Curbside Desk gets Mod Makeover


Amy, one of the great minds behind From Gardners to Bergers, is smart to keep her eyes open. She recently spotted a curbside keeper and could see that “the slanted legs and the straight lines on this desk were begging to be modernized.” Its wish was her command!

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Moroccan Stenciled Desk Makeover

savvy young something before

At Savvy Young Something, Sarah bought a solid wood white desk on Craigslist shortly after moving into a new house.  She admitted that the desk needed a lot of work, but sat in her basement for about five months.  I’m glad I’m not the only one who has to let projects sit on the back burner sometimes!

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Gray and White Desk

youth sized desk before

Faye from MacGIRLver got this desk several years ago from her husband’s cousin. It had been acting as a TV stand in her rec room until Faye decided it couldn’t hide from her paint brush any longer and pulled the desk out for a makeover.

youth sized desk before

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White Secretary Desk

broken secretary desk before

Kristy from 4 the love of WOOD had a big challenge on her hands with his secretary desk that was handed off to her. It was plagued with a broken drawer, ink stains, and holes punched throughout. Kristy’s work shows just how handy she is when it comes to revamping vintage pieces. To address the {…Read More…}

Painted White Desk

Karen’s latest edition of “Trashy Tuesday” over at Redoux features the transformation of this heavy duty desk that had been left for dead outside of a warehouse. After a major cleaning and sanding, Karen primed and painted the piece with two coats of CeCe Caldwell’s Vintage White and finished it with wax. It now holds {…Read More…}

Chalk Paint French Desk

Angelina from Ruby Jean received this French desk years ago from a neighbor for free. She had lovingly refinished it with an exchange student from Taiwan for her bedroom. Even though it was full of meaning and wonderful memories, Angelina knew it was time the desk had a fresh start after years sitting in the {…Read More…}

Silver Detailed Desk

You know Karen from Redoux was beside herself with joy to find this French-style desk sitting curbside. Even the lovely "l’odeur de cigarette" could not distract from the desk’s gorgeous shape and detail work. After some primer and paint, the desk has a fresh new look. I love how Karen painted the recesses of the {…Read More…}

Painted Storage Desk

Catherine from Paisley & Polka Dot Threads raced to grab this desk after receiving a call from one of her husband’s colleagues that it was sitting curbside. The top was covered with lots of stains and cracks that ruled out the possibility of refinishing it. With hopes of a lovely, stained top dashed, it was {…Read More…}