Suzanne at The Painted Drawer offered to help her neighbor with this little desk and chair set. “They were both painted a bright blue for him when he was a little boy and now are going into his daughter’s room,” she says, explaining the reason for the makeover.
At Art is Beauty, Karin picked this desk up off the roadside over a year ago. She love the mid century modern style of the desk, but was super intimidated by the layers of oil paint, mold, and other gross stuff on the desk top.
When Caitlyn of Desert Domicile blogs, she sits at this desk–which happens to be World Market’s Josephine Desk given to her my her mother. She liked the desk, but admits to having a bit of a design crush on campaign desks. After searching her local Craigslist fruitlessly, one day Caitlyn noticed just how similar her own desk was to the campaign-style desks she admired.
“This desk used to be my grandfather’s and is going to now be my sister-in-law’s vanity,” says Meg at Oliver & Rust.
“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.
Need a little more organization in your life now that school has begun? Jennifer from Pink When has an easy an expensive way to turn cardboard tubes into a cute little desk caddy.
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.