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The Ugly Brown Desk

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March 14, 2016 by Terry

Quite sometime ago we received this ugly dated brown desk as a hand me down from my uncle.  It has been sitting in my eldest daughter’s bedroom patiently waiting for it’s turn to get pretty.  It has been the elephant in the room for a year now so it was time to get on it!

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What finally inspired me to get on it was that I had purchased a new paint gun that I was dying to try out.  I sprayed this piece with leftover white and grey paint painting only the drawer fronts in white. The hardware was sprayed with silver metallic paint and then the entire piece sealed with varathane. (also sprayed on with the paint gun)

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I applied vintage numbers to the front of each drawer using transfer gel.

I think it turned out rather fresh looking and my daughter is no longer complaining about “that ugly brown desk”!

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With Spring just around the corner, I picked up some hyacinth bulbs at the market last weekend.  I placed them in this ceramic container with some wet moss for now but I do have other plans for them soon ;)  They are sooo pretty even without the blooms yet.

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If you missed last week’s Making Broken Beautiful you can view it HERE.

This week I would like to invite you all to link up some spring inspiration as it will be the first party of spring!

See you back here for Thursday’s party!  I can’t wait!

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Smiles!

Terry

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Sharing this desk at:

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40 thoughts on “The Ugly Brown Desk

  1. This is an awesome transformation. It doesn’t look like the same desk. I bet your daughter loves it in her room now.

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    • Terry says:

      I have to be honest… if I wasn’t excited to try out the new spray gun it would probably still be sitting there looking homely. I’m pleased it turned out so cute and with very little hassle! Thank you for popping by! I hope you have a great week!
      Smiles!
      Terry

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  2. justthewoods says:

    this came out great! so fresh and clean looking. You have even made flowers that havent bloomed yet look good!! :)

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    • Terry says:

      Awe thank you! You are sweet! It’s one of those projects I procrastinated on as it really isn’t my style and it wasn’t speaking to me at all! Now I’m happy to have given it a little ‘cute”! Thank you for popping in! I hope you have a great week!
      Smiles!
      Terry

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  3. GREAT job–luv the addition of the numbers!
    Catherine

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  4. Studio Paint Design says:

    Such a great job Terry!! So fresh and clean… I love the no. graphic on the drawers. Really smart!
    Hope you’re having a good week so far!
    Maxine

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  5. thewoodspa says:

    Wow!! I’m so copying this one day… What a wonderful transformation.

    :) Patricia.

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  6. repurposingjunkie says:

    Terry, awesome job on the desk makeover!! I like the color combination and vintage numbers on the drawer fronts!!

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  7. Wow, that’s quite the from drab to fab transformation Terry – nice work! I bet you’re relieved to finally have this piece done.

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  8. What a HUGE difference paint makes! Not ugly any more!

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    • Terry says:

      It really does doesn’t it? I am still amazed every time I apply paint to a piece that the transformation is so great! I hope you have a great day!
      Smiles!

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  12. You did a great job on this, Terry! The gray and white combo looks so fresh and clean. I’m sure your daughter is just thrilled! Take care, Cynthia

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    Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop

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  20. Terry this looks so good! I’ve never used gel transfers before but you’ve totally made me want to try it now. You’re always so creative! Hugs, CoCo

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  21. You always out-do your self! you have found your niche. I love all your furniture pieces.. Thanks for sharing this at dream create and inspire… will add this to my pinterest page..stop by and say hello! ..http://www.simplenaturedecorblog.com

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  22. Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. says:

    Wow Terry, what a pretty transformation! Featured at Be Inspired this morning. Thanks so much for sharing!

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  23. Wow! What a transformation! Thank you for sharing at Dream. Create. Inspire. Link! I always love seeing your posts! You have a great eye! Pinning!

    Cat

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  24. Wow! We’ve redone several dumpster dive pieces for our home, but I won’t have even seen the potential in that desk lol. Looks gorgeous!

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