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Saturday, September 29, 2012

Little Forgotten Desk


It's a small one.  And a cheap one.  This desk set me back a whole buck at a garage sale last May.  I had intentions on turning it into a craft spot for two adorable kids.  As small as it was it wouldn't fit in my daughters car, so I called my son a few blocks away and he came and loaded it up for me.

Then I forgot about it.

One day in August he said "hey mom, you wanna paint that desk for me?".

What desk?

The little desk went to his house, in his vehicle, and he claimed it, working outside with his lap top on it all summer.  It was nothing fancy and that's why he liked using it outside.

So in August it showed back up at my house, the desk I forgot I owned.  The buck desk.  Waiting for a paint job so it could go back to my sons house for him to use.

The before photo is half painted, because I always forget to take one till I start.  (No... really I remember, I am just too lazy to go fetch the camera).  It was all raw wood or something that resembled raw wood.  It was a buck, who cared!


Dark Walnut on the top and front drawer, ASCP in white followed by some distressing and dark wax, yard sticks for drawer pulls, a pants hanger for bills, and within a day it was back in his vehicle heading home.  His home.



I didn't really have room for it anyway.


A buck well spent.  The chair was .50¢ as is, but that didn't go to his house.  I remember I own it because it's in my garage taking up precious space.


I was mostly impressed that I painted it outside instead of in my entry way.

Moral of the story...... offer to take my stuff home in your vehicle.  I'll never remember and then it will become yours.

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 If you get a chance stop over at Meridian Road where I have a guest post while Suzanne is off weighing sugar beets.  She has some great projects and was my inspiration for Dr. FeelGooder's first aid kit.

Old Photo Valance Guest Post @ Meridian Road
Linking the Little Desk to:
Make the Scene Monday @ AlderberryHill
Junking with Joe @TheCottageMarket

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47 comments :

  1. So cute!!! I love the yard stick drawer pulls!! What a deal for him! He picks it up and not only keeps it but gets a Mom-makeover then gets it back!!

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  2. So very pretty! I love it. thanks for sharing! have a great day





    Sensible Sarah
    XO

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  3. You did a great job! I love the yardstick pulls.

    XO,
    Jane

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  4. Now that is $1.50 well spent!! Love the two-tone and drawer pulls... very clever. Cute little pumpkin perched up there too. Love it! :)

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  5. Awesome little desk! I need one just like it for my son's room. Love the yardstick pulls and the hangers. Super cute!

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  6. Love the unique handles. You always think of things I never would have.

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  7. Like I have said before, You think of original ideas! I have never seen...Love those handles...and the pant hanger for Bills...giggle
    Love the whole look and the way you handled the pencils...Got to do that with mine..

    Have a great weekend, Its raining in Texarkana...and I have been so busy,painting bedroom, cleaning, and doing a old stereo, I have not explored..But I love these gig southern pines....

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  8. For a cheap little desk, it's too darn cute! As always, I love it!
    I'm off to try to salvage an antique mirror frame because I broke the mirror.
    ~Angie

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  9. Another winner...sigh. You make me tired, woman!
    Now that I know that you have CRS, I'll be coming by to load up my ice cream chest.

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  10. he got off lucky! he should of at least offered you 1.25 for it! great job bliss

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  11. You've made this apparently forgettable desk...unforgettable!

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  12. I'd have made him give me the dollar back. But I'm mean that way.

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  13. adorable! love the hanger on the side- so clever!

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  14. This is sooooo NIFTY THRIFTY at $1.50!!! Darling idea for the handles.

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  15. This desk *rules*. I am worrying I am becoming this way with the Goodwill finds I have been buying. I bring lots of things into my house and then kind of forget about them...and I have no one to blame, no one is taking the said stuff...perhaps I am going senile. Have I already told you how much I think this desk rules? I forget :)

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  16. Oh you did wonders for that desk! Your son is so lucky! Love the yardstick handles, the paint and wax too! And I can't tell you how happy I was to see that pants hangar used to hold those bills! I have been looking for a way to hold some big sheets of paper and keep them from getting all wrinkled...as soon as I saw your pants hangar, I knew my problem was solved! Thanks for sharing your beautiful desk and for solving my problem!

