If you follow me on Facebook, you know Big K and I started a little impromptu bedroom redecorating project this weekend. It's still in progress, so I don't have any additions to the house tour. But, as soon as everything is put back together, you know I'll have a post for you!
One thing that I can share is my new desk. I've desperately been seeking my own workspace and I've finally done something about it after being inspired by Carmel over at My Fifth House...use a desk as a bedside table. Genius!!!
Luckily, I had this guy sitting in my garage just waiting for a makeover. I picked it up for $10 at a yard sale earlier this summer.
I also had some Krylon spray paint in Coral Isle in the garage that I sprayed the desk with after priming it with Kilz.
I hadn't spray painted something in FOREVER. I had forgotten how easy it is. No messy brushes to clean. No waiting days for paint to dry.
Here's the final result.
My favorite part of the desk is this gold detail.
Over in the corner you can see my "new" file cabinet. This was a old Target dealio...you know the fake wood pieces that you have to assemble??? I just primed and spray painted it glossy white. This was my first attempt painting this type of "wood." It looks pretty good and I think the paint will stick. I made sure to prime well with Kilz. Otherwise, I was afraid the material might have been too slick and the paint would have peeled right off.
One last look, just because I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE my new desk/bedside table! One of my favorite things - it was almost free! All of the materials I used were found in the garage. I didn't have to buy anything except for the $10 desk.
Linked to some of my favorite DIY blogs: Liz Marie, House of Hepworths, My Simple Home Life, Happy Hour Projects,
Elizabeth & Co, DIY Dreamer, Today's Creative Blog, Sugar Bee Crafts, Not Just a Housewife, Reasons to Skip the Housework, Primitive and Proper, Home Stories of A to Z, Savvy Southern Style, DIY by Design, Tip Junkie, Type A Decorating, , The Thrifty Home, Domestically Speaking, Primp,
A Diamond in the Stuff, Restore Interiors, The Shabby Chic Cottage, Beyond the Picket Fence, My Simple Home Life,
Addicted 2 Decorating, Just a Girl, Remodelaholic, Miss Mustard Seed, Finding Fabulous, Tatertots and Jello, Under the Table and Dreaming, Thrifty Decor Chick, Coastal Charm, Serenity Now, Get Outta My Head Please, You are Talking Too Much, The Southern Institute
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