Thursday, February 25, 2010

Roadkill Rescue ~ Delightful Desk

Wow, this has been a long time coming.

We rescued this desk on the way home from church on October 4, 2009. It wasn't sanded down until the 18th or painted until the 20th. The drawer fronts weren't put on until...well, technically, they're just Photoshopped on right now, but the designs did get printed today! Details of all to come in another post! ETA: here's part 2!

Here's a little detail:

Technically, this is what it looks like right now (which is still better than we found it). The most tremendous part of this "rescue" cannot be captured in a picture: the smell. When we found it, the desk REEKED of cigarette smoke. While we still have some additional tweaks to make, it's definitely finished enough to be called an "after"...and hey, we live with it every day like this!

ETA: I entered this in the CSI project: red, white, and blue challenge. I love that it's an alternative to what you'd expect from a "red, white, and blue" theme — although some of the papers do look like fireworks!


Infarrantly Creative said...

Thanks for the shout out. I am humbled that you mentioned me and that inspired you to start crafting again. That is the best compliment ever!

Brittany (aka Pretty Handy Girl) said...

Oooo. I absolutely love roadside deals. This was quite a find! I really like the way you think (and your photoshop skills ;-).

I just created a blog post from a trip to the Habitat for Humanity ReStore and used Photoshop as well to show what goes through my head:

I would love to feature your desk in the near future on my blog if you are willing to be a guest poster.

Mandi said...

Love the desk! It is really cute!

Stephanie Cameron said...

this will look really great when you get it finished! I love the color you picked!!

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

I adore your patriotic spirit. It is red, white and bluetiful!

I hope you will stop by for a bbq on a white tablecloth. :)

Chic Creations said...

Love, love this desk! It is so cute. Thank you for sharing.
karie @karieschiccreations

Lori Nitty Gritty Pretty said...

This is so cute, I can't stand it! I'm in love with that color. Love your blog.

Debbie said...

How cute is this? Really cute, and very creative thinking! Stopped by from the CSI project. Debbie