Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Ugly Desk Makeover!

Whew! What a long weekend! I'm happy to announce that on Friday I was offered a job at a wonderful nursing home in Midwest City, OK. So everything has been set into action and my boyfriend and I are moving to Oklahoma City next week!

...Which meant I had to finish this desk more than ever! My mom picked it up for me since she has more space to work than me. She was a huge help. We finished everything, except spray painting the hardware, on Saturday!

Here is the before:

U-g-l-y. And dark. It was just a cheap Craigslist find that I found a while back. It was the right price and my boyfriend needed a desk. It fit the small space we had so we bought it. It's been patiently waiting for months now to get a makeover.

My inspiration was this Miss Mustard Seed desk.

I even have a chair that looks incredibly similar to the one in her photo that I plan on using with the desk.

I wish the color of the hardware showed up better in my pictures. It's a really pretty dark chocolate color with  a little bronze shimmer. The brown tone is so pretty on the blue drawers.

I'd like to lightly distress the edges, but I left it this way for now. I'm a little nervous to do it. It's a cheap desk. Pretty sure it's that stuff with like paper over particle board, so I'm afraid of how that might work (or not work!).

I'll probably just leave it how it is and not risk it. It's already SO much better!

Monday, May 16, 2011

Thrift Goodies

I usually try to keep this blog to furniture makeovers and other projects, but sometimes I find something at a thrift store that I don't plan on making over and I just LOVE...

...and I LOVE this set of three little owls I found today for $1.50! They're solid brass. They're so cute! They just make me happy looking at them =)

On another note, I've been pretty busy lately and the side table I've been working on kind of fell on the back burner. I'm hoping I'll be able to finish it up this weekend, and I'm definitely going to be painting my boyfriend's ugly desk this weekend. So more furniture makeovers soon to come!