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~Desks for the Girls: Part II~

December 7, 2009

I have been on the prowl for some desks for my 2 teenaged daughters. It must be that hunter-gatherer instinct coming through. I don't want to spend a lot of cash yet would like a good piece of furniture. My dilemma is that I also have daughters with particular tastes. This has proven to be a bit of a challenge. 


I hit the jackpot for the 13 year old when I came across this beauty, a custom made desk on Craigslist, which I bartered down to $60!



Before
The monsoon rain that has soaked us here on the "wet" coast finally stopped and I was able to get some painting done. The bonus was the hubby was away on business so I could spread the DIY projects all over the house without hearing any complaints! I sanded, primed and painted several coats of Black Beauty from Benjamin Moore from their Aura paint line. My skeptical family was worried - the paint when first applied looks purple - but it ended drying to a beautiful shade of black. I changed out the "blah" handle with a little bling. My cost: $60 desk, $18 paint, $5 crystal knob - $83 loonies (that is Canadian speak for dollars)



Ta-da!












 All the desk needs is a funky chair. My dream would be one like this:



Louis Starck Ghost chair 


or this  classic Bergere chair:





Wouldn't she look beautiful upholstered in this?





or this?







12 comments:

  1. Wow what a tranformation! Love the black! any of the chairs would look great with the desk... great job! Dee Dee

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  2. The desk is beautiful! Love it! I definitely like the chair too, the first fabric, the damask pattern is my fav!

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  3. It is amazing what paint can do - and a little hardware! Great job.

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  4. Looks good. I think either chair would look great with the desk.

    tammy

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  5. It's amazing what some black paint can do! Looks great!

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  6. Beautiful job! God's blessings, Sarah :D

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  7. Ha! I've never heard loonies before. Funny. Anyway, the desk looks great painted black with the glass knob. It looks like such a versatile piece. Great find at a great price. Thanks for linking up!

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  8. Wow, I really love it, especially the knobs and hte black paint. It would look great with the Ghost chair too. Too bad you were not closer, I just picked up 2 Loius chairs for the shop. Really cheap.

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