1.08.2012

Old Wooden Children's Desk

Annie actually found this desk years ago as a temporary sewing desk replacement (since my sewing desk ended up in Ross's room).  If I recall correctly, she said it was $10.  Pop, Ross's grand daddy, built a whole new top for it.

Well, since I purchased a desk at IKEA for my sewing table a few months back, this desk had been sitting and needed a new home.  I caught wind that my nephew needed a desk in his room and knew it'd be a perfect match!  






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25 comments:

  1. What a great transformation. Love the handles you picked, and the distressing looks great.
    Eileen @ Cottage Beach House

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  2. So great! that looks wonderful!

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  3. This is great...just shows what a little paint and elbow grease can do! Those new drawer pulls are amazing...they give it such a finished look. Well done! XO

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  4. It looks great with the TLC. I hope your nephew loves it !

    I would love for you to share this desk at my party this week.

    Megan
    Some Good Stuff Party: http://some-good-times.blogspot.com/2012/01/some-good-stuff-2.html

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  5. It looks so nice! Love it.

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  6. The new pulls make such a huge difference! So cute! Found you from Making the World Cuter, new follower! - Lori

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  7. I like the way you painted and then distressed it. Did you just use the color it came in for the first layer, or paint it twice?

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  8. That's so cool! Go you!

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  9. I spray painted a couple times in white . . . but sanded down to the wood to get that distressed look.

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  10. What a great transformation, I bet your nephew will love it!
    Sarah
    www.budgetfriendlydecorating.com

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  11. It turned out so cute!! I love the new hardware!! I bet your nephew will adore it!!

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  12. I saw your link over at Domestically Speaking today. This little desk is a gem!

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  13. You did a great job on this. Such a great little desk.

    If you get a chance, love for you to share this at my Link Party: http://www.jaqsstudio.com/2012/01/made-by-me-13-linky-party-and-features.html

    -Q

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  14. Lovely job. Have always wanted to make my furniture into new ones but rather scared of doing it just in case I make a mess :-)

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  15. Holly, I love it! PLEASE come share with my group today if you can!
    Melody
    ChattyChics.com
    PS You could win a $5 Starbucks card. :)

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  16. I love it and I agree that the pulls make a huge difference!

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  17. Oh from the second I saw your cute wooden child's desk, I've been totally in love!!! I think it's SUPER CUTE!!! The new top is GENIUS!!! I'm so glad you shared this at Overflowing with Creativity. I'm LOVING your blog and am excited to be your newest follower!!!

    XO, Aimee

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  18. Goodness, you did such a good job! Your sweet little desk is absolutely darling, and I LOVE the hardware you chose for drawer pulls, what a makeover! ~Jen @ www.icantstopcrafting.blogspot.com

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  19. How adorable is this! A great spot to sit and work!

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  20. Perfect size for a young man to study and daydream. Great job!
    Ann @ Suburban Prairie Homemaker

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  21. I love this~ my son has an old desk that needs a makeover desperately.

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  22. It looks terrific! The shabby chic look is perfect and I love the knobs. Great job!

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  23. Love it! Love the drawer pulls too!

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  24. that thing was dead and you brought it back! Good job! love the hardware

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