Wednesday, February 8, 2012

A Desk Makeover

I found this desk at habitat for humanity. When I saw it I immediately knew I wanted it, and I didn't even plan on having an office for blogging back then. I quickly found someone to ask how much it was, because unlike everything else in the store there was no price.




I love how curvy this piece is. And the detail, and the original hardware (swoon). The woman told me it had just been dropped off, the drawers weren't opening because it was summer and it was kept in storage. She said "normally I would charge $80, but because I don't know if it'll open $1."

Well obviously, I took it. $1 for a real piece of furniture. I was even thinking I kind of liked the green, it was different than anything I have, and maybe I could keep it that way.


It was a little too beat up in the green, so I decided to paint it a deep blue, its Behr Distance. This color makes it look a lot lighter than it is in real life. Even with the light pouring in its much darker, and moody and sophisticated.


The detail is so great.


And then I thought maybe I would just keep the gold hardware...but its also pretty beat up.


So I spray painted them this delicious grey called Satin Granite




I love that it makes this very old piece look updated and more modern.


And again just to remind you of the before


And the after


I couldn't be happier with it. I love that it gives this room a huge pop of color.



If you missed me painting the office here it is

Have you painted something recently that you are totally just smitten with?

I link up here

If you'd like to see the full office makeover go here

27 comments:

  1. Very pretty! I love the shape of it!

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  2. it looks amazing- i love that dark bold blue!!! and the hardware looks perfect in there!

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  3. How beautiful! That is the greatest shade of blue. I can't believe she sold the desk to you for a dollar! What a find. I'd love it if you'd share this at my Show & Tell party, going on now @ the Delectable Home.

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  4. Very nice! What a steal too! I would love it if you would link up to this week's party http://herestohandyandy.blogspot.com/2012/02/pinteresting-link-party-week-25.html

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  5. Beautiful color, great hardware, nice details - I'm smitten too! Hope you'll share at our Be Inspired link party!

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  6. So nice! I really need to hit up our Habitat for Humanity! It's too bad that green was so beat up!

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  7. Great job Jen, it looks beautiful! What a fun place to work on :)

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  8. I came over to follow you from the LINKY FOLLOWER PARTY HOP but I don't see the Linky FOllower tool on your site. If you want to enter please add the tool and come back over to re-enter your button.

    Cheri

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  9. Love the blue desk and green chair together! Great colors!

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  10. I'm looking for this style of desk. Yours looks lovely in that blue!

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  11. I could see why you were so excited for todays post! A cool desk for a buck... sold! I'm sure the pop of color in the room will bring you hours od joy!
    Dee Dee

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  12. This looks absolutely beautiful! I love the transformation!!!

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  13. Love the new color and the updated handles. Stopping by from The Shady Porch Link Party.

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  14. Love this! It's absolutely gorgeous. That color is fantastic.

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  15. ONE DOLLAR?! That is amazing! You did a nice job! Love the blue.

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  16. Love that desk. What a great find.

    Linda

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  17. Love your gorgeous blog! Following you via email, but couldn't find your Linky Followers gadget! Hope you can come visit me at http://www.eccentricleopard.com

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  18. It turned out pretty! I can't believe you got it for a dollar! What a steal, I would've snatched it up in a heartbeat too!

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  19. Love the new look! I especially love the old chippy chair you have paired with it! It looks great!

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  20. The blue was a great choice for that lovely desk. I love the details on it - so pretty. What a great place to blog!

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  21. I'm so in love with your desk. I would love for you to link up to my party: http://www.nutmegplace.com/2012/02/show-off-saturday-1.html

    Hope to see you there!

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  22. Ohhh, how pretty! Love the color you chose! Dropping by from Coastal Charm! Visit my blog sometime!!

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  23. I LOVE IT! It turned out beautiful! What an awesome find :)

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  24. What a nice job! Love the color! I'm a blue girl, myself! I'm a new blogger. Hope you'll come visit!
    Cyndi
    http://bluestarantiques.blogspot.com/

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  25. I LOVE this!!! My party just started...I would LOVE to have you stop by and share your projects!!! XO Aimee

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