For the last 2 weeks I have had not one, but two desks sitting on our back porch. I started with ambitions to redo a desk for Karly and bought the first one. Then at the yard sale I mentioned in this blog a few weeks back I picked up this desk for the perfect price of...FREE! I love FREE!!
The desk was nothing to look at, but it was very sturdy. Metal base with solid wood...not walmart wood as we like to call it. I just couldn't pass up free solid furniture just because I had purchased a walmart wood one for 30 bucks and still hadn't gotten to work on it :) I tried to talk myself out of it, but couldn't get this ugly desk off my mind. The next day I was so relieved that she still had it! I did have to wait a week to pick it up, well for Aunt Gay and Uncle Danny to pick it up for me...but I got it! After a week of here and there work this is what it looks like today! Not too bad huh!
Total investment less than 15 bucks! Things I learned along the way...
1) this should take 2 cans of spray paint if you know what you are doing...if you are me it will take every ounce of 3 cans due to sanding down the bubbly spots due to not properly "swooshing" each stroke. Spray painting is NOT as easy as it looks.
2) this should have taken a handful of hours tops but took a 7 month pregnant lady with a full time job a good week of here and there-ing it to complete.
3) when you can't figure out how to load the staple gun ask your 10 year old daughter...she will figure it out in less than a second after you spent 5 minutes trying.
Did I mention Karly doesn't even want this one?!?! Sooo, we are still going to redo the other one for her room. Project to begin this week, hopefully I will have another unveiling next week!
This one is mine now! I am going to use it for my sewing and crafting! Can't wait! I have my machine on a buffet type table and am always nervous it will get knocked over! Hopefully this week I can get everything moved over and rearranged for maximum productivity and cuteness of course :)