Children's Desk

I found this piece at my favorite thrift store for $19.00.  I scooped it up thinking it would make a great child or teen's desk.  When I found the desk it was covered in carvings from some kid--I don't know if this was used in a school or a home...most likely a school with the sheer amount of carving to the desk.

 I used A LOT of wood filler on this desk and did A LOT of sanding!
I had a small amount of Annie Sloan's Chalk Paint in Duck Egg left over from another project and thought this would be a good neutral color for a boy or a girl since its a really light blue.  Two coats and this is what I had...

 I purchased these hand painted drawer pulls and replaced the old wooden knobs.
Not bad for $19.00.  I'm selling this piece so hopefully some child/teenager gets a lot of use out of this!

I know this isn't a good "BEFORE" pic, but you get the idea!'
Cheers!
Danielle

Linking up to:
Nifty Thrifty Sunday @ Nifty Thrifty Things
Twice Owned Tuesday @ House of Grace
Nifty Thrifty Tuesday @ Coastal Charm
Manic Monday Link Party @ Serendipity & Spice
Be Inspired @ Elizabeth & Co
Chalk Paint Link Party @ Elizabeth & Co
POWW @ Primitive & Proper
Whatever You Want Wednesday @ Free Pretty Things for You
Power of Paint @ Domestically Speaking
Creative Inspirations @ Embracing Change
Under $100 Link Party @ Beyond the Picket Fence
Open House Party @ No Minimalist Here
Furniture Friday @ Decorating Insanity
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Our Tennessee Life ...formerly The Retail DIYet: Children's Desk

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Children's Desk

I found this piece at my favorite thrift store for $19.00.  I scooped it up thinking it would make a great child or teen's desk.  When I found the desk it was covered in carvings from some kid--I don't know if this was used in a school or a home...most likely a school with the sheer amount of carving to the desk.

 I used A LOT of wood filler on this desk and did A LOT of sanding!
I had a small amount of Annie Sloan's Chalk Paint in Duck Egg left over from another project and thought this would be a good neutral color for a boy or a girl since its a really light blue.  Two coats and this is what I had...

 I purchased these hand painted drawer pulls and replaced the old wooden knobs.
Not bad for $19.00.  I'm selling this piece so hopefully some child/teenager gets a lot of use out of this!

I know this isn't a good "BEFORE" pic, but you get the idea!'
Cheers!
Danielle

Linking up to:
Nifty Thrifty Sunday @ Nifty Thrifty Things
Twice Owned Tuesday @ House of Grace
Nifty Thrifty Tuesday @ Coastal Charm
Manic Monday Link Party @ Serendipity & Spice
Be Inspired @ Elizabeth & Co
Chalk Paint Link Party @ Elizabeth & Co
POWW @ Primitive & Proper
Whatever You Want Wednesday @ Free Pretty Things for You
Power of Paint @ Domestically Speaking
Creative Inspirations @ Embracing Change
Under $100 Link Party @ Beyond the Picket Fence
Open House Party @ No Minimalist Here
Furniture Friday @ Decorating Insanity
Thrifty Things Friday @ The Thrifty Groove

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10 Comments:

At June 20, 2012 at 4:11 AM , Blogger Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

such a sweet little piece! it looks fresh and clean now!

 
At June 22, 2012 at 11:26 AM , Blogger Peggy Meckling said...

Lovely! You did a great job bringing it back to life. I love the knobs you chose. I just found you through The Thrifty Groove. I'm your newest follower and a fellow newbie. Hope you can check me out when you get a chance.

 
At June 22, 2012 at 10:07 PM , Blogger Lisa @ Before Meets After said...

What a great transformation! I loved meeting you at Haven! Send me some before and afters so I can feature them on my facebook page!

 
At June 24, 2012 at 8:25 PM , Blogger The Retail DiYet said...

Thanks, Peggy! I will definitely stop by your blog!

 
At June 24, 2012 at 8:26 PM , Blogger The Retail DiYet said...

Hi Lisa,
Great to meet you as well and thank you! I will be sure to send some before and afters your way. I'm a new follower to your blog as well!

 
At June 25, 2012 at 7:00 PM , Blogger Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

She had a rough life, but you brought her back beautifully!

 
At June 25, 2012 at 7:57 PM , Blogger The Retail DiYet said...

Thanks, Sharon!

 
At June 27, 2012 at 8:58 AM , Blogger Diann said...

Great find and redo! It really turned out so nice! Thank you for sharing at TTF and have a fantastic day!

 
At June 27, 2012 at 8:56 PM , Blogger The Retail DiYet said...

Thanks, Cassie!

 
At June 27, 2012 at 8:56 PM , Blogger The Retail DiYet said...

Thanks, Diann! You too!

 

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