Thursday, July 15, 2010

New Desk

It's HOT here in SE Nebraska! Wow! Thank goodness for sprinklers and air conditioning!

I wanted to share another makeover I did this summer! I bought this table at a garage sale for $3. It's kind of like coffee table height but had a laminate type top to it. So I don't know what it was used for. But I snatched it up for that price!

I decided to make it for a small desk for Son #2. I'm glad I did because it fits perfect in his little room!

I painted the top and sides black, then each leg a different color: red, blue, white, green.

The bottom had little grooves in the wood so I painted each "section" a different color as well. I added dark walnut stain for a distressed look.

Oh and the little buckets, I got at a garage sale for 25 cents for the pair. Gotta love garage sales. They're cute and small for my little guy's hands.

As always, thanks for visiting and your wonderful comments! Hope you are having a super day!


  1. Love what you've done with the table. It turned out perfect.


  2. It looks so awesome! I love your distressing, I never can get my distressing to look like that! Its been really hot here in Vermont too!!

  3. So sweet and fun! I would love to come and yard sale with you, my friend! You find the best stuff ... and then you transform it into something better ;)

    Stay cool!


  4. You have really been busy!! Everything looks wonderful!!

  5. Really cute! I'll bet he loves having the work area in his own room. ★Linda★

  6. Perfect desk for your son! The colors are fantastic! Thank you for sharing.


  7. I love the paint finish. It turned out cute!

  8. Kindra, you do the best makeovers, so inspiring. I never find such nice things at yard sales!!! Put I keep trying. We have been having a horrible heat wave here, too. We had a short break but I hear we are going to get another one next week. Oh boy, time for some more crafting! Take care and keep cool!

  9. I LOVE his desk,,,,,,,, its amazing~! You have a great eye, you can look at something and just see it all perfect, wished I could do that!

    Love the look of your new blog, and so glad you are posting again, I have missed you.
    Hugs, Darla

  10. Aw, the little desk is just adorable. You always do such a great job with your make overs! Have you been to this website? She hosts Transformation Thursday and everyone posts pics of what they've done. It's so fun to see everyone's creativity.

    Have a great weekend!

  11. Oh did a wonderful makeover. It looks awesome and so perfect for your little guy :)

  12. What a great find! It's perfect for a little boy's room. Thanks for following me! I'm your newest follower too!

  13. Hey Kindra!! Great makeover, as usual!! I am so glad I popped over to your old blog, cause now I found your new one. I sure would have missed you had I not known where to find you. I am lovin' your new style direction!!
    On another note, a few years back, I ordered name blocks from you. We are expecting our fourth little one in just a little over two weeks. Would you be able to make a block with our new baby's name on it?? Just let me know...

  14. Kindra! Your new blog is truly AMAZING! ALL of your projects are wonderful and your photos are beautiful! You have so much talent. Everything you touch turns into something unique and gorgeous! I have missed you! Hope you and your family are having a wonderful "HOT" Summer! Take care and I will come back to visit your blog often! :) ~Sarah~


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