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Topic: $20 thrifted desk into craft corner goodness!!  (Read 5010 times)
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la la laurrenn
« on: March 20, 2008 01:08:53 PM »

this is my first post! so last weekend i decided i needed to clean up my craft "corner". i bought this desk at a thrift store for $20! it is in really good shape, but was a hot pink/orange/blue/black/white mess! i didn't sand it down, this was the first time i tried painting furniture and figured i'd just see what happened. I really like the way it turned out.

i painted the entire thing brown, then for the three drawers i used painter's tape to block off the boarder and then placed my stripes and painted, it took a few coats. I sealed it with an acrylic sealer (i dunno if that what you should use -but i did!)

sorry the pictures are a bit blurry, i used my camera phone to take them.
-also, i do plan on hanging all that crap up on the wall, but for the mean time - i laid it in the desk.









THANKS for looking!!!
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« Reply #1 on: March 20, 2008 05:13:07 PM »

Cute!
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« Reply #2 on: March 20, 2008 09:18:37 PM »

Great job! The color combo is delicious.
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« Reply #3 on: March 20, 2008 09:23:32 PM »

I love it! I also really like that owl sitting on your desk! The whole corner looks great!
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« Reply #4 on: March 21, 2008 02:15:06 AM »

Wow!  Beautiful!
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« Reply #5 on: March 21, 2008 05:01:45 AM »

You have such a cute craft corner!  I love what you did with the desk.
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« Reply #6 on: March 22, 2008 06:17:30 PM »

I have been LOOKING for a similar size/style desk at the thrift shop to do the same thing (and in the same colors too!).  Right now I have to haul my craft stuff out to the kitchen table whenever I want to do some work, so I don't get around to crafting nearly as often as I would like.

You did a great job.
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« Reply #7 on: March 23, 2008 12:42:18 AM »

Neat! Very nice, love it, great job! Grin
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« Reply #8 on: March 23, 2008 07:44:43 PM »

That craft corner is sooooo cute! Im in love with it's neatness!
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« Reply #9 on: March 24, 2008 09:19:47 AM »

the desk looks fab-o; nice work!
i'm going to be adopting an old desk in a couple weeks and i've heard it's not the prettiest thing, so i'm hoping to spruce it up a bit. did you do any sanding or anything kind of preparation to the desk before you painted? and what kind of paint did you use, by the way?
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