Monday, July 18, 2011

Old Desk :: New Table

Another Roadside Pickers Story
I was with the boys on a rainy Saturday
when out of the corner of my eye
I saw an old desk
along side of the road.
I saw potential...
my loving husband said it had potential
to start a good bonfire.
He disassembled it before I could get my camera.
a desk with two drawers missing... decorated, by a future designer, in every color
magic marker.
I had a vision.
Converting one side into a small table.
All the pieces were there to pull it off.
my brother Tim shared my vision.
Tim has a handy hobby...
He took the needed parts home with him
and brought this back
within a day.
Time to
Sand :: Prime :: Paint
Right after I decide on the perfect color.
It took me longer to do that
than it took Tim to
splice the table top.
Finding hardware was a bit tricky.
I went to an exclusive (i.e., expensive)
shop that sells replicas.
I only had one knob to work with...
no luck.
The next day I visited a garage sale
right around the corner from me
and found these...
Not the original...
the same brass color
PLUS these were actually old and cost
a whopping 2 dollars total.
Thank you Tim for making this possible.
I haven't forgotten the steak dinner I promised you.
I promise.


  1. Wow. It looks really nice. Good paint job.

  2. I couldn't have done it without you! Thanks and Love!

  3. I love this- it really turned out great. What color did you decide on? Love-Tina

  4. I used Bejamin Moore's Tranquility AF-490. It is the middle paint chip in the above pic...a pale green beauty. It hasn't decided where it wants to call home...the big bathroom might be nice OR my new shop...the one I don't own...YET! So glad you like it. Thanks for stopping by.

  5. How much are you charging for it? Don't you think it would look cute at the end of my hall?

  6. BEAUTIFUL! Love this little table. It would be so nice to tuck into a hundred little places. Congrats on your find. LorieR