Posted by Judy Cholfe on Wednesday, January 18, 2017 Under: Before and After



Hello everyone!

Well, we are well on our way into the new year.  Christmas and New Year’s are behind us, and now looking forward to SPRING!!!!

Speaking of Christmas…When my brother showed up for the Christmas holidays, he also brought with him, a small, UNLOVED, desk/table.  He came in the front door, but left this little desk in my garage, unbeknownst to me, and said, “Oh! I’ve brought you a small project!”

The side panels, and the under support joints all needed re-gluing.  The bottom of the drawer also needed a total replacement……(which must have had water damage at some point.  The board had split into many layers, and was warped).

After the hustle and bustle of the holidays, I was able to work on my little project about a week ago.

As the temperature out in the garage was rather cold for gluing, I took the desk down into the basement and was able to re-glue all the joints.

It took me a little bit to decide how I was going to re-finish it.  I couldn’t decide if I wanted a tarnished silver, or matte black.  In the end, I chose to paint the desk with black chaulk paint and dark wax as the final treatment.

I distressed the edge of the desk and the edge of the drawer, but didn’t distress the legs….

At this point, the drawer still had no bottom.

I took the whole drawer frame with me to Home Depot.  I showed up carrying the frame to the wood department, and found a staff member right away to help.  I told her “I needed a bottom for the drawer, as I couldn’t put anything in it!” She laughed and agreed…..

I was able to get a piece of MDF board, and have it cut for $5.47 with taxes.  Perfect!  Since the desk was free to begin with.

So, it cost $5.47, plus about 3 hours of my time.  But I love it now, and it makes a wonderful addition to a spare bedroom.

Isn’t it great when a surprise project works out!!!! I certainly wasn’t looking for a desk, or a PROJECT, but love it now.  (The chair I already had, and is very fitting with the desk).

Have you ever been given a “PROJECT”, or do you have something you found that requires a bit of TLC?

Well, have fun doing your re-finishing/re-purposing, and remember…it’s just paint, so it’s easy to fix if something goes wrong, or you don’t like it, you just start again….Until next time, Judy

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Judy Cholfe Hi, thanks for stopping by! I am Judy Cholfe, IRP...(Interior Redesign Professional), owner/operator of JC Redesigns, Interior Redesign/Staging-- Servicing Simcoe County and GTA. (705)727-6282 Decorating is my passion and I want to share that passion with you, the client..... I want to energize, motivate, and inspire people to do something fun and creative in their own homes. I also totally love anything DIY.

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