Welcome to Transformation Thursday! It’s the one day of the week we all get together to celebrate getting stuff done. No matter if you’ve been coming around for months (or years), or this is your very first transformation rodeo – everyone is welcome to link up your projects at the bottom of this post.
A couple of weeks ago, when we were up in Minnesota, we stumbled upon a local thrift shop. Although the prices were a little high, I did find a few affordable pieces, including this desk – a steal for $6. Yep – six buckaroos! A steal, huh?
We had a little technical difficulty. On the way home we were in the middle of no where and it started pouring down rain. We stopped at a gas station, but they didn’t have any tarps, so we bought a box of garbage bags & some duct tape, and taped it all together to protect it. So now our $6 desk was a $12 desk – but still a good deal, right?
First I sanded down the top, to give it grip. Then I painted it Paris Grey. Yeah, I didn’t show that step, but I’m guessing y’all are about sick of me painting everything Paris Grey… sorry, I’ve still got over 3/4 of a quart left (I told you it goes a long, long way!)
After the base was all painted, sanded & waxed, then I started on the top. I used Mod Podge & lots of sheets of hymnal music to cover up all that laminate. After it was dry, then I put 4 coats of poly on top to keep everything all in place & protected.
The combination of the grey & sheet music top made a huge difference. I kept the same hardware, since it was in great shape and I really liked leaving a little bit of it as a nod to where she started.
By the way – if you are a local reader, we’re having an open house on Saturday, October 1st. I’ll be at the shop from 10 a.m. until noon – so I hope you’ll stop by if you’re in the area. Peacock Lane is located just across the street from the famous 3 French Hens & The Roost. If you need more info, just email me and I’ll be glad to answer any questions you might have.
Posted at Miss Mustard Seed’s Furniture Feature Friday
Sooooooo……. whatcha got? I wanna see – and so does everybody else! Please put your PERMALINK into the linky – and link back here so everyone can find all the great ideas. Please, please, PLEASE – pretty please DO NOT LINK TO A SHOP!!! Be sure to visit your neighbors and have fun – it is a party after all. *Please note: If you link up you are giving me permission to use your photos on my blog without contacting you (don’t worry, it’s only to show off your beautiful stuff!)*
Welllllllll…………. Let’er rip, tater chip!