Sunday, August 30, 2009

Roll Top Desk Redo

I decided I HAD TO HAVE a Roll Top desk to organize our bills, so that I could HIDE the mess when people came over. I looked and looked on Craigslist and when I saw this one, I immediately knew I had to have it! I could see the potetnial, I loved the drawers along the top and down the sides and it was made out of Quality Solid Wood!
And it was a STEAL OF A DEAL!


I loved the little cubbies when you open the roll top...perfect for organizing mail
It had quite a bit of wear on the surface, where children had etched their name into the desk, among many other scratches...

Nothing a little sanding couldn't take care of though!
We sanded down the desk & primed it...
Then used a sprayer to coat in a deep red

and finished off the desk, perfect for the small space we had available for it!
and when people come over, I quickly roll down the top to hide our mess! :)
I love it!


*Now I just need to find a cute chair...

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12 comments :

Katie said...

Totally kicking myself for not taking the roll top desk I couldv'e gotten for free from my friend when she moved. It was beat up and I couldn't envision how great it could look.

michellejohnnie said...

That has a classy look! Love it!

Macey said...

So cute-great idea. You have so much talent, I love it!

Rita said...

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myrepurposedlife.blogspot.com said...

wow! looks so good!
gail

Frugal Home Design said...

Great job! I could use something like this to hide my mess instead of grabbing everything and putting it in the window behind the curtain (ha ha).

Jennifer said...

Fabulous makeover... it looks great! The color that you used is beautiful!

Kolein said...

Oh Yea!!! Just beautiful! I have an old secretary desk! This gives me the liberty now to go and paint her!!!

Thanks for sharing this with us! Found you from MMS!

Sherry said...

That desk looks great. I like your creative title!

Miss Mustard Seed said...

What a great find! It looks like a very solid piece of furniture and I really like the red. That thing must've been a beast to paint! You're a brave one.

Lisa said...

It seems like it would be a difficult to paint a roll top desk. Great job!

Prior said...

I always love RED, you did a great job! Good idea to spay it. Lezlee