Monday, September 21, 2009

The Desk Saga

Today is a day of rejoicing...why you ask? I have finished a project that has been staring me in the face for a 1 year and 5 months. Yahoo!! Break out the champagne! Okay, no champagne? Beer will be fine!

This summer I set out to finish some of the projects I have been procrastinating for way too long. Do you have any of those???

My parents brought this down from VA (I asked them too) summer of 2008. This use to belong and the faux finish was done by my Grandmommy. I am sure it was great 30 years ago but it was time for an update. And here it sat... Lovely, right?

I started out this summer with great intentions (I put on 2 coats) but with lots of summer travels and 2 kids 24/7 it got lost on the list.

Then my hubby started sheet rocking the garage...

I finally got my act together 1 month after the loss of my dog, Chewy, and told myself now is the time... Mementos of my 10 year old puppy.

One upset hubby (after I spray painted the concrete,)
5 coats of paint,
2 coats of poly,

I am done!!!

I decided not to replace the knobs, no need for the added expense. I spray painted them black and then with a light coat spray painted them brown so it wasn't so stark of a contrast.

I am very pleased with the outcome. I think my Grandmommy will be proud of it's face lift and now I can cross off one more item on my "Getting Back on Track"
Procrastination Time: 1 year 5 months
Costs: $0- All left overs
Verdict: Love it, however now need a chair to make this desk useful...


Anonymous said...

Wow, Maridith! The desk looks beautiful!


The Thompsons said...

You should do a little stool or chairs you can cover in fabric matching your window treatments or window cushions...that would add a burst of color!...great job by the way!

Lauren said...


The desk looks awesome!I also like where you put it.

Anonymous said...

wow! looks great!