Monday, March 3, 2014

Desk Makeover : From dingy and dull to bright and beautiful


How are you all good people, thanks for stopping by!!

My son kept asking us for the white desk to match rest of the furniture in his room for a long time now. I turned down hubby's offer to buy the desk online. While I was looking for the one I liked with the good bones on the Craigslist, son patiently waited. He was happy to use the entire family room as the homework area, LOL!

Our wait came to an end after few months, during this summer when I found one I liked within 10 miles from home. Picked it up happily for a whopping 15 bucks. This is how it looked before. Please excuse blurry picture from my iphone.



I started searching internet for inspiration and I came across following pottery barn desk Here. Son loved it, hubby gave me his usual disbelief look, daughter asked if I can paint one for her room too :) and my painting journey started.

This is from Pottery Barn website


My Version.



I started off right away with priming after proper cleaning. Desk sat in garage biting dust during the summer while I got busy with the summer activities. Few more projects came in between and the desk got a little sidelined. Here it is sitting pretty after two coats of primer (with lots of sanding before and after the primer) and after applying the beadboard wallpaper.


It is already looking so much better. I finally got to work on this during the long weekend last month. After couple of coats of paint, satin finish poly and a nose job for the drawers, here is the desk all pretty :)


Here is one comparing his old and new desk.

One more side view.


Its amazing what a can of paint can transform.

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35 comments :

  1. Wow! Now that's a treasure!! $15?? What a score, it's absolutely gorgeous! Thanks for sharing with us! XO

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    1. Thank u for vising Christy!! got to love craigslist sometimes for amazing deals :)

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    2. I like yours better than the PB version!

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    3. Hi Maureen, thank you so much, I also like mine than PB version :) thanks for visiting.

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    1. Thanks Kim. thank you for visiting

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  3. Love the style and love the makeover. It is gorgeous. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

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    1. Thank u Marty. Thank you so much for encouraging a new bee, It means a lot to me!

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  4. Very, very nice. You really did manage a magical transformation. So, did your son get this one while you continue your quest for your daughter?

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    1. Thank u so much Irisabbey. Yes, my son got to keep this. I need to find one asap for my daughters room :)

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  5. I really love the desk. The white looks so pretty with in the blue and white room! It looks very close to the Pottery Barn inspiration photo. Great job!

    Linking from Mod Mix Monday,
    Ricki Jill

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    1. Thank u so much for stopping by Ricki. I am glad you love the desk.

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  6. Wow! What a great transformation! And, what a great find. Got to love Craig's List. :)

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    1. Thank you Sharon. True, got to love Craig's list :)

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  7. This desk looks awesome!! Thanks so much for sharing on Handmade Tuesdays @ Ladybug Blessings. www.ladybug-blessings.com

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    1. Thank you Kristen. Thanks for hosting!! Have a nice weekend

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  8. Wow Bharathi didn't know you had so many hidden talents!! The projects are amazing!
    Wish I could get on with my inspirations...keep collecting ideas but never get to them:(

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  9. Wow, you did good! So true, it is amazing what a little paint can do! Thanks so much for sharing at Amaze Me Monday...
    Blessings,
    Cindy

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  10. wow, it looks SO great!! I also love the white floating shelf..Where did you get it? It looks like the floating ones with hidden hardware that I have been looking for..thanks in advance:)

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    1. Hi Joey, thank u so much for visiting. White floating shelf is from Ikea and it is called as Lack wall shelf
      http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/30193733/

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    2. my pleasure and awesome!!! thanks SO much for the link & info!! I appreciate it alot.

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  11. Beautiful job! Thank you for sharing. You are one of the features at The Round-Up from the Before & After party at The Dedicated House. Here is the link so you can check out your feature. http://www.thededicatedhouse.com/2014/03/the-round-up-from-before-and-after_18.html Hope to see you again at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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    1. Thank you so much for the feature Kathryn. Have a wonderful week ahead

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  12. I would have featured this if you had linked back! It is lovely.
    -Revi

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    1. Hi Revi, Not sure how I missed to link back. :( Thank you for considering this for the feature. Can I link back now :D
      -- Bharati

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  13. Hi Bharati, coming to you from the Fabulously Creative Friday Party. Wow, great find and you did a beautiful job painting this desk.
    Marie @ The Interior Frugalista

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  14. Thanks for stopping by Marie. Have a wonderful weekend :)

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  15. Beautiful makeover! Thanks for joining Home Sweet Home!
    Sherry

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  16. You did such a wonderful job! It looks so pretty with a fresh coat of paint. Thanks for sharing with us at the Merry Monday link party. Hope you'll join us again next week! Sharing your post on Twitter!

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    1. Thank u, Ashley. Thanks a lot for the shout out on Twitter.
      Hugs

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  17. Great job on the desk! Thanks for linking up with me for Friday Favorites. I'm featuring you this week.

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    1. Thank u Jerri. Thanks for hosting and featuring my desk.

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