Yesterday in my post about recently thrifted finds I showed this desk and mirror that we found at a town garage sale in a small village close to us. It was so much fun garage sale hopping from house to house and luckily it was a beautiful day. Hubby gets the credit for finding this $2 child’s desk and now I’m looking for inspiration on what to do with it.
I know I want to girlify it, but I haven’t decided on anything else yet. I bought the mirror for $5 at my local thrift store and I want to match them as a set.
The desk is in pretty good shape except the two panels on the back are a little warped and will have to be replaced. That’s easy enough to do.
Much of the sanding has been done but it still needs a little more to get that nice smooth finish I’m looking for before I paint.
I think the handles have got to go. I’ll be heading to the ReStore in the near future to see what I can find. I’m hoping for some glass knobs. That might be a little too much to hope for, but I never know what I’ll find there.
I went looking in blogland for inspiration and found some beautiful girlified desks.
I found this fabulous Tangerine Desk Makeover
on the chronicles of ruthie hart. I love the colour and the black knobs are a great contrast.
This decoupaged Garden Inspired Desk on Groovy Green Designs is fabulous. It’s been a long time since I’ve done decoupage, but I’d like to try it again sometime. I like how the knobs blend in, which lets the decoupage be the star.
And there’s this Pink Beauty from Old Wood, New Paint. This pink is vivid and fun and I love the white hardware and detailing.
I love the chalkboard paint on the top of this lovely creamy white desk
from All Things Thrifty. What a great idea! And the drawer fronts look amazing.
There’s so much great inspiration out there in blogland. It’s unbelievable! These are just a few examples.
Now I just have to decide what I’m going to do with my little desk. Decisions, decisions.
Thanks so much for reading!