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  17. I bet your son will help you move furniture more often! Love the handles!

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  18. What a wonderful transformation on that "little forgotten desk" Bliss! I love the handles!! Hope you have a wonderful Sunday, Gail

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  19. Now that's a great deal for just pocket change!!! Love the drawer pulls you added. I'd keep the sweet chair, too.

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  20. Well, you've certainly turned it into a memorable desk now!

    :)

    Linda

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  21. I'd say you got a deal on that desk! It looks great now. Love the ruler drawer pulls and the little hanger on the side for "bills to pay". You're so creative. I think the chair should stay with the desk too. They look perfect together.

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  22. Those drawer pulls are a great idea. You came up with another great idea, Bliss. Now someone in China is going to start manufacturing them.

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  23. So very cute! I love those drawer pulls. Of course you would come up with something totally off the charts again. Love it. -K

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  24. The desk came out great Bliss and I love the handles!!! I also love the valance over at Meridian Road... great job girlfriend!
    Susan

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  25. Love it!! Especially the handles~wonderful as always!

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  26. I'll drive stuff home for you and store it at my house any day! The handles rule!
    Kelly

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  27. That is stinkin cute. Love the rulers for drawer pulls. Very clever my friend.

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  28. What a cute little desk!! I love the ruler drawer pulls! Very clever!

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  29. You want to go shopping soon? I have a truck.. And I'd be happy to drive us. ;)

    When I saw the thumbnail of the finished product in my reader before I clicked to read, I thought it was a stock photo or one you ganked off a magazine. It looks THAT good.

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  30. I can't believe you got that for a dollar! AND it is the perfect size. I want to bargain shop with you!! The ruler drawer pulls are the perfect touch. :) Great Job!!

    Blessings - Sara

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  31. I love looking at all the little details you put into a piece Bliss! The ruler drawer pulls and pants hanger are just too cute. I have a chair that's similar to yours...it used to be my gramma's and I just love it for all the bottoms it's cradled :)

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  32. What a makeover! I love your creative touches.. those drawer pulls are brilliant!
    I love your eye for a bargain... and this was a steal!

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  33. OMGee! Is there nothing you can't do?! You come up with the coolest stuff! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!! You need to come paint me a little desk - especially since you're only a couple hours away! Too. Cool!

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  34. Clever, resourceful and witty; 3 words that come to mind when I think of you.

    This desk is bad ass! $1.00...really?? Jeez

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  35. Love it! and I love the yardstick or ruler handles - how did you attach them?

    ps I'm too lazy to get the camera as well! lol

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  36. Hi Bliss,

    The desk turned out fantastic. I love the rulers made into handles. Very clever indeed :)

    Dee

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  37. It looks great and the price, I have never found anything made of real wood for a dollar :)

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  38. don't ya just love the easy ones? Looks great - and it's great that it had a place to go!

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  39. The ruler handles are so creative, but I NEED to take that giant clothespin from you. Just let me drive it somewhere in my car.

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  40. I love the desk and the rulers! I picked up a couple of yard sticks to use on that bench I plan to redo...someday!

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  41. i love the hanger on the side! so clever. those drawer handles are awesome. found you at alderberry hill.

    party at my place if you wanna hop over!
    http://jedandivy.blogspot.com/

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  42. Talk about too darn cute! All the touches really set it off. I'm always amazed by your projects. Thanks for stopping over at Quirky Vistas and taking the time to check out some of my posts. So glad you came by!
    Liz

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  43. Do your kids argue over your makeovers - as in, having one each ?
    This is so cute, love the trouser hanger for bills ( I can't bring myself to say pants, because these are undergarments to us Brits and I would hate to see any of the old geezers hanging off the side of your wonderful little desk !!!)

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  44. This is just so fabulous I can't stand it! LOVE LOVE LOVE!!! thanks for sharing...sending hugs...

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  45. Happy son. Handy and good looking little desk.

    Visiting from Debbiedoos

    Joy

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  46. You are just so blase about your incredible ability to perform Blissifications. Don't you realize you are fabulous? Another winner Miss Bliss :)

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  47. I totally love this - pinned! The handles... the clipboard... the distressed colors... all of it.
    Great job!

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