5.03.2011

Glam {10 dollar} desk

A few weeks ago someone told me about Antique Alley, 25 miles of yard sales and small flea markets. Ummm, yes please!  In a trailer full of junk a little desk lay dirty and alone, but all I saw were her pretty curved lines Smile  I asked the guy how much, he said 10 bucks, I ran over and paid him before he changed him mind.  She was pretty nasty and need 3 baths in TSP and a good vacuum to get rid of spiders, eek!

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She’s Candy Pink by Rustoleum and the knobs are from Hobby Lobby {they were white and I used metallic silver to glam them up}.  On the edges I used this…

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Sorry for the bad pic, it was raining and dark so I had to use my flash.   The top one is pearly white, I used the silver first and put the white on top.  I also wanted to try to make a knock off Anthro mirror with this…

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I followed directions from Mandi at Vintage Revivals and it was soooo easy!! { I’ll admit when using the acid I was SCARED, it was smoking from the bottle!} I had a hard time getting a good pic because of the sun coming in those windows next to it, but here it is.

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I painted and glazed the frame and put hot pink zebra underneath. Love. Like a lot.  I’m totally doing another one of these stat! Smile

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Oh and can we pretend that frame has a pretty pic of Miss M and I in the bluebonnets??  I had one printed out yesterday and for the life of me can’t find it anywhere! I hate when I do that, I’m sure as soon as I print out another one it will turn up Smile


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24 comments:

  1. wow, megan! that is such a pretty and fun nook! i looove what you did to the knobs! they look awesome! and the mirror rocks, too!

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  2. Loving the pink and silver together...ohh la la!! And the mirror gotta check out how to do one of those...very cool!

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  3. wow the desk is beautiful! I love it!!

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  4. i Looooooove the desk! I love that you chose a candy pink! Delightful! xox!

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  5. I just came here from Primitive and Proper. I L-O-O-O-O-V-V-V-E-E-E-E that desk and chair!! It is beautiful!!! Awesome job!!

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  6. Once again...when are you coming here to go shopping with me and then teach me how to be the same kind of awesome!!! You rock!!! I love this desk/chair/mirror. It looks like it was designed this way. :)

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  7. Oh how I love it...my daughter would love something like that..you did a great job..

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  8. hiya love this little dressing table set up , the mix of colours and fabrics is just fab ! tfs
    xmaggiex

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  9. hiya love this little dressing table set up , the mix of colours and fabrics is just fab ! tfs
    xmaggiex

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  10. hiya love this little dressing table set up , the mix of colours and fabrics is just fab ! tfs
    xmaggiex

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  11. Very Pretty! Love the colors!

    Warm Wishes,
    Jodie

    http://lovelaughteranddecor.blogspot.com/

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  12. so sweet and girly!! love it!!

    Thanks so much for linking up to "20 Below Thursday"! :)

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  13. I love the desk! Girly chic! The mirror is awesome. I haven't tried that technique yet....I will now!
    dreaming-n-color.blogspot.com

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  14. Love, love, love. So cute and girly.

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  15. oh that is soooo cool. Great job!
    Tana

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  16. Love the damask curtains peeking out in one of you pictures!

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  17. OOO! Love everything about tis post! And I am doig the same room for my daughter and blogging about it right now.... lol
    You will have to come see...
    Love tecurtains, too. Where did you get them? I still need curains.

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  18. I really love this piece! The mirror is way cool! I can spend hours in the Hobby Lobby knob isle:D Sigh...as a matter of fact I use a lot of their knobs in/on my pieces too! Great work!

    Peace, Mary http://thedecorativepaintbrush.blogspot.com

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  19. Wow, that is an amazing makeover. By the way, I just added the next Antique Alley to my calendar.

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  20. visiting from A2D....

    Love the desk! What a gorgeous job and the chair is great too!

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  21. I'm in love with everything!!! I really love your mirror!!!

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  22. WOW WOW WOW! That desk is so fabulous!!! And the price! Ridiculous! I love the risks you took! Definitely paid off.

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  23. LOVE IT! Such an amazing transformation! I am featuring your lovely desk on Spunky Junky so stop by and say "Hi."

    Great Job!

    xoxo
    Halsey

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  24. FABULOUS~!
    Terrific redo. You brought it back to life.
    Lisa

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