I recently did a huge make-over of my “studio” aka patio (to see the complete studio makeover, visit this blog post). The main attraction of my makeover was my work desk that I use to prop up furniture while I paint so I don’t have to bend over. The work desk was a $20 Craigslist find and named “the Behemoth” because of how ugly, heavy and unwieldy it was. The top was totally ruined from me painting on it and I honestly had no hope of this desk turning into something nice. I planned on just leaving it be.
Then I suddenly decided to go ahead and give refinishing it a try. I used one coat of CeCe Caldwell’s Simply White, distressed it with a wet rag and waxed it using the clear wax. It only took about 45 minutes to do all of it!
The hardware was a typical boring metallic color and I changed it up with Antique Gold Rub ‘n Buff.
I distressed the desk more heavily than I usually do because I wanted her to have a distressed, yet stately look.
I call her “her” because with her makeover, she’s earned a new name – Eleanor.
It’s a strong, stately name for a strong, stately workhorse!
Here is a picture of Eleanor doing what Eleanor does best, that is protecting my lower back!
To see the entire transformation of my patio/studio, visit this blog post.
I’m linking up with:
Twice Owned Tuesday @ House Of Grace
Nifty Thrifty Tuesday @ Coastal Charm
Show Me What Ya Got @ Not Just A Housewife
Power Of Paint Party @ Domestically Speaking
Trendy Tuesday @ Sweet Little Gals
Be Inspired @ Elizabeth & Co.
Trash To Treasure Tuesday @ Kammy’s Korner
Tell It To Me Tuesday @ Creatively Living Outside The Box
Tuesday’s Treasures @ My Uncommon Slice Of Suburbia
Transformation Thursday @ The Shabby Creek Cottage
Strut Your Stuff Thursday @ Somewhat Simple
Under $100 Linky Party @ Beyond The Picket Fence
Open House Party @ No Minimalist Here
Catch As Catch Can @ My Repurposed Life
Creative Inspirations @ Embracing Change
Friday Link-up @ Redoux
Vintage Inspirations @ Common Ground
Furniture Feature Friday @ Miss Mustard Seed
Frugal Friday @ Shabby Nest
Feature Friday Free For All @ Five Days Five Ways
Feathered Nest Friday @ French Country Cottage
All of the furniture pieces with the exception of the industrial shelving unit are used pieces that I've re-homed and painted with Fusion Mineral Paint.
Today I'm sharing the before and after pictures of this amazing antique trunk turned coffee table. My friend Adrien gave us the vintage trunk that had an . She is the King of finding awesome stuff for cheap or free! Our living room is a really narrow rectangular shape so we were having a hard time finding a coffee table that was small enough.
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