Monday, February 28, 2011

A Desk for Stella

I picked up this desk at a local estate sale company that was having a clearance...I didn't even know that type of thing existed, but they rented space in a strip mall and moved in a bunch of stuff that never sold at past sales. Brilliant!

I'd been on the lookout for a desk for my neighbor's daugher, Stella. She is such a sweet little 7 year old gal, and since I'll never have a daughter, it was fun to do something girly like this piece!

Here is the before. This thing is HEAVY with a capital H. Solid and well made. I got the set for $25:


The chair is still in progress...I'm waiting on the fabric to arrive. But here is the creamified "after" pics of the desk! I usually distress and glaze, so this was a nice change of pace...I really like the way it turned out.





Hope you all had a wonderful weekend!
~Allison

Parties I'm linking to:
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Domestically Speaking
Make it Yours @ My Backyard Eden
Show and Tell Green

Transformation Thursday

The DIY Show Off

27 comments:

Brandi said...

Very nice Allison! That was so sweet of you to do that for her!

Kari @ Beautiful Inspirations said...

that's very cute. I LOVE those knobs. Where did you find them?

A Vintage Vine said...

Allison...great piece, the knobs are perfect, she will love this!

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

The knobs make it fun! Great job!

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

that looks adorable! i have those same fun knobs and have just been waiting for the right piece! theay are so colorful and perfect for a little girl!

The Pennington Point said...

It's so pretty! You scored a great price and the paint job and knobs are perfect. Great job! Lisa~

Laurie Turk said...

Darling - you did an amazing job. I refinished one in blue for my oldest son. He loves it!

Laurie
Tip Junkie

Lisa said...

Love this Allison. What a sweet thing to do.

Cheers,
Lisa x

Artichoke Alley said...

What a great deal!! And I love the flowery knobs. Great job!

lauren@WESTFURNITUREREVIVAL said...

great job love the whimsical knobs.

Julie said...

Beautiful! Looks very close to my desk named Hazel!

Anna said...

very pretty, I love the knobs!

Brook said...

The desk is so pretty! Love the knobs!

Chrissie said...

I love your desk, the knobs ate super sweet! Where did you get them? Sometimes it's nice not to distress, it looks so clean and nice!

Tammy said...

great job, the knobs really make it pop! Thanks for sharing this at my party!

Erin said...

I'll just echo everyone else and say those are some adorable knobs! It's amazing how a coat of fresh paint can make a dated piece of furniture beautiful and relevant again.

Rebecca @ My Girlish Whims said...

This is really cute! I had a desk like this that I'm refinishing soon too...i chose white as well. so classy looking. Thanks for sharing!

PS: I'm doing my first ever giveaway on my blog and I'd love if you'd come enter! Check it out: http://mygirlishwhims.blogspot.com/2011/02/my-first-giveaway-and-introducing-your.html

Jena @ Involving Color said...

Great find! The desk turned out really nice. Just came across your blog and I'm a new follower.

Phredfamily said...

Love the super cute knobs!
Kate @ welcomedtempest.blogspot.com

Elizabeth@themustardceiling said...

Great find, I love the finished product.

Robin said...

Your sweet desk is looking beautiful with a new coat of paint. Great job.

Christine @ craftygeordi.blogspot.com said...

those knobs are amazing! the whole desk is really cute, I'm curious about how it will look with the chair all done.

Judy said...

What a great find. I've been looking for the perfect desk for a while. You did an amazing job. Thanks so much for linking up to the Winter Blues Wednesday party.

By the Bluegrass said...

Simply adorable! You couldn't have found a cuter one at Pottery Barn kids! great job.
xo,
Sena

Kim @ Second Time Furniture said...

You got a killer deal, there, missy! Didn't you get another desk for like $5 a while back? I'll bet your neighbor loves it!

Erin said...

I love this idea! I found your blog at the DIY Showoff. You have such great ideas and I'm your newest follower! I'd love it if you'd follow me back: http://stillwaterstory.blogspot.com/
Again, you did a fantastic job with this!! :-)

Callie said...

Really love the desk and can't wait to see the finished chair!

Newly GFC following you (found you through the Follow Along Linky). I'm new to blogging and working on redecorating a condo from scattered-still-looks-like-college-hodgepodge-meets-man-cave and changing it into a cohesive home. One little bit of inspiration and small project at a time. My blog has all sorts of things that make me smile plus I'm cataloging my inspiration there as well. And once I've got a few before and after pictures, I'll be sharing my projects.

Love your blog--thank you for sharing your projects--I just love bloggyland for all the fabulous inspiration and I definitely try to follow anyone who has similar tastes to me and good projects!

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