Decor Inspiration: Getting Your Dream Desk from a Thrift Store UpgradeThursday, September 12, 2013
One way to get what you want - and also satisfy a creative urge - is to find things cheap and turn them into what you want them to be. Two great things about this process is that you (1) save money, and (2) get to work on a creative project and bask in the fruits of your labor.
Right now I'm on the hunt for a gorgeous writing desk. I'm loving traditional pieces that have a modern upgrade in a bold color with a glossy coat and come complete with great brass finishings. Here are some great examples:
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While browsing through Apartment Therapy, I came across these great BEFORE/AFTER projects from a crafty little blog called Goodwill Glam.
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Who doesn't love a little Cinderella makeover?
Here was a trashed desk the creative blogger made into a chic little piece using a glossy salmon paint coat and finished with these great lion brass handles. You can check out how she did it step-by-step on her blog HERE.
Isn't it lovely?
Here's a second desk she upgraded with a modern glossy white coat. You can see her step-by-stop process HERE.
Makes you think twice about the junk you see lying around, huh? Just love all this creative inspiration... makes me want to go to a thrift store right now and start working on my own one-of-a-kind piece!