Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Desk Up-Date

This area has been a pain on my butt... I just haven't been able to get it together AGH!!

This summer this is how it all started. I picked it up at a Garage Sale . It was in nice cosmetic condition but the darn thing was not strong enough to endure being in a house w/ my 2 boys and I. Let's be honest, you know when a 5 yr. old says "mommy, can I play on Nick Jr.com that means that there will be leaning on the desk, bumping and who knows what else...But I saw it's potential and snagged it up anyways =)

It sat in the garage for a couple of months until I finally was motivated enough to start putting it back together. Something a little E6000 helped with.

After a couple of days of being glued and clamped it together I brought it in the house.

I was still not happy w/ anything about this area at all. It just spells CLUTTER. So, I tried to make it better

I think I might of slightly successed. I lub clocks. The tick tock is zen to my ears =) candles, vase to complete the area? I still didn't think so and had to make another final change (at least till after the holidays).

I painted the desk black to match the vintage dresser re-do and added the same glass knobs to keep it all cohesive and to save on unnecesary costs of buying more knobs... 'Tis the season for Christmas gifts not new dresser knobs, I keep telling myself =)

So, what do you think? any suggestions or tips?


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Ann Marie | white house, black shutters said...

I love it! The desk has a great shape and looks even better in black. I agree with you on the clutter, even if it looks pretty. If there's too much stuff, I can't take it!

I loved your comment, I am definitely the same way! Looking around my family room, the only thing new in here is maybe our curtains, lol! I can tell you when and where I got it and how much I paid for it, haha.

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Christine said...

I love this desk! I recently painted a side table black and added glass knobs, now our furniture matches ;-)

Bargain Princess said...

Ann Marie- I've been following you for awhile because I just adore's your spaces. I'm so glad that you agree w/ me on the pretty cluttered mess LOL

I absolutely love this desk... I think it turned out nice, but sometimes a doubt my choice of black, but once it's done I lourve it.

Christine- Your Salvation Army side table looks great and the knobs are the perfect bling! =)
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Rene said...

What a great work space! I love the chair and am on the hunt for one.


Nan said...

Merry Chrisrmas and Happy New Year 2011.

Best Wishes and Happiness.

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Terry said...

Looks really good now! Great Job. Terry

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Elizabeth said...

It's beautiful! I am too scared to try a furniture redo! You did a great job! Hoping you'll visit me at Sew Chatty and link up to Made With Love Monday! Wishing you a very blessed Christmas! http://sewchatty.blogspot.com

Velvet Dawn said...

Very Nice uncluttered desk area...wish I had the patience to unclutter but then I won't be able to find anything...great furniture rehab...and I love the new hardware...beautiful..Dawn Suitcase Vignettes...drop in and say hello sometime...have a happy New Year.

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

love how sleek, clean and modern it is, and the touch of glamour with the knobs is awesome!