! My sons name is Cameron too, I read in one of your other posts yours was, hope that's right, lol. Thanks For Sharing!

Christa said...

I love what you did with it, it looks nice!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Looks great - like the B on the back of the chair.
Glenda

Really Rainey said...

That transformation came out fantastic.. and that was really nice of you to help that girl out... I would have done the same thing... I hope you have a fabulous week!
~Really Rainey~

Sarah said...

Cute! I love the B's!

Marie said...

Hello Crystal - love your desk make-over! You did a fabulous job. Thank you for sharing!

Blessings,
Marie
http://emmacallsmemama.com

VintageSunshine said...

Ahhh! I love a good craigslist find! Beautiful!

Brenda said...

I love the lines of the desk. Don't make them that cute much anymore.
Brenda

Liz said...

What a really great little space! I love the detail on your desk. Very Cute!

~liz

susan said...

Fifty dollars was still a good deal and you were kind not to take advantage! It looks great in its new home!

Cass @ That Old House said...

Very nice, and I love meeting another Craigslist shopper. I find the most amazing things there -- glad to see you do, too!
Lovely desk. Good job! :-)
Cass

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

I am impressed....looks so good...Just blog hopping and enjoyed reading yours....I love making new blog friends and love looking at all the different blog designs.

mary'smom said...

I love the B's and the desk. Very nice.

Carrie said...

Cute! I love black and white!

Jill said...

Oh how I love B's on everything! It turned out great.
PS I LOOOOVE the burlap curtains below!
-Jill