Thursday, May 8, 2014

My Favorite Remake So Far

As I have said many times I love being able to turn something not so pretty into something beautiful and I am just "tickled pink" over my latest remake.


I have shown you this desk before. When I bought it at Goodwill for $9.99 the worker reminded me there are no returns on furniture. I think he thought I was totally nuts. The chair has been in my garage for years and to me just looks like the perfect match to the desk. I had a vision for this poor broken (and chewed by a dog) desk and my vision came to life.


Don't you just love it when visions come to life?

This was not an easy project. Jerry had to make a piece to fix the broken drawer--thank goodness for handy husbands! The desk was filthy so it was a big job just to clean it. It took me 3 days of painting. The weather wasn't cooperating (too cold for paint to dry) and so I moved my dining table out and my project into the dining room. I really was anxious to work on this desk!


I knew this piece was going to bleed through the paint and boy was I right. I was glad I knew to use Zinsser primer. After that was the fun part--using Annie Sloan chalk paint in Pure White and Antoinette.

Once again I painted the upholstery and I love how it looks. I was pleased with how nice the stripes turned out too!


I had fun putting stripes on the top and the very bottom of the desk too.



Thank goodness for Edgelock technology--the lines came out perfectly!

I also did some crackle on the drawers--I have always loved the cracked paint look.


I added an applique which I added a little color to and love how it looks.


The sun hitting the glass knobs I added make it look like they light up!


I just couldn't be more happy with it!




I feel really blessed to have such pretty things on my Kool Aide budget :)

Another thing I am feeling blessed about is the 2nd birthday of our cats. Those of you that have been following my blog for awhile will remember the kittens we rescued at 10 days old and bottlefed.

It seems like yesterday they looked like this...


and now they are two! Time flies!


Happy Birthday to our sweet Phoebe and Fez! Also to their brother and sister who live with Janae...Levi and Lulu :)

I don't know how Janae gets them to keep their birthday hats on--lol

I am almost done with my outdoor living space so soon I will share the whole area with you. I just love spending time out there.




Thanks for visiting!

29 comments:

Janae said...

Your outdoor area is heavenly, I love it. The desk turned out amazing I love everything about it, the stripes are adorable, and the chair looks perfect with, they were meant to be together. I can't believe that the cats are 2 years old already, time goes by too fast!

Nadja said...

Your Outdoor area really adorable, dear Sandy.
Hugs
Nadja

Grandma Carolee said...

The desk & whole area are beautiful! You did an amazing job painting that desk!! Sitting out there in that beauty, drinking ice water, with the fragrance of wisteria is wonderful.

Marsha Williams said...

I am blown away!!! This is one of the most amazing make overs I've ever seen. I know it was a lot of hard work but well worth it. You will enjoy it for years to come. Outstanding job!!!!!

Sweet Melanie said...

Boy that desk sure looks beautiful with that lovely chair! Love the crackle finish and those glass knobs...perfect together.

Kelly_Deal said...

I don't know what to say Sandy! Your outdoor living space is gorgeous! I would want to stay out there all day! Love how the desk turned out too! Happy birthday to the kitties!

Cynthia said...

Oh my! Your outdoor space is beautiful, and what an awesome job you did on the desk and chair!

Ana said...

Absolutely amazing....Love, love, love how the desk and chair turned out. And I am loving does stripes too! Excellent work my friend :-) Oh, and happy birthday to the kitties.

Hugs,
❤️Ana

Michaela Staňková said...

Amazing change-the table and chair is now perfect!!!xoxo
Vicky

Stephanie said...

You have transformed that desk-looks like a professional job! Can't wait for post on your outdoor living area!

Cindy said...

Oh my gosh, it's adorable!!! and you painted the chair fabric too! It's crazy how good it works. I love ALL the stripes, chair and desk. It's always fun when a project turns out this cute!

Cindy

Passionate for White said...

Oh it's just perfectly perfect!

Amy Jo said...

Your desk turned out so beautiful! I can't wait to see the finished area...

Blessings,
Amy Jo

Junkchiccottage said...

Sandy,
I love the desk. It is a beautiful relove of this piece. I love this. So pretty now. Happy birthday to the kitties. I remember your post on saving them and what a great home they have with you. Too sweet.
Kris

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

I can see why it's your favorite. What a fabulous makeover.

Stacy's Shabby Shoppe said...

Absolutely beautiful makeover. It turned out so pretty! I have those white hanging planters as well. Mine came from Ikea! Love your outdoor area. I have yet to start on mine! I had better hurry up!

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said...

Your desk and chair are beautiful...love how it turned out...Oh and such sweet kitties!

Saralee said...

What an amazing make-over! That is truly a trash to treasure miracle! You did a fabulous job! I know a lot of my friends who would pay some big $$$$$ for that sweet desk and chair!
PS . . . Happy Birthday to the kitties!
Hugs~ Saralee

Karen said...

Oh my Sandy,
Your desk and chair are absolutely gorgeous! I love all of your beautiful details ~ knobs, applique and stripes! Such perfection! You really have a talent. I know it must have been hours of work for you. Chalk paint is fun to work with, isn't it? I recently painted a chair and the fabric on it. Your hubby is definitely a keeper! Have a wonderful Mother's Day!
Karen

pipigirl said...

wow. it came out amazing!!! love the touch with the applique. your outside area is just right. congrats on the perfect pieces. just beautiful....

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Both pieces turned out beautifully, Sandy! Love the colors you chose. Love the stripes on the desk. I like to use them, too, sometimes just to do something different on furniture. They can give a fun and whimsical look to a piece. The desk itself is such a great size, too.

Roxanne Reinhart said...

I LOVE that set. You did a fantastic job!

Pam Kessler said...

You blow me away! Love that desk. I like the pink color and the stripes were a fun addition. I think you hit this one out of the park!

lynn said...

darling re-do! love the stripes, sandy--they wouldn;t look so perfect if i had done them:) happy bday to the 4 2yr olds!

Jeanette Ann O'Donnell said...

Oh my goodness Sandy,you are getting so good at redo's. This is gorgeous. I love the way you have displayed it too.

Kerryanne @ Shabby Art Boutique said...

Sandy, that chair was made to go with the desk. They look perfect together. I love your transformation of both pieces and I'm delighted to be featuring them at Shabbilicious Friday tomorrow.
Your kitties are all grown up now and must be perfectly happy in the Brown household. I couldn't think of a better home for them (except perhaps Janae's).
Hugs ~ Kerryanne

Art and Sand said...

Oh, my goodness! What a gorgeous transformation!

Twinkle Terrior said...

ur project was amazing! and loved the kitty pics too ox

MadBirdDesignsUK said...

Super, fabulous, can't find enough words. Best makeover I have seen in a long time! Your photos are spot on as well (that's UK English for very good) :-) Joan