Sunday, October 2, 2011

Furniture Facelift : : Girls' desk

I am getting so excited at how my girls' room is coming along and this is probably my favorite piece so far in the room.  Both beds are painted and finished, I found a dresser and nightstand that has been refinished as well {minus a broken drawer}.  Pictures are on the walls and and now I'm just shopping for the bedding.  I needed a little desk for the room and really didn't want to spend any more money on furniture and you can only keep your eye out on people's curbs for so long, right? ; )  So, I shopped the house and remembered I had this piece that I wasn't sold on for the living room...

It's actually an old sewing machine that used to me my grandmas, but I thought it would make the perfect little desk for the girls' room.  Their beds are orange and the rest of the furniture is white so I thought something in between would be perfect {and once again without making orange look circus-y}.  So I started with a coat of primer and and then a couple coats of white paint.  Then I put a custom spin on it to make it a perfect fit for this room...all done with just a little painters tape....

It doesn't come out great in pics, but there's also a light pink stripe {the color of the walls} in it to help tie it all together.  I left the original hardware on...cause I liked it.  The sewing machine is still completely functional {although with fabric tape in the house, I'm not sure it's going to be used any time soon : ) }.  I LOVE how it turned out...just need to figure out a place to put all their desktop items...cause I don't want to cover this baby up! ;)


  1. I love it! It looks so great! My boys just saw it and want it!

  2. I think grandma would be impressed.


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