Monday, August 16, 2010

Garage Sale Re-do



The other day I was heading home from the library with my kids when I saw a garage sale sign. I followed it . . . and that garage sale led me to another one and then another one. Two hours later I was heading home with this:

I still don't know why I bought it. I guess I saw some potential in it . . . and it was only $5.

This was one of those projects that I knew would never get done unless I got it done right away. So after getting it home I cleaned it up, took it apart and then later that night after the kids were in bed I primed it.

The next day I painted.
I used Pistachio green Krylon spray pain. I love spray paint! It makes painting SO easy. And all that packing paper that I saved from our move three years ago finally came in handy.


After letting the paint dry over night it was time to put this thing back together. I'm so glad I had my "before" picture to reference or else I'm afraid it would still be in pieces. I had the idea to modge-podge some green and pink fabric (it would have matched perfectly) to the seat of the chair. I debated it for a while but then decided I'd better try and keep it gender neutral.

I love how it turned out. I love that I got it done before it had a chance to get on my to-do list, and my kids LOVE having their own special work space too.


21 comments:

  1. Holy cow - that turned out SO cute!! Good job & thanks for sharing! You've inspired me to finally refinish my old desk...

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  2. I love it - great colour choice.

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  3. Wow! What an amazing job you did! I bet the original owners would be surprised to see it now. I never would have thought of using that green, but it's beautiful. What did you sue to make the shelf on the right (in the before picture there is just a runner and in the after picture, it's a shelf)?

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  4. Just beautiful! What a find!

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  5. What a bargain! Well done, total make over and what a result!

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  6. How great! I am a huge fan of spray paint--for furniture and pic frames. Saves a ton of money, and time :)

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  7. So cute! Nice job! I really enjoy your blog, thank you.

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  8. What a transformation! I've never tried spray paint. Maybe one of these days . . .

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  9. Maureen,
    The shelf on the right was just knock out in the first picture. It was part of the desk all along.

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  10. It started out so ugly and ended up so cute. Good for you finishing it so fast.

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  11. Well done! I understand the jump on it right away. You could def make a little chair cushion for it if you wanted to add some pink and then remove it for a boy. Just a thought...

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  12. LOVE the transformation! What a sweet little desk!

    Kara @ Mine for the Making

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  13. I really like the colors you choose as well. Was that desk solid wood or a veneer, i have something similar, and never thought it could be painted. You have given me something to think about. Thanks Amy!!

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  14. I love it! I'm looking for a desk for my daughter and it's so cool to see that they can be transformed so easily!

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  15. ohh my goodness this turned out great! Love the color!!

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  16. $5 bucks! That's crazy! What a steal! Thanks for linking up to Mad Skills Monday!

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  17. Stopping by from Sew Much Ado party! That turned out great! I am the same as you. I better do it as soon as I can because otherwise it will get put on the back burner!

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  19. Wowee! Seriously! When you see those before pictures you are even more blown away. Great vision!

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  20. Wow Amy! That is fantastic! You are inspiring. I have a huge cupboard here that needs redone if you want to come take a look.....

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