Thursday, April 5, 2012

New Desk

So I've decided that I'm not going to be doing tutorials for a while, things are much harder now that the baby isn't sleeping all day, and I don't have the time to do all the projects, and be a mommy, a wife, a housekeeper, a barber, a chef, a playmate, a mr fix it, and a gardner (I could go on and on) all at once and then on top of it all sit down and write a blog, download and crop photos, ect ect. I CONCEDE, I am not super mom, I know it is shocking to hear....I'm just your average everyday momma who has too much on her plate, so something has to give. So I will continue my blog and post pics and a short story for each, to keep tabs on what is going on all the way out here in Ohio!!!

With that said, I found both this chair and desk on craigslist, Mark really needs a desk for his stuff and to occasionally use for studying, I don't like clutter, (either does Mark) so I was set on a roll top desk so we could close it, hide the crap, and keep baby's and little boy fingers out of our important stuff. I sanded, primed and painted it, then got new knobs at Hobby Lobby, and painted the other hardware, Oh and I used spray adhesive to put scrapbook paper of vintage writing as a "backsplash" or whatever you might call it. Then I painted and reupholstered the chair. Here she sits in the garage, waiting for Mark to come home and help me move it into the house. Overall, I'm pretty happy with it!!


  1. I absolutely love the transformation....the black looks so classy.

    Sharon @ mrs. hines class

  2. Beautiful redo! The desk looks so good done in black. I found your cute block through Debbiedoo's Newbie Party. Looking forward to following you and enjoying more of your creative projects. Have a great week!

  3. Oh my... and a huge wowza! That is an amazingly dramatic transformation! I've been waffling on a color to paint a new dresser I picked up on Craig's List ages ago ... worried that black would be too dark or harsh. But seeing how elegant your desk looks dressed in black has me re-thinking things ...



  4. Fabulous Mellie!

    Love, Nanna

    P.S. I wanted to pin that b&w of Seth to Pinterest for my friends, would you consider uploading it there, so I can? It's so GREAT; plus check out the baby in the T-shirt, there, it reminded me of him.

  5. P.S.S. I particularly love the drawer knobs and the chair too!


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