Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Yellow Desk Makeover

While I was visiting my family, my sister and I (ok, really just my sister) painted one of my Dad's many old desks YELLOW for her daugther's room. I didn't get to see the finished product in person but these pictures are to die for! There were 3 fabric panels on top of the desk under the glass top that she covered with the most adorable fabric.
Here is the BEFORE:
We took off all the casing around the bottom because one piece was missing on the front left there, only to find it when we took out all the drawers. Oh well, I like it better without them.
My sister going to town with the sander. I can't believe I have gone my whole life without one of those!
A little primer action. We used spray paint for the whole thing and since it was pretty potent and I am preggo, I had to stay back a bit. It was killing me to not get in on all the action.

And the adorable AFTER:
The handles are spray painted a plum purple which just makes it even more fun.
That is one lucky little 5 year old who gets this desk:)


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  1. ADORABLE, LOVE IT. Great color. jen

  2. thanks for linking to Take-A-look Tuesday - I just featured you on my FB page - -

  3. Great colors! Very funky!


  4. Love the yellow. I'm always a chicken and just paint stuff white or black. If you've got a minute, I'd love for you to add it to my party: http://trophyw.blogspot.com/2011/08/will-craft-foran-excuse-to-stay-inside.html

  5. Beautiful job. I love the yellow! I would be so happy if you shared this project on my Inspiration Board {link party}. I know my readers would really enjoy it.
    Hope to see you there.
    carolyn | homework

  6. Thanks so much for all your help & inspiration. I don't think I would have been brave enough on my own to paint it yellow!!

  7. That yellow is fabulous! I kind of have a thing for yellow, so this is my kind of makeover. :) You did a really wonderful job!

    I would love to have you share this @ my link party, Show & Share--


  8. I love the glass top,
    I have this desks cousin {Un-Identical Twin Sister}
    that I just did in yellow tooo!!

  9. so pretty; very impressive! love the color. great job!

  10. I'm normally not a big fan of yellow but I'm totally digging this desk! great job.

  11. Great transformation! I LOVE LOVE LOVE the yellow :)

  12. So cute Tiff and Telisa! I am dying that I had that desk in my garage and didn't get to paint it. I really wanted to, but I have one grumpy husband who just wanted it gone. It looks AMAZING!! Rylee is in heaven I am sure!

  13. Soooo cute! I would love to find a desk like this! And the yellow is SO fun!

  14. Oh my goodness, that is incredible! You've got a lot of vision to see such potential in that desk. It looks amazing! (Also, this is my first time visiting your blog--I'm loving it! So cute! And your etsy shop is my new favorite place. I'm a new follower!)

  15. I love the yellow!! It looks so great with the bright fabric too! You both did a great job!!

  16. BEAUTIFUL!!!! Thanks for linking with us at Show & Share!


  17. this is the style of desk I've had in mind to refinish that i've been stocking craigslist for! Love the colors!

    I just got my keys to my new home today :

  18. Nice! I am loving yellow lately!
    ~ Meredith From A Mother Seeking

    A Mother Seeking...

    This week, "When Life Hands You Lemons..."

  19. I LOVE THIS. If I had room to paint my desk right now, I totally would! The yellow is adorable!

    Shannon @ Imperfectly-Inspired.blogspot.com

  20. HAD to pin this! Found it on somewhat simple linky party! My dad has an old desk thats desperate for a makeover. Don't think he will give it up without a fight despite its lack of use though!

  21. love your desk it turned out beautiful...
    yellow looks fabulous

  22. That is incredible, I love how yellow looks on a desk! We just did a desk in yellow too, you can see it here: http://howtocookourlife.blogspot.ca/2012/06/yellow-is-new-pink.html

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