“When we moved away from Iowa, I had a couple of really old doors with the super cool keyholes in them,” says Laura of Laura Kelly Designs. She took the doors with her, knowing that they had potential to become something really great. Recently, she decided to turn one of the doors into a desk.
This large, sectional office furniture has been part of Denise’s home for the past 10 years. “It has seen hours years of homework, work projects, video game battles and has the wear and tear to prove it,” she explains at Chaotically Creative. When Denise redid the family office recently, this desk set got a completely new look.
Lauren from The Thinking Closet had been checking Craigslist for a roll-top desk when her in-laws offered her one they had. Free furniture is awesome! Lauren loved the idea of having lots of storage space that was easily concealed…but didn’t love the original oak finish.
Lauren from The Thinking Closet had been checking Craigslist for a roll-top desk when her in-laws offered her one they had. Free furniture is awesome! Lauren loved the idea of having lots of storage space that was easily concealed…but didn’t love the original oak finish
At iCandy Handmade, Autie shares the backstory on these two cupboard doors. “My father-in-law owns a restoration company and oftentimes has cupboard door styles or carpet squares that have been discontinued and he no longer uses.” He gave them to Autie and the doors sat in her garage for a while before she figured out what to do with them.
This furniture freebie came to Sara with a black and white finish and a wobbly leg. Otherwise it was in good condition, so she decided to have some fun with the makeover, and shared the results at Thrifty Treasures.
“When I first laid eyes on this writing desk, I wasn’t going to stop to pick it up. The top looked really beaten and un-salvageable,” says Denise at Salvaged Inspirations. Luckily she got out of the car for a closer inspection, and decided that while it would take some effort, the desk was more than salvageable. It came home with her.
“I chose this desk for all the storage since it was acting as our entire office,” explains Christy at Confessions of a Serial DIYer. “But it’s so large and being black, it was like a deep dark hole that was sucking the life out of that side of our living room.”