A couple of weeks ago, my husbands friend PJ brought me over this super cute desk – he found it with a “free” sign on the side of the road.  Sweet!!!  I bet the people that set it out on the curb would want it back after its cute little make-over :)  Too bad…so sad (for them that is)

And thanks so much PJ – you have awesome taste and im so glad you saw this little desk’s potential.  Make sure you grab me all the free furniture that you see!

Before – it was in a little bit of disrepair.  It needed a shelf/drawer, and some of the veneer was cracked.  Nothing a little bondo and wood cant fix.  There must have been something there before because it has these wood brackets that slant down towards the bottom of the desk.  I was thinking maybe it used to be a sewing table of some sorts – but i don’t know.  Maybe some of you know?

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So we added a shelf and then another piece of wood in front of the shelf to make it look like a drawer.  We also added some hardware to make the top piece that opens up, stay @ a 90 degree angle.  Perfect spot to put a mirror.

Then i gave it a light sand, sprayed it with Kilz water based primer and then a coat of creamy white.  I then distressed the edges with a 60 grit sanding block.  I kept the original hardware – i love the old brass handles  – so perfect :)


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Shelf that was added was lined with some cute fabric that i found at Hobby Lobby

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I can never get over what a coat of paint can do!!  I love the way it turned out and hope her new owner loves it too :)

***Did you guys notice anything in these pics?  There are a couple of drawers that i forgot to sand the edges – oops!  Sometimes i get so excited to put the drawers back in to see what its going to look like and i forget to go back and finish!!**

Ok – now im off to sand…