Saturday, June 23, 2012

What I did today...

Well, not today exactly; not even last week; more like a few weeks ago. My blogging is just catching up with real life.

I salvaged this old desk from the school. Doing it up was a joint effort by Steve and I; we were trying to get it finished before the weather turned. [How we would  love to have a workroom where we could work on projects over time without being reliant on good weather.]

It got a coat of paint on the frame and a new ply top which was painted in a white lime wash. Miss Ruby was chuffed with the result and happy to have a larger desk. I think this set of Ikea drawers would go nicely.

It's a shame I didn't get a photo of the desk before it went into her room as you can see from the "After shot", nothing looks good when chaos reigns. It really did turn out quite nice though; a sort of chic industrial look.

Before shot:

After shot: 

After several pleas to tidy her room, the best Miss Ruby could do was tidy her desk. I guess it's a start.

1 comment:

  1. very cool - too nice for a feral would have kept that one for myself xx