Wednesday, March 4, 2009

My "New" Desk

Edited: The ISO on my camera was cranked way up to 1600. No wonder the pictures weren't turning out. I have now changed some of them and they are a little clearer.

Do you remember the before of my $5.00 garage sale table?


I don't usually use primer, but decided it might be best on this makeover. I used gray spray primer.


My only regret is that I didn't take a picture of the finished table outside. I have heard others say that black painted furniture is hard to photograph. Well, now I can attest to that fact.





Here is an up close of the finish. It is satin paint, though the flash makes it look shiny. It is not that shiny in person. This is the best I could do of the finish up close.


Awww, who is that masked man in the picture?



This is our sweet dog Max. This is the first picture I took and there he was, right in the way. That's ok--I love him.

For now this will be my computer table. It will get moved elsewhere eventually, but it works well, and hey, you can't beat a desk for $5.00.

I added this beautiful little piece of pottery that Victoria found for me at Goodwill last week. Isn't the color just beautiful?


Underneath, to cover some cords and the box that keeps lighting from frying our computer I place this woven bag. I found this a Goodwill a few weeks ago and was really surprised that is was only $2.40. The handles are leather and it is nice and substantial.



Hope you enjoyed the makeover.

Until next time!

Christina

24 comments:

Nikki said...

The new desk looks great! I'm still amazed at how a can of black spray paint can do such wonders!

Amelia said...

Definitely a trash to treasure make over. Not a lot of money was spent in this transformation - which we all like that idea.

Fantastic method of hiding those computer cords...you are one smart lady!

Enjoy life!

ALVN of WhisperWood Cottage said...

I'm speechless! That is a great makeover!

C Maisy said...

my goodness...that is awesome...there is no reason to replace it in the future because it is perfect.

ps..love max...darling!!!

Darlene said...

I LOVE your now elegant desk!!! Everything looks fabulous. I also LOVE that blue pottery it is so pretty....I am on the hunt for some pieces like that. Max is just too cute standing there.

Carrie said...

I love the makeover! It turned out great.

Julianna said...

I love it!!! Looks great! I would never have thought computer desk just looking at. Great eye!

Katie said...

I love this I wish we could all go junking together.. I have a little give away come sign up!

Empty Nest Full Life said...

Definitely makes me want to find some good yard sales! Great looking desk! Jackie

Sherri S said...

The desk looks AMAZING! Wonderful paint job. Love the basket 'purse'. I do love finding a good thrifty treasure!

Sher's Creative Expressions said...

Great job Christina! What a difference a bit of paint can make on a piece of furniture. I also adore your thrifted purse basket.

Blessings,

Sher

Victoria said...

The desk looks beautiful!

I love the way the red vase picks up the red in the picture as well.

Man, wish I had a sister like you to come help me do some makeovers. ;) Hint, hint.

Erin said...

The new desk turned out beautiful! I love repurposing furniture. It looks beautiful in your room! Have a great weekend

Tausha said...

Love the table as a desk! I have a strange love for sofa tables, or anything that is close to the shape. I tend have too many of them around my house.
But, I figure they are like lamps, can one really have too many tables, or clocks or books or....
I love the dishes under the cloches! I love them! I love it so much, I must copy. I hope that you don't mind. I figure that we live far enough apart-no one will notice-right?

melissa said...

Christina~
Holy guacamole, it looks fantastic. If I could give an award for the best $5 spent at a yard sale, this would be a finalist! :) I love where you put it and what you put on it as well. Have a great weekend!

One Woman's Cottage Life said...

Absolutely beautiful, Christina! Love it! Do you mind sharing the brand of satin spray paint you used? The finish is perfect!

I've added you to my blogroll and look forward to visiting again!

Meg said...

I LOVE before and after pics! You did a great job on that table. Max is so cute!

pumpkinpatches said...

I LOVE the desk...I just bought a bench I want to either use in my bedroom (or if it turns out bad ) in the backyard.

I just used what extra rock was lying next to my trees (its standard rock that EVERYONE in AZ has), and then I just put mulch under my trees. No I didn't use any liners ( I actually should have but I didn't even think about it honestly.

Some of the rock I didn't get is starting to come through the mulch so I might put liners under it some weekend soon.

A Touch of Country said...

Very trashy...turned into classy!

Love it!

I too love goodwill!

Vera said...

great makeover! it turned out to be a really greatlooking table.

Gretchen said...

Your table/desk turned out beautifully. I also love that wicker bag for $2.40. The best part of having a table for a desk is that you can move it anywhere and make it work.

Gretchen

Andrea @ Big Creek Cottage said...

Christina....love the transformation of that table! Love that black paint! (glad i am not the only one forgetting to take pictures!!!!) LOL

Teresa said...

Your table is fantastic. Great job.

Dawn said...

That does not look like a $5 desk! It looks great! I love that cute bag that you found also!

Have a great day!