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21  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / PBK Style, Craftster Price on: October 07, 2009 03:27:45 PM
Let me start out by saying I love Pottery Barn style and quality. Those prices, though. uh uh. But their catalogs are are free and sooooo pretty. Lots of inspiration in those pages.

Several months ago I was flipping through a PBK catalog and totally fell in love with this desk, but seriously hated the price (sure, *now* it's on sale! lol).  Not to mention, it's only available in white or light pink. The red might have been considered, but not the pale colors.

Probably the next day, kid you not, I was in a thrift store and found this:



It's a little shabby, no drawer pulls, and someone half-heartedly painted it white, but it has some pretty bones. Plus it's a true roll top desk. For a kid. Best part? It was only $10! Of course I took it home. Where it sat on the porch for about two months.  Embarrassed

Then the weather started to change. There's snow in the forecast. Snow. It's hard to paint furniture in the snow. Yesterday, however, was windy and sunny. I got out my spray paint and the drawer pulls I got at Target a couple weeks ago.

Now my shabby, thrift store find has become a gorgeous, PBK-inspired piece of furniture:



Here it happily resides in my tyke's bedroom. I'm ridiculously happy with how this one has turned out.



Cost comparison:

PBK - $249 (okay, it's $149 on sale, but still), plus delivery

Mine - $10 desk, $12 spray paint, $8 drawer pulls, elbow grease


Bonus: the book rack above the desk is also inspired by PBK. They wanted about $99 for theirs, mine was $1 at an auction, plus some spray paint.

What do you think?



 
22  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: A Package for the Kids GALLERY on: October 06, 2009 08:42:11 PM
So much cool stuff!!

love the perry and ferb felties. Nice work!!

23  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: A Package for the Kids GALLERY on: October 02, 2009 09:52:28 PM
Super cool package! Love, Love, *Love* the tshirt! MtM, did you screen print?! It's wonderful!

QB
24  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: A Package for the Kids --CLOSED-- Send out by Sept. 30th on: October 02, 2009 03:58:38 PM
So excited! DC shows the package is in the recipient's city, out for delivery!!
25  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: A Package for the Kids GALLERY on: October 02, 2009 03:57:39 PM
Such cute stuff!! What a great package. Those flashcards are awesome. The tutu is so cute, too!

QB
26  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Re: My judaic star quilt is finished! on: October 02, 2009 03:53:00 PM
Absolutely beautiful!

QB
27  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: A Package for the Kids GALLERY on: October 01, 2009 08:23:55 AM
Oh my gosh that Elmo hat is just adorable!!

Loving the nursing bracelet and those cute onesies!

28  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: A Package for the Kids GALLERY on: September 30, 2009 07:22:52 PM
Very cool stuff! Love the tshirt and the bracelet.

He's adorable! lol 8year old attitudes and all!!

QB
29  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / The Swap Gallery / Re: A Package for the Kids GALLERY on: September 30, 2009 03:46:53 PM
That car mat is *fantastic*!! What a great thing to take along for quiet play!

I am loving that pokemon hat, too. Can't believe this hasn't been said already, but "bob-omb" is "da bomb" (it's okay for you to groan out loud. It really is a sad pun. I just couldn't resist!)

Don't worry LindyV, your package is much better than that joke.   Wink

QB
30  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: A Package for the Kids --CLOSED-- Send out by Sept. 30th on: September 30, 2009 12:06:36 PM
All items have been readied for take off! Oh, and it does get cold in AZ, so am adding the hat! lol

Now to get to the post office before picking up my tyke!

QB
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