Friday, April 23, 2010

Please, come in and have a seat at my desk...

...while you wait for me to change your stinky diaper??

Well, ok, it doesn't quite have the same ring to it as a stay-at-home mommy, but that's no reason not to love having one!!!

A few weeks ago we found this seriously abandoned desk at a garage sale for $20. You wouldn't believe the third world sweat shop sewing conditions I'm working under right now, so $20 seemed like FREE to help me upgrade from my broken card-table sewing desk!

What the picture doesn't show is that it shakes vigorously every time you press the pedal.
I feel like I'm sewing in a blender!

Ok, I'll be honest, there's no sugar coating a turd here, this thing here was ugly... but under the many tacky layers of ugly was a bright rainbow of potential for this mass of strong, solid wood.

Wouldn't you love to know the vision for all these colors in one piece of furniture?

While it makes for a pretty neat photo, this wasn't exactly our color scheme, so we busted out the trusty sander and got to work!

After a few hours of sanding... blah!

We got to test out Kevin's new spray gun, and by "we" I mean Kevin, because he was too excited to let me have a turn. Note to self, buy Kevin a new sander next time we refinish furniture :)

You'll never guess how long it took us to paint this whole thing with our new spray gun??

About 30 minutes!!!

That's including all the little knobs and drawers. Oh.My.Gosh! I love this thing!!

The second best part that I didn't know about using a sprayer is that it dries in half the time too! We moved it inside within the hour!

I really, really like it.

I know I said this transformation was supposed to be my new sewing desk, but you have to promise not to tell my husband, but I love it so much in our guest room just like this, so pretty and clean, that I almost don't want to put my sewing machine on it... I'm sure I'll be over that next time I sit at my blender-table, but I just couldn't do it even for a picture's sake just yet!! It still has that fresh paint smell... give me time... I'll get there!


  1. I just love it and am so happy for you!!! Now will your sewing machine go on it? Beautiful. You should paint your kitchen table white now that you have a spray gun.

  2. that is awesome!!!!!! I want one of those! I have a chair that needs sanding and a fresh coat of paint and I keep putting it off, cuz I don't want to do hours upon hours of work. Good thing is I did get a new hand sander! woot woot!


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