Sunday, November 25, 2012

My Restore Gem

I am all about a good deal, especially when I see something and have a vision. Once in a while I will pop in Goodwill and Habitat Restore and if I'm lucky I find something worth buying. 

Oh! If I have the room...we all know that dilemma!!

I have been looking for a desk I could craft on. (Which has somehow turned into a desk my hubby uses). That's what I get for downsizing. It's OK, I will get it back - this is all temporary.

This is what I found and for the low low price of $15, PERFECT!

A nice paint job and a little reupholstering and I have a desk set that will go in my home perfectly. And, since I was being cheap at the time of purchase I bought this wrinkly cut piece of material for .50. A little ironing will take care of those wrinkles. (Psst...I'm ready to change the fabric already but don't tell hubby)

There were a few cracks in the chair so I recruited hubby to help and fix it up for me. He tightened up some screws and added some more screws for additional support. He also added some putty and wood glue did a little sanding and the chair was ready to paint.

I wanted the desk and chair to be black to match my book shelves. Oh, how I miss my garage!

We did not paint the top of the desk. I am thinking of doing tile on the top of the desk or maybe some fabric and plexi-glass. Oh, the options I have, I really do give myself too many choices. Do you ever do that? 

This was the quote I put on my Facebook tonight, "Sometimes I'm afraid of the things my mind comes up with" !! ... And, that my friends is the truth!

I can't believe I didn't get any pictures of my hubby upholstering the chair. This was a first for him, what is wrong with me? I must of been in the house drinking wine. Yep! That's the story I'm sticking too. ;-)

So, with that being said here's my before & after pics...

Well, this was an easy peasy project. And the whole project was less the $20. So, once I decide on new fabric and what I'm going to do with the top of the desk, I will be sure to update you. I am open to suggestion ;-)

Have a  "CRAZY BEAUTIFUL" week!!


  1. I think a quatrefoil pattern stained on top of the desk would look nice. As for the chair, love this color you use on your blog, give it some color.

  2. What a pretty transformation--I particularly like the black chair!

  3. This is a great transformation, Denyse! Curious about what you decide about the top.

  4. what a great find and even better transformation! Can't wait to see what you do with the top of the table. :)

  5. Nice job! Glad you joined my party. Would love if you added my link to your post so that others know about the party too:)

  6. Very classy! There's something about black that always looks nice.

  7. Stopping by from One Project at a Time to see your table and chair paint project. I love black furniture. Can't wait to see the finished project!

  8. Great makeovers! Thanks for sharing them at my party at House on the Way! Have a great week!

  9. Very nice! Is it for you or do you sell your furniture makeovers?

  10. Stalking you from the hop, i'm your newest follower, would love if you could come by and follow back?

  11. Beautiful work. I love what you did. I would love to have you share this with this weeks Wednesday's Adorned From Above Blog Hop. The link to the party is
    I hope to see you there.
    Have a great week.
    Debi @ Adorned From Above

  12. Great job - how exciting to make something new out of something old!

    kyra @

    1. Thanks, Kyra! It was very exciting watching something transition like that.

  13. $15 well spent. You've created a wonderful desk/chair set. Isn't it fun to find furniture with good bones for little money that you can makeover and give new life to?

  14. What a fabulously thrifty makeover! I love making over furniture like this! Well done! J9 x

    1. Thanks J9x...It was so fun and I loved the end result..I'm finishing the top after Christmas!

  15. Thank you for linking up with the Clever Chicks this week; I hope you’ll join us again!

    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick

  16. Great finds and wonderful transformation! Thanks for linking to the Open House party last week.

  17. Wow! I would love to be able to do something like that. I would not have guessed the chair was the same one from the beginning. Thanks for sharing on Thursday Treasures

  18. Thanks so much for sharing at Wednesday's Adorned From Above Blog Hop. This weeks party is live. I hope to see you there.
    Debi, Joye and Myrna (The Busy Bee's)

  19. Both pieces turned out beautiful!
    Thanks for linking up!

  20. An amazing transformation!!! : ) hugs and thanks for sharing!

  21. What a great transformation! I have a yucky old set like that...I think I will give it a try! Thanks for sharing!

    1. Thanks, Hula! I just have to figure out what I want to do with the top of the desk. Make sure you share your transformation.

  22. What a handsome transformation....gorgeous!

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