Friday, May 14, 2010

I Just Can't Part With It.....

I found this desk last week at a yard sale. Good Price. $1.00!

Here's what it looked like (not such a great before shot). The top was in really good condition, but the pink and aqua paint combination, although interesting, wasn't working for me.

I decided to paint the metal base with my new absolutely favorite paint--Rustoleum 2X in Heiriloom White.

If you haven't used this paint yet, give it a try. It has wonderful smooth coverage and comes in a wide array of colors. Around $3.00.

I brought the desk inside last night from the garage.

I had every intention of putting it in the store to sell it.

Well....once inside...I tried it in a "room setting".

Turns out it works really well here in the kid's television area of the great room. I love the fact that I can store my favorite decorating magazine in the opening. The kids can put their cups on the almost indestructible desktop (which has already withstood many years of kid use and abuse).

OK...let's be realistic.

I won'te be able to leave my cake stand and cloche here once the kids get home....

But I can enjoy it for now

Talk about Flea Market Style!

It just shows you how ideas sort of evolve with time and thought.

I'm going to link up to the wonderful Shabby Nest Frugal Friday today. Heck with only about $4.00 into this project, it truly qualifies for this fun venue.

Happy Friday.......I'm inspired to hit the early Friday afternoon yard sales today...maybe I'll find another desk that will actually make it to the store : )

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