Sunday, September 13, 2009

Roadkill Desk Reborn

 

    This project was HUGE for me, the largest that I have ever taken on. So big that I think that it will be awhile before I am ready for another like it.

     A month or so ago, you might remember, we came across this desk sitting near my neighbor’s trash.

     It was THRASHED, covered in play-doh in spots, and the veneer was all but gone on one side. So I Sanded, and I Sanded, and I Sanded, and did I mention that I Sanded?

     I was dying to paint it by the time that I was done. Actually, I was dying to paint it on day two, but I persevered. I bought a bluish gray mis-tint for $4 at Kelly-Moore and finally got to painting.

     PROBLEM, it was so bluish gray that it looked like a metal desk that was on a ship from WWII. We are talking battleship gray!

     Light bulb moment, I could do a watered down wash on  some of it and leave some gray for contrast.

     Success! Let me introduce you to the desk that cost me $4 in paint and a lot of sanding……

 The back.

Some drawers…..I still need to find the perfect pulls.

This whole enchilada! I forgot to put the pull out things back in for this picture, but I hope that you get the idea.

     I consider this roadkill rescued. Now I have to move the old desk/table out and bring this baby home. EKK, I hate unhooking the PC and hooking it back up!

 


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26 comments:

Leigh of Bloggeritaville said...

Youre neighbors are going to be so jealous! I LOVE that desk and color!

Nicole @ BugaBoos said...

Ohhh it looks Awesome! Great job and I love the color! Fantastic redo!

CaraM said...

Love it! Great job!

Alicia said...

Wow, that looks great. Can't wait to see it with the pulls on it. You did good for $4!

Jane said...

That's quite a find for $4.00!! Great job on the transformation. It may have been a lot of work but your efforts really paid off.

black eyed susans kitchen said...

I love what you called this...too funny...road kill. The transformation is amazing..it is a gorgeous desk now!

Julie said...

Love it you did a great job...I am having a new give a-way do hope you stop over...
xoxo
Julie

Sedona @ MyDivineDelights said...

Nice job! I love it!

susan said...

This looks like it might have been a school teacher's desk at some point--You did a wonderful job. Is all that sanding really necessary-?-sigh--I have a table I want to redo and am afraid of biting off more than I can chew!

Fifi Flowers said...

The desk looks soooo different! Nice job!

Dawn said...

Great job once again. It looks like it came from a weathered old beach cottage.

I'm with ya on the PC wires, ugh!
Dawn

Michelle@Sweet Something said...

NICE! I really like this! You've done a wonderful job and the finished product is wonderful! It's such a versatile piece and handle choice is limitless! I agree about the dreaded unplug...that's my husbands job! ;)

FrugalMom said...

I have been waiting on this post. It looks amazing, and I love the color contrasts.

Rhonda in OK said...

great job!

Its So Very Cheri said...

FABULOUS reso.
I hope you will come by for a visit as well. I have a fun party on Mondays and another on Wed that just started up.

Cheri
Its So Very Cheri

Caroline said...

The desk looks great, you really gave it a new look.

Pearl Maple said...

Nice!
The do over is looking fabulous, really exciting to see what we can do with a bit of creative imagination.

Struggler said...

Very, very nice, what fun to see the happy outcome. Just shows what elbow grease can achieve.

Danielle @ Transforming Home said...

Looks awesome! Love the color!

Danielle

Miss Mustard Seed said...

Nice job! I love happy accidents like your paint job. It looks great. I recently painted a desk that is identical to yours and it was a beast! Heavy and huge, but a great piece of furniture. Nice job and thanks for linking up!

Lo said...

love the finish! very different than the usual antique white or black :)

Infarrantly Creative said...

Oh I love the color. You made it look gorgeous. I hope all your hard work paid off and you love it and gave it a special home in your house. great job!

Lisa said...

Wow, you did a great job. That was a big project!

Diann said...

Great redo!

Angie @ The Country Chic Cottage said...

Gotta love THAT roadkill!! :)

Heather@ theherberfamily.blogspot.com said...

I really want to re-do my desk soon. This is a great re-do!

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