This desk and I, we've had adventures.
Earlier this year it received it's 1st transformation going from this,
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After having it in my spaced for a while, I brought it home. Then it languished in the basement for a time. I liked the desk and worked hard on the 1st makeover; so I wasn't in a rush to change it. But, at a certain point I was gonna have to deal with it. It was eating up valuable real estate in our basement and didn't fit upstairs either. A decision had to be made. Leave it as is (and bring it back to the shop) or change it up again (before bringing it back)? Undecided, I let it sit a while longer, but Thomas and all things train were coming dangerously close - as was my hoard, which was threatening to swallow the poor thing. It was time to act.
After remembering these 2 furniture makeovers, the rest is history... That green sideboard leaves me speechless and the black and white dresser - oh how I love it.
After a whole lot of taping and painting, this desk is outfitted in some sporty new stripes.
For this latest look I used milk paint (in black and buttermilk) on the entire piece and was lucky enough to have it chip/adhere/distress in all the right places. I finished the whole thing off with tung oil (loving this stuff).
So, at this pint, some of you might be wondering why I went to the trouble of making over something that was (in my opinion) perfectly nice and in no real need of changing. Well, friends, the answer is a little complicated, and somewhat nonsensical. It comes down to this... I could not keep the piece, it is just not an option; also, I have a really small shop space, and do not have the room to wait forever (a length of time determined by my current mood) for big pieces to sell; and finally, I like the space to be fresh and interesting; and friends, that means changing it up often and changing things that aren't working, no mater how sentimental I feel about the piece (that can be a tough).
I have to admit, after I finished this one I went on a tour of my house, in search of a spot for this piece, even though I knew we have NO SPACE (I know I've done something good when this happens). Of course I couldn't find one, insert frowny face, so its moved into the shop. Oh woe is me! Who knows maybe 2nd time's a charm. I sure hope so.
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