Thursday, January 14, 2010

lovin' the new desk...

Here is the 15 dollar beauty I picked up last weekend at a garage sale. As I said, with the twins wanting to be like their elementary school aged neighbors, they've been dying for a homework desk AND homework- they'll eat those words desk someday soon, won't they?



So with some sanding, love and a generous friend (THANKS AMY) who offered up her spacious backyard for us to spray paint and spread out, the desk became just what I had hoped...









and this is what happens when you ask those little helpers to keep an eye on their sister at the coloring table - yes, it's only marker, not paint!




back to work...

love the color?
a chaotic pile of supplies




and finally! we are done - except for a missing knob somewhere -- to be found? let's hope.





smooshed amongst all of the other clutter in the girls' room but they love it!

sharing today with...


have a GREAT weekend everyone!





27 comments:

  1. Wow - what a transformation. Love the colors you chose!

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  2. I'm sure the girls love their new desk! You did a great job transforming that desk into a wonderful piece of furniture that will grow with the girls. I love the color.
    Jane

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  3. Very cute, and I love the colors and the fabric you chose! Someday you'll have to show me your blending technique for painting.

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  4. That is great! I can't believe it was only $15

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  5. It turned out really cute!!
    I love it!
    Rosemary

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  6. Absolutely love it! I need your creative touch around my house - wanna come and give me some tips? :)

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  7. Super Cute! How did you do the knobs? And can you tell me about that Valspar finishing stuff? How and what does it do?

    Thanks

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  8. Hi Jen!
    My name is Tawny and I happened to peak at your blog from my friend Amber's.
    Your kids are adorable, and you ideas are inspiring!
    After reading your profile I laughed because I'm a teacher too and I agree that being a mom is such a more demanding job, yet so much more fun :)
    Love your new desk! What a great find and vision!

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  9. I love the color and the knobs are adorable! How did you ever cover them with fabric? Great job, your daughters must be thrilled!

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  10. That desk is so pretty, now, and it looks like you had a great time with your "helpers." The marker picture was a riot. :) As a mom of two toddlers, I'm with you. Anyway, the color and fabric you chose are so fun. Great work!

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  11. I just redid a desk for my son- black. Not nearly as fun colored as yours..it looks great.

    tammy

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  12. It's beautiful now. Love how you used the same material as covers for the knobs. I've never thought of doing that. Just perfect.

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  13. I love that color and those knobs, how clever! I'm sure your children just love it!

    Kat :)

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  14. What a great job, and the knobs make it!

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  15. Oh my word! That looks amazing! GREAT transformation!!

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  16. Cute! Love the paint color and the knob idea... very clever! I've got a Power of Paint Party on Wednesdays. I'd love for you to share your desk and chair.

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  17. That is too cute!!!! How do you get the words onto your pics????

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  18. Ahhh...my favorite color!!! Your helpers appear to be a tad short, but they are cute...
    Living it up at Lakewood,
    Cindy

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  19. what a cute desk, I love the color.
    Looks so cute in the room!

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  20. Your desk looks fabulous! I love the blue color you chose. I did this same project with my Abby's desk. It was a white wicker desk and I spray painted it bright green. So fun, and you know our kids will have such wonderful, colorful memories too! Thanks for sharing.

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  21. That is a gorgeous rehab! I hopped on over from Finding Fabulous. I love it. It turned out lovely!
    teri

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  22. The desk looks amazing! I love how you reused the knobs!

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