Monday, February 25, 2013

Updated Desk

Good morning!!!  How are you?  It's Monday.....and the weekend went by really, really fast.  My husband had a work convention up at Shanty Creek this past week so my son and I tagged along.  It was wonderful to get away for a couple days and switch up the scenery.  Shanty Creek is a wonderful ski resort where they have many outdoor activities.  I would love to go back next year and spend some more time exploring the resort.

I found this desk off Craigslist....and the best part was that it was FREE!!  I thought it had some great potential so I gladly brought it home.  Pretty dirty...right?  Well, it was sitting in my garage for awhile....I was waiting for some inspiration...well that's what I told my hubby anyways:)

I gave it a good cleaning and then a coat of Kilz primer.  After the primer dried, I painted two coats of gray "oops" paint on it.  Have I mentioned that I love "oops" paint especially the price?  I used an acrylic paint to mimic the distressed/antique look.  I then finished it off with a few coats of wax to protect the paint.

I hope you have a wonderful Monday!!
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  1. Great find and wonderful makeover! I bet the people who gave it away would want it back after seeing how you fixed it up.

  2. The desk has such a unique shape. I love free stuff on Craigslist and you did an amazing job updating it.

  3. What a fabulous find and wonderful makeover. Love that you painted it gray. It turned out just lovely. I would love to have you link up to my 'Saturday Sparks' party if you have a chance.
    Thanks for sharing,
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