Monday, November 1, 2010

Roll-Top Desk




I needed to downsize our office furniture BIG TIME! So after I sold all of our old huge furniture I started my search for a roll-top desk. I like the idea of "closing it" so my unfinished projects aren't a sore eye. This is the beauty I found VIA KSL for $50.


I apologize, I ALWAYS forget to take a BEFORE picture! I guess I just get so excited that once I remember I'm already in the middle of it!








I LOVE it!

12 comments:

  1. That's fabulous, love the color paint you used! My husband has been looking for one on Craigs List but so far hasn't found one they are either to small or to expensive.

    Rondell

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  2. I love the desk. Was it hard to paint the rolling door? You did a wonderful job!

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  3. thank you! It was a little tricky to paint the rolling door- I had to open and close it several times while it was drying so it didn't stick shut.

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  4. The desk looks was great! I really love the warm cream color!

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  5. It looks fabulous. Great job! I love roll-top desks! I'd love for you to link up to my link party going on now! alittleknickknack.blogspot.co9m

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  6. That looks pretty dang awesome! I love white furniture...so calm and pretty. We had a rolltop desk growing up...I wonder where that thing went? Maybe you have it now! ;) Thanks for sharing!

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  7. HI! I blog-stalked you while searching for a painted roll-top desk. I have one almost identical to yours here and I was just wondering if you could tell me, was it hard to get into the crevices inside the roll-top? That the only thing that's been holding me back from starting my painting. Thanks so much, and well done, yours looks amazing!

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  8. i love it just one thing if u can change the chair it's not a good combination congrast!!!!!

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  9. Hi! I recently bought a roll top desk that looks like this: http://greensboro.craigslist.org/fuo/2510954828.html (but not the price!)
    What would you suggest to do first? Wet sanding or traditional sanding (and what grit)?
    I'm totally new to this, and am in deep need of help... >.< Thank you~
    btw, did you leave some parts "unfinished" to create a used feel? (i know it may sound stupid... -.-)

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  10. thanks so much for posting! did you sand first or just directly apply paint? did you purposely leave the edges of drawers a little brown showing through? was that a painting technique?

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