Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Goodwill Desk

I found this beauty at Goodwill the other day for $9.99!!!

I just had to scoop her up and make her mine!
She's actually perfect because she's VERY light...since we live in the upper apartment of a duplex with two flights of stairs to get to us, the lighter the furniture, the better!
Then, with the help of Bob's mom, I made her even more beautiful with a fresh coat of paint and some distressing...

Those are still the original drawer pulls because I haven't found any yet that I have fallen in love with. However, the original ones don't actually look bad : )
The pictures don't show the paint color very well...
I used Krylon's Oil Rubbed Bronze.
I know its typically used for metal, I just love it and it actually turned out really nice on the desk! I wish it would photograph better.
(Maybe I'll try again on a nice sunny day, it's a bit gloomy today)

She has now become home to my sewing machine.
The next task is to make a swag light to put above her because when I sit down to sew my big head covers all the light from the ceiling fixture which is behind me.
Since we only rent we have to find something plug in and rather than spending a lot on a plug in swag light to hang from the ceiling, I think we can make one!
So today we are making a trip to Lowe's to see if we can get the ingredients for one gorgeous swag light!
I also need to find a cute little chair to go with it!
I've been browsing Craigslist and I'm going to stop by Goodwill and the Salvation Army in hopes of finding something adorable and cheap!

Then, I have to make a new sewing machine cover because althought the one I have now is cute, it just doesn't look right with the desk.
Any excuse to make something fun, right?!


Emily {Frilly Details} said...

What a great desk! I've been looking for a new desk but haven't had much luck finding one at the thrift store. I guess I'll have to splurge and buy a new one. ::)

Amanda said...

Awesome job on that desk. I really like it!

Claire said...

This is a great piece with a great price to match! Clap, clap, clap!!!