Gray Desk ReDo

Me and the hubs found this desk at a thrift store recently and as soon as we saw it we knew it would be perfect in our office.  I frequent the thrift store A LOT and this was by far the cleanest, most organized store I have ever been to.  The staff came up to help us as soon as we walked in and kept checking back with us.  They were fabulous.  We picked this up for $40.00.  Solid wood and in perfect condition except that it was ugly, but I could fix that so I wasn't worried.

Here she is before...
 Disregard the leaves on my basement floor....
 Here is a close up of the handles and the newspaper under is the liner of the drawers.  Cute, right? 
 I soaked these handles before I sprayed them with Rustoleum Lagoon Spray Paint

And here is the after...


I painted this desk with Annie Sloan's Chalk Paint in Paris Gray.  I sprayed the hardward with Rustoleum Spray Paint in Lagoon.  I usually always wax my chalk paint pieces, but I decided to try and polyurethane this piece and I actually love how it sealed it.

Not bad for $40.00 since I already had all of the paint on hand for other projects!

Linking up to these parties:
Open House Party @ No Minimalist Here
Thrifty Things Friday @ The Thrifty Groove
Furniture Friday @ Decorating Insanity
Furniture Feature Friday @ Miss Mustard Seed
Frugalicious Friday @ Finding Fabulous
That's The Ticket Blog Hop @ Lovely Etc
Manic Monday @ Serendipity & Spice
Nifty Thrifty Sunday @ Nifty Thrifty Things
Motivated Monday @ Be Colorful
Power of Paint @ Domestically Speaking
Be Inspired @ Elizabeth & Co
Wow Us Wednesday @ Savvy Southern Style
Whatever you want Wednesday @ Free Pretty Things for You
Wednesday's Wowzers @ Oopsey Daisy
LaThrifta's Cheap Finds @ The Scott Crib
Under $100 Link Party @ Beyond the Picket Fence
Friday Feature Party @ Redoux
Catch as Catch Can @ My Repourposed Life

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Our Tennessee Life ...formerly The Retail DIYet: Gray Desk ReDo

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Gray Desk ReDo

Me and the hubs found this desk at a thrift store recently and as soon as we saw it we knew it would be perfect in our office.  I frequent the thrift store A LOT and this was by far the cleanest, most organized store I have ever been to.  The staff came up to help us as soon as we walked in and kept checking back with us.  They were fabulous.  We picked this up for $40.00.  Solid wood and in perfect condition except that it was ugly, but I could fix that so I wasn't worried.

Here she is before...
 Disregard the leaves on my basement floor....
 Here is a close up of the handles and the newspaper under is the liner of the drawers.  Cute, right? 
 I soaked these handles before I sprayed them with Rustoleum Lagoon Spray Paint

And here is the after...


I painted this desk with Annie Sloan's Chalk Paint in Paris Gray.  I sprayed the hardward with Rustoleum Spray Paint in Lagoon.  I usually always wax my chalk paint pieces, but I decided to try and polyurethane this piece and I actually love how it sealed it.

Not bad for $40.00 since I already had all of the paint on hand for other projects!

Linking up to these parties:
Open House Party @ No Minimalist Here
Thrifty Things Friday @ The Thrifty Groove
Furniture Friday @ Decorating Insanity
Furniture Feature Friday @ Miss Mustard Seed
Frugalicious Friday @ Finding Fabulous
That's The Ticket Blog Hop @ Lovely Etc
Manic Monday @ Serendipity & Spice
Nifty Thrifty Sunday @ Nifty Thrifty Things
Motivated Monday @ Be Colorful
Power of Paint @ Domestically Speaking
Be Inspired @ Elizabeth & Co
Wow Us Wednesday @ Savvy Southern Style
Whatever you want Wednesday @ Free Pretty Things for You
Wednesday's Wowzers @ Oopsey Daisy
LaThrifta's Cheap Finds @ The Scott Crib
Under $100 Link Party @ Beyond the Picket Fence
Friday Feature Party @ Redoux
Catch as Catch Can @ My Repourposed Life

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16 Comments:

At March 16, 2012 at 11:17 AM , Blogger Latoya @ The Scott's Crib said...

Very cute transformation:) I love the colors! Thanks so much for linking up at Cheap Finds and Transformations!

 
At March 18, 2012 at 2:33 PM , Blogger Full Circle Creations said...

Looks great!

 
At March 18, 2012 at 4:50 PM , Blogger Heather Alverson said...

Love the color combo, I haven't had good luck at thrift stores but this has me motivated to look again. awesome job! Stopping by from Serendipity & Spice.

 
At March 19, 2012 at 9:37 AM , Blogger Diann said...

That turned out great! This was a wonderful transformation on and old early American piece! Thank you for sharing at TTF and have a wonderful week!

 
At March 21, 2012 at 8:11 AM , Blogger Sunday said...

I spotted your desk over at the POP Party and I couldn't believe my eyes! It turned out so cute and if you can believe it I had the same desk and used the same colors (almost) for my daughters room (last summer). I posted it on my blog a month ago or something.
You should check it out: http://asundayafternoon.com/makin-it-on-monday-cute-desk-hoot-hoot/
Great minds think alike, right??! I can't believe we did almost the exact same thing! I'm a new follower, hope you come by to see the desk and follow back. Have a GREAT week!

 
At March 21, 2012 at 4:12 PM , Blogger Carrie @ lovely etc. said...

Very cute. Love the pop of color on the hardware. Thanks for linking up to Thats the Ticket.

 
At March 21, 2012 at 4:39 PM , Blogger The Retail DiYet said...

Thank you!

 
At March 21, 2012 at 4:39 PM , Blogger The Retail DiYet said...

Thank you!

 
At March 21, 2012 at 4:39 PM , Blogger The Retail DiYet said...

Thanks, Diann!

 
At March 21, 2012 at 4:39 PM , Blogger The Retail DiYet said...

Thanks, Carrie!

 
At March 21, 2012 at 4:50 PM , Blogger Beth said...

Very cute re-do. Love the lagoon paint handles! Can you tell me what you used to soak them??? I have the same ones with years of crud on them. Thanks...Beth

 
At March 25, 2012 at 7:17 PM , Blogger Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

What a pretty transformation!

 
At March 25, 2012 at 11:41 PM , Blogger Alison @ Oopsey Daisy said...

What a great transformation! Thanks for sharing at oopsey daisy!

 
At March 26, 2012 at 10:19 AM , Blogger The Retail DiYet said...

Thank you, Sharon!

 
At March 26, 2012 at 10:20 AM , Blogger The Retail DiYet said...

Thank you, Alison!

 
At March 29, 2012 at 4:09 PM , Blogger gail said...

Your desk was a great find, and you did a nice job making it fit your space!
thanks for sharing at catch as catch can!
gail

 

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