Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Mary Alice's Old Desk

When my friend Mary Alice showed me this desk and asked if it was something I was interested in, I didn't even notice the scratches, the worn top, the chunk of drawer pull missing, the green spattered paint...  I was madly in love.  I'm pretty sure she didn't really believe me!!  It's been sitting for a while, but I just hadn't had the right idea come to my head.  It needed something special.  Then I got an email from a mother (that I have yet to meet) who is redoing her daughter's bedrooms in purple and zebra.  How fun! She needed a desk and some nightstands, and sent me pictures of their rooms to work from.  She has yet to view this desk in person, and I'm a tad nervous it'll be a little rustic, but I am in love with the shape of this beauty!!

Here's a close up of the knob area.  Whew.  I said it was rustic!

So I had to LAUGH when I texted the mother of the daughter who will be receiving this and the girl's exclaimation was "BEASTLY!"  Now folks, I know the word "cool" went out with the Hanson Brothers but I didn't know it had been replaced with "beastly".  I was told to take it as a compliment! It was the first time a piece of my furniture has been called beastly.  I wonder if it will be the last?

This desk got a good scrubbin', a good rub down with Wil Bond, and a good coat of white (and black) paint. 

The legs looked to stark and bare, so  I added some black touches to "class" it up a little.  What do you think, Mary Alice?  You were so sure I took it just to be nice and threw it on my burn pile, didn't you!!

Running with Glitter


  1. you did a fantastic job,Kammy!What a visionary person u r ! Love it!

  2. Very cute. I am a new follower and would love for you to come check me out at funkymomcards.blogspot.com and follow back and check out my post Its A Nice Day For A Whitewashing

  3. What a great job! LOVE the black and white!
    Visiting you from Diamond in the Stuff!

  4. Super cool! That girl is sure going to enjoy it! You've been on the wild side with your redos lately. :) Thanks so much for linking up to Terrific Under Ten!

  5. Turned out great. You gotta love what a little elbow grease will do.

  6. Nice makeover. I would not have thought of zebra stripes but I love it !


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