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« on: August 31, 2007 12:09:04 PM »

Dont you just hate it when you forget to take before pictures.
So anyways, I had this desk similar to this one

that had been sitting in my garage for way over a year (it was at my SIL office, she was going to throw it away, but of course I could not let that happen).
So I used the long front part in my craft closet as a work surface, the other part, the taller back portion I transformed into my new book-case head board.

Side view

other side view (ignore the piles of yarn)

It was wood color, i primed and painted it. Also, it is kind hard to see since I raised my bed up, in the middle was this wierd CD rack thing, I popped it out, drilled a hole in the middle and put a light bulb in it, I am eventually going to frost a piece of plexi-glass that will snap into there. I had these really cool wall-stickers that matched the design in my duvet that my mom found at Ikea but the stupid cats thought it was fun to claw at them and peel them off.

The entire time I was putting this together, my hubby and son were like "I dont get it, I dont think it will work", but I proved them wrong.

« Reply #1 on: August 31, 2007 12:21:17 PM »

That works beautifully!  What gorgeous linens...and I love how you handled the cord for the lamps overhead.  Great job!   Cool
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« Reply #2 on: August 31, 2007 12:31:48 PM »

Great save!  You did a swell job, you showed those boys who knows what, didn't ya? Cheesy

« Reply #3 on: August 31, 2007 12:35:25 PM »

beautiful! and I agree, your linens are divine.
« Reply #4 on: August 31, 2007 02:04:27 PM »

Wow, wonderful Idea, it turned out great, and I love you linens

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« Reply #5 on: September 02, 2007 03:02:22 PM »

That's amazing! :] Shocked


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« Reply #6 on: September 07, 2007 04:54:57 PM »

The entire time I was putting this together, my hubby and son were like "I dont get it, I dont think it will work", but I proved them wrong.

Thats my favorite part of crafting around the family! Smiley Feels so good to hear the all say "Wow!!!! You really did it!"

« Reply #7 on: September 14, 2007 03:17:50 PM »

OMG! My dad made the same thing when I was a kid out of scrap wood. I eventually inherited it and loved the extra storage space. Nice recon!
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« Reply #8 on: September 14, 2007 07:21:29 PM »

That is really inventive, and it looks great!  I also really like the sconce like things above your bed.  The whole room looks lovely, great work!

« Reply #9 on: September 15, 2007 07:51:09 PM »

That is so cool and I love the bedding! 

I have some old ugly target shelves that I keep all my yarn in and want to paint them - they are compressed wood with some sort of veneer, I was hoping I could just prime and paint them......did you happen to use that BIN primer on your shelves and did you have to sand first?  Thanks!

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