Monday, June 7, 2010

a new/old desk

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My parents purchased this desk about 20 years ago to match a furniture set my sister and I shared. Hard to call it 'vintage' but its definitely seen a little love. And by love, I mean it spent the last few years in a storage shed getting grimy. And is rumored to have served as a beer bong table for a certain younger brother. Rumors. In need of a vanity, I saw some potential in this guy.
I removed the hardware, vacuumed/cleaned the desk as best I could... and gave it three coats of white spray paint.
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The finish from the spray paint wasn't that smooth or shiny and I worried I'd beat up the top pretty easily. A quick coat of polyurethane added a little jazz/layer of protection.
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And voila...add a mirror (found at River Market Antique Mall) and my great aunt's amazing chair (I'm obsessed with it!) and we're all set for awkward outfit posts!
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(H&M skirt, F21 tshirt, my mother's belt and ancient-but-still-favorites American Eagle sandals)

12 comments:

Felicia said...

WOW!!! That dresser looks amazing! I wish I had that kind of vision for old furniture.

Kitty Stampede said...

it looks stunning and so do you you! :D

Kim said...

Brava! Encore! Beautiful, my little lovely.

kelly ann said...

AMAZING. and i love your skirt. :)

abigail said...

The desk looks great! and I love your skirt!

Kristin said...

That wall color is gorgeous lady. And you did a fabulous job with the desk!

Dustjacket Attic said...

Oh I love the design, it's really a nice piece. Well done!
xoxo

Meghan said...

It's amazing! Nice work!

Dandelion and Grey said...

Whoa what a transformation!! Amazing job lady!! {aaaand you look so cute. Love that skirt!}

emmy-ray said...

Love it. I have a few pieces that need some love.

canvas art said...

Love it, you've done a great job and brilliant outfit.

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