Monday, October 22, 2012

Desk Makeover

I mentioned two posts back (the one with the lamp) that my father in law gave me his old desk. Last year my sister had a Masquerade Party and we had a photo booth set up for it, I quickly painted and covered the seat of the desk chair to use as part of the booth. But then the rest of the desk sat unused in our garage until now!

When we moved, I had planned on using the desk for my computer desk instead of the crappy old thing we had from Walmart. ;) I started spray painting it before the move but life got in the way and I didn't finish. So a day or so after we moved in, I hauled it outside and finished it--I needed my computer guys!

Here's the before:

 (yes, that is an old carseat...)

 You can't really tell here, but those three panels are leather, not wood. Pretty cool if you ask me!

 Good looking knobs even!

I love this key hole, I just think its so darling!

And the afters:

 The color is Pistachio (from Krylon), and I think its so cheery!

 Gotta show that key hole again! ;)

 Here's the leather panels, I think they're such a cool detail!

One more shot. The chair has been beat up over the last year, so now the desk will get a little distressing to match!

Of course, now it has all my computer stuff set up on it, and I'm still trying to figure out the best way to hide all the wires, but I still LOVE it!

What do you think? What color would you have chosen?


  1. I like the color you chose. Green is my favorite color so this is an eye catcher. You did a nice job on it. I like the chair as well. Blessings, Jo-Ann

  2. Great makeover! I love the green. So glad I found your blog:)