Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Office Desk

What can I get done in a weekend without cable and internet? A lot! This desk is proof of it! The past few months I had been searching garage sales for a cheapo desk that I could redo for my office. I didn’t have any luck at garage sales, but my friend and I went to some antique stores nearby one day and I found a great desk! I knew just what I wanted to do with it.

I had seen and loved this dresser redo over at Scissors and Spatulas http://www.scissorsandspatulas.com/2011/06/grannys-old-dresser.html. I thought this style would be great with the new desk. They even have the same hardware!

I got out the new Mouse and went to work sanding it. I primed it, and gave it 3 coats of Behr Country Dairy (the same as I used on the nightstand redo). Unlike the dresser example, I didn’t do anything with the top of my desk. It was in pretty good condition. I distressed it a bit by sanding the edges. I am debating whether or not to add a little dark stain to some of the detailing in the desk. What to you think? I am just enjoying it for now!

**please ignore the mess of cords in the corner! I will hide them:)

Stay tuned to see what I will be doing with some ceiling tin I got on the same shopping trip…


linking to: www.iheartnaptime.net, www.diyhshp.blogspot.com


  1. Before you go out looking for your home office furniture you must first list the things you actually need and set a budget so that you do not make any compulsive purchases. Your list of things should also include tasks that you feel you will be accomplishing at your workstation. The list must also include the items that will be used or placed on the desks. You may also need filing cabinets for your desk so that you can keep your important documents accessible but also stored safely away. You may have frequent visitors at your home. In such cases you will want your home office desk to be aesthetically pleasing and appealing as well.
    Office Desk