Thursday, June 23, 2011

Childhood Desk Makeover


  This desk belonged to me as a child.  It traveled all the way from New Jersey with me just to sit in my garage, waiting for a makeover.  Once summer break began, my first endeavor was to turn my childhood desk  into a homework desk for my son to use. 


I sanded then re-stained the wood with a Minwax stain.  My original plan was to paint the metal chair base and table legs, but after cleaning them I decided not to paint. 






After moving the desk up to my son's room we decided to rearrange his room a bit.  Here are a few pics of his room...










Thanks for visiting!


38 comments:

  1. What a nice heirloom to pass on to your son. I think it was a good call not to paint it. Just perfect for a boy. That tinkertoy container brought back memories.

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  2. I love what you did with it..perfect and I bet he loves it! His room is neat, love the window valance!!! ;D

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  3. Oh Brandi its the sweetest did you add the sharpener?! What a great heirloom he has to pass on to his own children.

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  4. It's LOVELY, Brandi! What an amzng little desk to be able to pass down the family, So cute - and so stylish too!!

    Sarahx

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  5. Brandi it is beautiful and I love it stained like that, it goes perfectly in his room. :) His room is adorable by the way. :)
    Have a wonderful weekend!!
    xo

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  6. loving that desk!!Hoping your weekend is a sweet one. Thinking of you and sending ♥

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  7. Your son's room is such a delight, I want to come over and play :) Nice makeover on the desk. Looking forward to see what you do next!

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  8. That is GREAT!!! I would LOVE to find one for Alie! :)

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  9. I love this. My parents have an old school desk from when we were kids and my nephew sits in it now to color. So cute.

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  10. Brandi! SO glad to see your blog. I love this room it's not too commercialized. I'm about to show Behr's room and I have a feeling you'll like it.

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  11. TINKERTOYS! love those old toys! Great desk, too.

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  12. AWW that's so sweet! I love it that your son is using your desk, there you go getting me verklempt lol. I love it. Your sons room is too cute, He likes dragons huh?

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  13. I love these little school desks! How wonderful, to pass it along to your son. I love how you kept it natural. It's perfect!

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  14. That is an awesome desk! You won't believe that I recently found an identical chair and was wondering what it went to. Its painted a chippy green and sits on a round metal base! I have a picture of it on my blog, not sure if you can see the whole chair but I'm so glad I found your blog so that I know my chair was part of an old school desk!
    Nancy

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  15. The desk is beautiful. I love that it still has the original character!
    LOVE the dragon draped over the curtain rod!

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  16. So sweet! We have a desk that belonged to my husband that our son now uses. It's always great to be able to share something of your own with your kids. :)

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  17. How sweet that you still have it! Now it can be a beautiful heirloom.

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  18. What a beautiful desk for your son. Leaving it original was a good choice. His room is done so well. I love your blog concept and am now your new follower! Won't you come over and follow us too...we'd love having you to share ideas! Hugs!

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  19. Very nice! Glad you decided to keep the original color! LOVE YA!

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  20. So sweet-what a special piece for your son to have.

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  21. Brandi,
    I'm so glad you didn't paint your desk! It's so beautiful with wonderful lines and wear. Sometimes the best make-over is just a little love. What a gorgeous piece of furniture and family history. I would *LOVE* to have a desk like that.

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  22. Brandi, how nice to have that desk to pass on to your son. His room is so cute.

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  23. I love that room and the desk is perfect!!!! what a great addition.
    Have a great Wednesday

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  24. Hi Brandi, Your desk is fabulous and you did an amazing makeover job on it! I think your son must like having his own special place to work! I like the marbles in your candy machine--that's a great idea! I used to live in NJ--both my kids were born in Summit which is in northern NJ. This is my first visit to you and I will be your newest follower! Linda

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  25. smiles and a few Giggles ...love it love the marbles in the gum machine lovely !
    KAT

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  26. Brandi, love the desk make over, and is that Puff The Magic Dragon??? the room so very cute...

    Pattie

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  27. Oh that is just the cutest little desk. How nice that it has a family history with it too.
    Blessings,
    Marcia

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  28. Loving your darling desk, tinkertoys and hat rack! You've created a wonderful room for your son.

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  29. It looks great! Your sons room is fantastic! Thanks for sharing such a great project.
    Hope to see you on my blog:)

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  30. I love it! And what a fun room for your son!

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  31. Love that little desk Brandi, so cute. I also remember tinker toys very well, my boys loved them.

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  32. What a treasure to have that wonderful desk to hand down to your son! It looks fantastic, Brandi! Hope you and your family have a wonderful and safe 4th of July!

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  33. Brandi, you so beautifully and perfectly restored that special little desk from your childhood. What a treasure! And I love the way you decorated your son's room, especially the gumball machine with the marbles and the Tinker Toys!

    Best, Jenn

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  34. I have had this sitting in my inbox for quite some time now meaning to say...I love it! Way to go. So sweet. Love a meaningful furniture revamp. Love passing on special items to our kids. I hope your little buddy loves it!

    Have a lovely holiday weekend!

    Blessings friend,
    Holly
    http://hallelujahsbyholly.blogspot.com

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  35. It looks fabulous!
    Thank you so much for linking it up to {nifty thrifty sunday} last week!
    Hope to see more of your creativity tonight! :)
    xoxo,
    Vanessa

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  36. Love the desk!! Thanks for linking up to Roomspiration today. I'm a new follower! :)

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  37. That desk is really awesome! I love all the personal touches in the room...that's what really makes them fun and special! Thanks for linking up today!

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  38. Hi Brandi, I love it! I think you made the right decision in not painting it. I love how you use a lot of nostalgic things in his room, too! I remember Tinker Toys! And I love the name of your blog! :)

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