Monday, September 9, 2013

Schoolhouse Desk with Chalkboard Details

post by katie

Well last week was back to school at our house, so I thought it an appropriate time to post about a desk I recently finished.  I got it at a garage sale over the summer, and decided it had to be red.  I've been making alot of chalkboard labels lately so it made me think a little red desk must have some chalkboard details. 

 At first I was just going to add the large one on the top for jotting down little notes, 

but I thought the top drawer needed something too, so I added one there

then decided to paint the plain little knobs that came on it with chalkboard paint and add numbers.

Here it is before...

and after...

What do you think...perfect for a classroom, or homework station right?
It's at the Cottage now.

We're having our big anniversary celebration this weekend.  Everything will be on sale, come by and have some cider while you shop.

Thanks for stoppin'


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Unknown said...

This looks amazing! I think I"m in love! I found you on Miss. Mustard Seed! If you like to link up come over to Craft Frenzy Friday at!

Sarah said...

I LOVE the transformation of this desk! I love how you painted numbers on the hardware...going to have to do this! Thanks so much for sharing! I am a new follower! Would love if you would follow back

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Unknown said...

I love what you have done with the chalkboard paint, what a great idea! Thank you for linking up to my Furniture & Paint Party! Hope to see you again soon.


Lisa said...

I was just thinking I was tired of red furniture ...until I saw this desk! Just perfect! Love everything about it!! Do you mind sharing what color you used? Love all the chalkboard details too. Have a lovely weekend!

Anonymous said...

Amazing transformation! Would love to know how you got the chalkboard design on the top of the desk?

Unknown said...

Thanks everyone, for your comments. Lisa we have our local paint store(Miller Paint) mix it for us, but I'm sure I could have Home Depot give it a number. As for the chalkboard designs I used chalkboard vinyl and cut it with my Cricut.


20 North Ora said...

Great desk! Wish I was close enough to come to your sale. Looks like you have alot of goodies.

I am your newest follower.


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