Monday, May 10, 2010

Refinished desk

I've been "needing" a desk for my crafts, and I found just the right one on Craigslist a few weeks ago, begging me to give it a make-over. You'll remember from this post, using the same yard of fabric to reupholster the office chair. Here's how the matching desk turned out! I spent $15 on the desk (shouldn't have paid that much,the picture posted on CL was MUCH different, but that's another story...) spray paint, a 1/2 yard of fabric and some Modge Podge! Not too bad to create a unique piece for my little creativity corner of the house :)

Some sanding, painting, cutting, and gluing...

I had been wanting to try using fabric on furniture, I'm so happy it turned out well :) Be brave, give it a try!


Linking up to:
Keeping it Simple
Sew Much Ado
Penny Pinching Party
Someday Crafts
Idea Sharin' Wednesday


  1. so glad you are on on my blog roll, now i can see all the creative things you do everyday! love the chair and desk! And the diaper cake is great!

  2. Looks great! I've never thought of matching the chair with the desk, I will have to try that. :)

  3. looks awesome girlie! love it!

  4. WAIT! Did you modge podge the chair?! Please give more details! So cute!

  5. Thanks!
    Laura- I didn't use modge podge on the chair, I did use my hot glue gun though ;) I showed how in my "Office Chair Face-Lift" post.

  6. I love, love, love this desk! So pretty!

  7. Such a cool idea! I love the fabric you chose! I will feature this at Grab my "featured" button.

  8. Someday Crafts:
    Adorable! I was just thinking about doing something like this!

  9. Can you give a little more detail on how you got the fabric to stay on the desk? I have a REALLY ugly dresser that I want to try this with.

  10. What an adorable idea! My DD27 likes to refinish furniture in black, and I'll have to send this link to her.

    Would you be able to provide some directions?