As you might remember, I picked up a desk on Craig's List and painted it for C a few months ago. The post is here if you want to refresh your memory. I didn't want K to feel left out, so I have been stalking Craig looking for a desk for her too. I finally found one and went to pick it up. Guess what? It was the same creepy guy who sold me C's desk. I wasn't expecting him because K's desk was at a different location than where I picked up C's. The good thing about creepy guy is that he told me there is an auction every Saturday in our town where he gets his old furniture to resell. Hooray!! Looks like I will be hitting the auction myself and not having to deal with creepy guy's markup anymore.
Here's the before:
The top was in pretty rough shape, so I started by stripping it:
Don't I look amazing in the 100 degree heat in my workout clothes with a dog poo bag on my hand. Note to self: try to look cuter in photos that you know will be going on blog.
Next, I stained the top with Minwax's English Chestnut.
I primed the body with Kilz spray primer and then painted her with 2 coats of a Behr oops paint called "Bamboo Shoot," then topped her off with some spray poly.
I cleaned the hardware, but it was still dingy. Feeling kind of lazy, I was going to put it back on dingy and all, but my sweet husband sprayed it gold for me. A few of the pulls were missing, so I took a trip to Hobby Lobby to buy 3 new pulls for the top drawers, and here's the final product. I was so excited to post this desk, that I took pictures at night...not the best lighting.
Next up, I'm redoing K's room in a green and blue theme per her request . I've started with the curtains that you see in the background. I'll keep you posted as things progress. Oh yeah, C's room isn't finished yet either. Nothing like having tons of projects going on at the same time...I love living in a house of chaos...ugh!!!
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