Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Project #8 -Old desk made new

Don't worry, it's the before picture. I picked up this baby for $45. The catch was it was in an upstairs loft office of a big warehouse, and my husband and his friend had to figure out how to get it down. I think it involved a makeshift ramp and lots of rope. Yes, he really loves me.
And that thing is HEAVY!
But, it was big (check), had lots of drawers (check) and fabulous lines from the molding to really give it some pretty character (check)

Here it is before I finished the drawers:

Here is the front: I love that it's not all flat.
And here you can see it with the new hardware (I need to find a new lock to go in the middle drawer)
So, tell me what you think. Unless you don't like it, then you can just tell me you are proud of me for getting it finished!


  1. You never cease to amaze me! I can't get my desk cleared off-let alone ever think of painting one. It will look great in your new, black house.

  2. It is beautiful. I bougt a little desk for
    Anna's room for $5.00 off of craiglist. I have been stripping the old (layers and layers) of paint off of it and wonder...how do you do it? How do you make it look so beautfiul?

  3. I love it. That whole room turned out great. I wish I had your eye and patience.

  4. It is very beautiful! Congrats on the pregnancy and that big wooden piece below is nice, too. A lotta work.

  5. Wonderful job on your desk! Project-aholic~ I love it. Hi my name is Chrissie and I am a project-aholic!!Just became a follower, thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment. I would be happy to share my glazing tips with you!

  6. Holy crap, are you about ready to deliver? Have you moved yet? Where are you moving to? I HATE being so behind on so much news.