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Monday, September 24, 2012

New desk

Hello Friends!

I didn't realize that it had been so long since my last post.  Oops! 

We haven't been up to much around the condo lately. I do have to share with you our new bedroom pieces; some great family furniture. But before I do, here's a desk update for your reading pleasure.

My Mother-in-law's neighbor was giving away a simple black desk. We jumped when she texted a picture. Ian has an office set up in the second bedroom/theater room so I wasn't totally sure what we would do with the new (to us) desk. Once we got it home I decided to give it a little update and call it my own!

It was pretty clear that this makeover needed to happen on the cheap. We had high-gloss white paint on hand so the color choice was already made. I applied a couple coats of oil based primer and a couple coats of what paint. 

Once the paint cured, Ian brought the desk into our sitting room; my new corner office! I added some inexpensive details to give it some personality. The gold corners where order from ebay a while ago so I had them hanging around begging to be used. I also picked up some clearance knobs from Hobby Lobby in a wood tone.

The desk is finished, I think, but the rest of the space needs some love. The chair I use at the desk right now is a pretty, high back Windsor chair ( I'll tell you about it soon). The contrast between the white desk and dark wood is awesome and I love the unexpected combo of the classic chair with the clean lines of the desk. 

What do you think? Have you put your own twist on any hand me down furniture?

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