Throwback Thursday - Funky Little Desk | Vintage, Paint and more...

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Throwback Thursday - Funky Little Desk

Vintage, Paint and more... thrifted desk repainted in a whimsical design

Good morning everyone.
I thought that we would have a little fun today 
with a 
Throwback Thursday post.
I chose a little desk that I did two years ago 
when I was creating Miss A's space in our new home.
I absolutely love this little desk and you can read about it 

It was originally purchased at Good Will for $25 
was our first thrifted furniture piece to be updated.
Vintage, Paint and more... thrifted desk, Good Will desk

The desk was sound but the wood was in poor shape.
So, I set about priming and painting it.
Then I got this brilliant idea to "funk" it up a bit.
After all it was going in a little girl's room 
the more fun the better.

Vintage, Paint and more... decorative painted desk, girly girl furniture, polka dot painted desk, black and white check painted furniture

So she received a different pastel color on each leg 
none other than - Polka Dots.

Vintage, Paint and more... black and white check decorative painting on furniture, polka dots painted on furniture

The top was then painted pink with white polka dots 
the best part of all
a black and white checked border.
I think it just sets it off.

Vintage, Paint and more... polka dot desk, black and white check border desk

I painted the drawer pink also and gave it some white polka dots
as well.
The hardware just needed a little polishing 
as it was still perfect.

Vintage, Paint and more... mod podge drawer, drawer lined with wrapping paper, decorative drawer liner

The inside of the drawer was mod podged
some really fun polka dot themed wrapping paper.
Very girly.

Vintage, Paint and more... decorative painted desk, polka dot desk,

And here she is....
I think I am so partial to this piece because 
I put so much creativity into it 
instead of just leaving it plain. 
She loves it 
alas, I think she may soon be outgrowing it 
as she is soon entering her pre-teen years.
And we all know how grown up these pre-teen girls can be.
So this piece may be finding a new home soon....

Have you done something that your family is outgrowing 
you are sad to see it leaving?
Or, did you re purpose it for another use?

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  1. What a pretty little desk! I love what you did with it. (I like polka dots.)

  2. That is so cool. Polka dots are a favorite of mine. Love how you glommed it all up :) Great job Cathy!

  3. How cute is that? The polka dots and striped border are a little retro. Fun!

  4. OMG you're so talented Cathy! That desk is super cute and it doesn't look anything like the before picture. It looks like two different desk! Awesome job as always!

  5. So so cute Cathy!! Maybe you can re-paint it for the tween? Something glammy for her? I know you got the talent to pull anything off :-)

  6. How sweet! It looks brand new!