Saturday, August 3, 2013
New Old Desk
Wesley and I finished up her desk today. We bought these drawer pulls at Hobby Lobby on sale for $2 a piece! I had looked at the ones at Anthropoligie but they were $10-$20 each, out of my budget for this project, and these were half price. What a deal! They are sooooo cool. Each drawer got a different one.
The color was hard to photograph correctly, but it's pretty much a Chinese red. Wes suggested the gold leaf around the edge and it was the cherry on top. Perfect! I distressed the edges and put an antiquing glaze on it, then waxed it. It's hard to tell there are three layers of colors here.
We lined the drawers with some nice papers that my pal Laura gave us a while back for crafts. Perfect, again. I bought the desk for $40, spent $20 on the pulls, used old paint and gifted paper, in total, for a really cool desk, I have spent $60. Not bad. Makes me consider going into the furniture re-making business...... hmmmmm.
Happy girl with her new desk. There will be many screenplays and stories written at this desk in the coming years. Who knows, maybe the next best selling novel. That's what I'm talking about!
Now we have to find the perfect chair......