Monday, November 07, 2011

yard sale desk makeover

Do you remember when I mentioned all of the great yard sale finds here?  Well later in the day we went back and bought this beauty.  She was a bit rough looking as her top was bubbled, blistered and peeling (which was my bargaining chip as many people had passed her by for that very reason!!)

(I forgot to take a picture of her prior to chipping of all the veneer... I know bad blogger, bad! ha ha!!)

Well here is my lovely after a good cleaning with her new top and her handles all spiffied up.
(please disregard the colorful cabinets on the left... i think they are getting a little makeover as well)

We will see how well the paint on the handles hold up as I did a minimal clean on them and then it started to rain.  I was getting a bit impatient so I rushed things a bit....   I can hardly wait to have the "spare" room completed!!  Here's a sneak peak of a little something else for the room.... it was a shelf my father-in-law made over 20 years ago back when he was getting back into wood working after a 20 year hiatus.  I am amazed at how far he has come in the past 20 years!!

(I don't know if I mentioned it before but this is a truly a minimal budget project.  The only thing I've purchased new is the paint and it was with a voucher from some returned items.  Everything else was to be under $10 for furniture pieces or something we already owned and repurposed.)

I hope you are having a wonderful autumn and are taking time to reflect on the season!

Linking to:

Thrifty Decor Chick

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