15 April 2010

When The Students Go Home [part 3]

For the history of the craft desk visit part 1 and part 2.

From someone's trash to my craft desk, I'm so excited to show you how she turned out!

Remember this?



And after lots of sanding, wood filling, priming, and painting...

here she is!



We used Penny Hill (Ace Hardware) for the desk. It is a beige/neutral color that looks a tiny bit pink in the sun. We used Ohio Buckeye (Ace Hardware) for the chair, desk drawers, and inside the top drawer pockets.


I drew a terrible picture for Kyle of what I wanted the top to look like. 20 minutes later and he had it perfect!


We found utensil trays at Ikea for the top holes that used to be drawers. I left them natural but added some wooden letters painted my favorite color (metallic taupe- folk paint line).


I found this ugly guy at Goodwill.


Now it's a memo/inspiration board that will hang above the desk.


I hope you're as impressed as I am. If you were anxiously waiting for the big reveal, I hope I didn't disappoint!

I can't wait to get crafting!


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36 comments:

  1. great job! got to feel good about the work you put in and the result!

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  2. Wow - wouldn't of guessed it would have turned out to look so great! You did an awesome job! Come plant your creative seeds at my blog party on Fridays: Plant a Punkin Seed at Punkin Seed Productions

    Kristi
    Punkin Seed Productions

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  3. Laura, you know I love your blog!!! That's why we gave you the Sunshine Award! Follow the link to check it out:
    http://nv-craftenvy.blogspot.com/2010/04/we-have-received-sunshine-award.html

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  4. So pretty Laura! I love it! :) Also, I really liked and appreciated your previous blog. :) I hope everything is going well for you as you are preparing to wrap up the semester! <3

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  5. Wonderful job, y'all! I looks great!

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  6. What a great craft space! I have to admit I'm a tad jealous! Great job!

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  7. This looks awesome. I love the top, especially.

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  8. This is so pretty! I can't wait to join the "Saturday is Crafty Day" party! So fun :)

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  9. Hi!
    I am meeting you from over at The Girl Creative, New Friend Friday (you were above me). I love the desk and the note board, since I love turning ugly and abandoned things into beautiful and useful ones- for this is what Jesus' love has done for me!
    But what I really love is your post about Jesus Who?
    I am your sister in Christ (Jesus Christ! LOL!)
    I so totally got you in that post!
    If I don't spend time daily with my best friend- open the door, visit and eat Pad Thai (or tacos or pb&j's) with Him, how can I be ready for others to come in.
    So, thank you for the reminder!
    Blessings to your home from mine and let's keep the door unlocked, 'k?

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  10. Hey! I'm visiting from New Friend Friday. Happy Friday!

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    http://sostylilized.blogspot.com - currently offering FREE Custom Blog Designs

    http://jessicaslilcorner.blogspot.com - Family blog

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  11. It looks absolutely wonderful, and I LOVE the utensil trays that you used in those top 'holes'. You've got me seriously thinking now, where could I use similar trays in my house!

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  12. Laura your craft corner and desk turned out beautifully! I am dying to put together something similar - just waiting for the right "piece of junk" to come along! LOL!

    I'm your newest follower and I'll see you on 4/24!
    Sarah

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  13. Looks great. I'm your newest follower from New Friend Friday at The Girl Creative. I love you blog. Can't wait to read more.

    -K
    http://mypottyseat.blogspot.com/

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  14. WOW! Great find..

    Thanks for joining Get Your Craft on Thursday. Please join me next week for another great party!

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  15. Wow, what a great transformation! I love how you used trays in the spots that were missing drawers.

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  16. Fabulous makeover! love the bin idea. Thanks for stopping by and letting me know about your upcoming project party!

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  17. I love how you put the letters on the front of the drawers, awesome!

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  18. Wow! The finished product is amazing! I especially love the design you had him do on the top!

    Great job!! :)

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  19. the desk is unbelievable! I think you have a great eye & being married to the paint guy doesn't hurt!!

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  20. Cute! I love the detail on the top of the desk!

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  21. That turned out so cute! Thanks so much for posting this on Favorite Things Friday!

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  22. That is quite the redo--I like how you solved the drawer issue, thanks for sharing.

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  23. Wow, great makeovers!

    Thank you for linking this to A Little Craft Therapy, with Life in the Pitts.

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  24. That looks great. Thanks for sharing at check me out saturday www.iamonly1woman.blogspot.com

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  25. Loving this desk makeover! I would love to work at that desk.
    Rose

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  26. Thank you for visiting my link party! I think your desk turned out so nice, I would love to have something like that!

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  27. What a nice transformation! It's so amazing how you can make something amazing from something others might throw out!

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  28. awwww that desk is so cute! I love the paint treatment.
    gail

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  29. That turned out great. The decorative painting you did on the top looks amazing!

    Thanks for linking up to Make it Yours Day!

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  30. Wow what an amazing transformation! Would love to have you stop by the Sunday Showcase Party. Hope you are enjoying your weekend! You did a great job on this piece!

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  31. I featured you on my newest post "Link Love". Please go ahead grab my "I was featered" button!

    Have a nice day!

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  32. Hi,
    I followed you over from the Life As Lori link party. You have a teriffic blog. I am now a follower of yours. I would really love it if you came over and visited me too. Be sure to enter the drawings for the necklaces, if you do. Rory http://toolsareforwomentoo.blogspot.com/

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  33. Oh my gosh!!! You would think you spent big bucks at an expensive store for a desk like that! This is such an amazing transformation!! Great job!

    Thanks for linking up!

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  34. I LOVE that desk! Seriously amazing!

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