Vintage School Desk Makeover

Some rescues have a really fun history, like this little school desk that got a makeover from Dee at Meatloaf and Melodrama.  Dee tells us, "This was originally my desk back when I was a lot smaller and younger--and no, I'm not that old! My aunt worked for one of the local school districts, and she saved this from being thrown when one of the older schools was being renovated." vintage-school-desk
House by Hoff window before

Chalkboard Window

After finding a pile of gorgeous vintage windows on the side of the road recently, April has been sharing all the ways she's repurposing those windows at House by Hoff.  (I featured one of those transformations here.)  Her latest window project is perfect for a summertime vignette. House by Hoff window before
Cupcakes and Crinoline coffee table before

Chalkboard Coffee Table

When Mary Beth of Cupcakes and Crinoline was offered a hand me down coffee table, she enthusiastically said yes.  After all, it was a better size for her living room than the table she had, and it offered some great storage options.  The new table just need a few tweaks to make it both fun and functional. Cupcakes and Crinoline coffee table before
A shade of teal chalkboard before

Chalkboard Makeover

Katy from A Shade of Teal found this sturdy wood piece at a yardsale.  It wasn't exactly clear what it was--empty picture frame?  headboard?--but under the 80's tole painting job it had great lines and detail.  Katy thought it would make a terrific chalkboard.
Monkey See Monkey Do desk before

Chalkboard Topped Desk

At Monkey See Monkey Do, Jennifer says, "This desk was in my parents' basement for years and was headed for the burning pile...but we saved it. It sat in our garage for a year when we decided to paint the top with spray chalkboard paint and use it for a learning room in our home."