A couple of weeks ago, my husbands friend PJ brought me over this super cute desk – he found it with a “free” sign on the side of the road. Sweet!!! I bet the people that set it out on the curb would want it back after its cute little make-over :) Too bad…so sad (for them that is)
And thanks so much PJ – you have awesome taste and im so glad you saw this little desk’s potential. Make sure you grab me all the free furniture that you see!
Before – it was in a little bit of disrepair. It needed a shelf/drawer, and some of the veneer was cracked. Nothing a little bondo and wood cant fix. There must have been something there before because it has these wood brackets that slant down towards the bottom of the desk. I was thinking maybe it used to be a sewing table of some sorts – but i don’t know. Maybe some of you know?
So we added a shelf and then another piece of wood in front of the shelf to make it look like a drawer. We also added some hardware to make the top piece that opens up, stay @ a 90 degree angle. Perfect spot to put a mirror.
Then i gave it a light sand, sprayed it with Kilz water based primer and then a coat of creamy white. I then distressed the edges with a 60 grit sanding block. I kept the original hardware – i love the old brass handles – so perfect :)
Shelf that was added was lined with some cute fabric that i found at Hobby Lobby
I can never get over what a coat of paint can do!! I love the way it turned out and hope her new owner loves it too :)
***Did you guys notice anything in these pics? There are a couple of drawers that i forgot to sand the edges – oops! Sometimes i get so excited to put the drawers back in to see what its going to look like and i forget to go back and finish!!**
Ok – now im off to sand…