Monday, March 9, 2009

From Garage to Glam

This not so lovely little writing desk has been taking up valuable space in our garage for a while now. But this weekend, the Mr. gave it the boot. It had been trespassing on his terrain long enough.

So he hauled it outside & went to town. First he whipped out the putty and filled in all the dents & holes. Next came a little power sanding action (above picture is post sanding). Finally, out came the big guns. Take my word for it . . . the man knows how to work a can (or 2) of spray paint. Pretty well trained, I would say.

Not too shabby! I think my work here is done.
This is a double play for him. Not only does he have a little more space in the garage, he also has a very happy wife. Hmmm...maybe if I put some of the other projects I'm working on out in the garage they'll miraculously get finished as well. Too bad he can't sew.
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14 comments:

Beth at Aunties said...

WOW! It turned out so nice! He really does know how to work that can of paint! I really like how it turned out.... The clock looks nice too:)

Des said...

:D i was ooohing and aaahing over the shabby top pic. :) maybe it's worse in person?? i do love that black, though.

Deck The HALLS of HOME with JOY! said...

It looks great! What a great day!We have the same clock! We also have the same couch (green with floral pillows!) How funny!

bj said...

OOO, I love this adorable desk. It is just perfect in black!! LOVE it..

KayC. said...

I love it black. The last house I lived in I had everything painted white...but my home now all that white didn't work. So out came the primer,paint,and brushes...to paint almost everything black. I just love the way black furniture shows off other colors. Like on your desk.

Melissa Wertz said...

Lust is a sin... Lust is a sin.... I am not going to lust....

Beautiful job!

Beth at Aunties said...

One of the highlights of this great beauty it was only 20.00!!!

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The blog of MBW said...

Thank you for visiting my site and leaving me a nice comment.

Did you say $20? What a bargain!!!He did a good job-the desk turned out real nice.

With old furniture you just need a little elbow grease and a paint.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Now, that is a wonderful trasnformation! Great job!

Happy 2nd Time Tuesday...

XO,

Sheila :-)

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

I love it! Looks like something right out of Ballard Designs or Pottery Barn!

Thanks for linking to 2nd Time Around!

Cherry's Jubilee said...

I am sooo glad you came by for a visit. I went back through many of your posts..so glad you reopened this blog...LOVE your redo, and your quilts, AND yes that is the same waverly pattern I used on my drapes. I can see you love color like me! Do you mind if I add you to my blogroll? cherry

Laura @ the shorehouse. said...

Fabulous! It's amazing what a bit of elbow grease and paint can do. :-)

Trina said...

That's it? Why have my husband and I gone to such great lengths sanding everything down a zillion times, varnishing, drying, clear coating, and drying furniture? Hmm..what I could have done with all that time? It looks great.

Teresa said...

THAT is a beautiful piece! And where can I get a man like that?