Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Remember This?

The birthday party's over's time to get back to work! Thanks for all the well wishes and comments...they make a 40-ish-year-old gal feel a little better about birthdays!!
Remember this old desk/table I constructed from an old door and some very cool old table legs? Remember how I may have exaggerated just a wee bit about it weighing a ton? Well, it still does, but it's gotten a fresh face lift!

After the dust settled from Junk Fest, I got my trusty sander out and went to town, creating more dust and peeling back layers of black and brown, and even that ugly fleshy peach color it was originally. Then came the Kilz spray primer, which was a must for getting in those curvy grooves on the legs. A light hand sanding after that dried, then a coat of flat white paint. A little more sanding for a slightly distressed look, then the medium walnut stain. Can't remember the name, some off brand with the finish built right in. Great stuff! Paint it on, wipe it off (most of it). A trip to the local hardware store and 5 pieces of plexi-glass later, we're in business!

Here it is in it's new home in my sewing/craft room. Of course, I've already got so much stuff on the table, there's hardly room to work!

I had an old footboard left over from another project that is finding a new life as a bulletin board. A little sanding, white paint, stain and toile fabric is all that required and there she sits on the new desk.

Not your typical desk/craft table...but it works for me!

I'm linking this to Donna's Saturday Night Special, over at Funky Junk Interiors....check it out!!!


  1. Wowsers! That white is popping that piece beautifully. Nice job! ~Mindy

  2. You busy little woman, you! Won't people be impressed with us...not laying on the couch eating bon-bons after Junk Fest, but WORKING on projects for our much neglected houses???(well, mine is anyway!) I'm so proud of us! L-O-V-E your projects, Cassie!

    And dang, those legs on that table really are awesome...


  3. How could I could I have possibly encouraged you to leave it black and brown. So glad you didn't listen to me because it looks FABULOUS!!!!

  4. I love it!!! The door desk is perfect. I love your blog. So much so that I am now a follower

  5. Fabulous Table! I would be very tempted to put little pretties under the glass in the spaces as 'collections' or displays.
    Wish I had one!!
    Irene x

  6. Love this Cassie! My 10-yr-old was looking over my shoulder while I was looking at your post. I said your table looked so nice and her response was "that is AWESOME!". You're even impressing the young ones out here!
    Nice job!

  7. Great job on this one, girl! You need to post it on JMS! Love, love, love it!


  8. Oh my goodness! It's so much better than "your typical desk". That beauty is worth the sore backs from moving it. Gorgeous!


  9. Wonderful makeover! I love that you left the hinges on!
    :) Laura

  10. Oh, I absolutely drool over old doors made over into anything. And yours is amazing! I'm so glad you found me, I've been following you for a long time, love your blog!

  11. WOW!! Love the desk and really, really love the fabric covered bulletin board!

  12. Yep...that is tooo cooool. I love unique ways of decorating, and that table certainly fits the bill!

  13. Oooh, I love it!!! Soooo UNIQUE and soooo PRETTY!!!! Thanks for sharing with all of us and I hope you have a great week!


  14. This is really inspiring! Great job on the finishing. Fabulous piece!


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