Tuesday, July 20, 2010

GoodWill Desk Makeover

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I found this desk at Goodwill, probably from a dorm room, it's older but not antique, but very usable.  I thought it had "great bones".
One of the front corners had been whittled away (why I am not sure) and it had this really ugly molding trim along the front sides only.
I popped off the trim and replaced it with some 5.5" molding that was pretty plain.  Then I filled in the whittled away spot with some plastic wood compound.
The knobs were plain porcelain, but they were chipped and crooked, so I went to Hobby Lobby (last week all their handles and knobs were 50% off) and found these darling new knobs.
The knobs were white porcelain with blue polka dots.
Here is the whole picture all finished!  I finished it the day before I had foot surgery.  Instead of moving it up to my sewing room, I thought I would keep it downstairs where I can use it while recuperating since I am supposed to be non weight bearing for three weeks.
This desk will replace a folding table that I have been using for a sewing table. 
Seven drawers!!  I can't even think of what I can do with that many drawers!
But I am sure I can come up with some ideas!
Isn't it pretty?  I am considering putting on some type of good finish on the top especially since it will have lots of wear there.   Anyone have any ideas on what to do or what products to use?
I love the new molding at the bottom below the drawers!  Looks perfect!
I am linking up to Primitive and Proper's first linky party!

21 comments:

Tonia @Chic Modern Vintage said...

Beautiful makeover! I'm a slow poke about completing my projects

Josh and Liz said...

You should send this to YHL for a Reader Redesign... it looks very cool. And they'd probably know of some product to put on the top!

The Autocrat: Haley said...

Very fabulous! Love the color! How come everyone keeps finding a great desk but me!? LOL I had been on the hunt for a desk like that.

Chic Creations said...

Very nice! I love the blue. Looks like you did a great job. Thanks for sharing. karie @karieschiccreations.

Marie@PoutyPinkPrincess said...

Love the redo! Great color!!

MamawKim said...

Maybe cover the desk top with a cutting (rotary style) cutting board or glass top (cut to fit). Either would preserve your desk top. Great job!

Ashley said...

Im loving this makeover!! Super cute. Thanks for linking up with 6 Inches of ribbon

decdiva1 said...

very cute desk! i like the blue color-i didn't used to be a blue person, but i'm loving it more and more! visiting you via coastal charm's link party! ~DD

Sarah @ Hennessey House said...

holy crap, it looks brand new!! fantastic redo :)

Donna said...

Such a cute little desk! You did such a nice job on the redo!! Donna...the 3rd sister

Amanda@The Hand Me Down House said...

Ellen this is perfect! I love the little knobs you used -- the match so well! You definitely transformed this thrifty treasure! :)

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

So pretty in blue! Speedy recovery!!!

Jeralee said...

Sooooooooooooo cute! Wish we had a Hobby Lobby here. I like the blue.

Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal said...

The blue is great. It looks like it has a whole new life. Love the little knobs. No Hobby Lobby here.

Seaside Rose Creations said...

Amazing. The before is hideous. LOL
What color did you use? Such a pretty shade of blue!!
Roselle

Kathy@ Gone North said...

WOW!!! Fabulous transformation!! It should be more fun to sew on that beauty.

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

it turned out so cute, ellen! i love the soft blue color- so pretty!

Patti said...

I love the BLUE! How fun for you to have this piece to inspire your creativity. I think a glass top would be nice. I know from experience what crafting on my desk top has done - it's not too pretty anymore!

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

i know i already told you i love this, but i wanted to thank you for taking the time to link up to my first party! :)

Mandy said...

pretty, pretty, pretty! Love the blue - you did a great job!

- Brittany said...

Beautiful! Love the knobs. If you put 3 coats of polyurethane on it, it will last a LONG, LONG, LONG time! ;-)

Brittany
http://www.prettyhandygirl.com