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Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Not Too Shabby- Fancy- 4 Free! 8)

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I have a friend who acquired a piece of furniture for free. It is a roll top desk…and it needed some ‘attention’ (to say it nicely) She asked me if I thought I could do anything with this piece…


…I looked at it…and decided that yes…yes I could. The very first thing I said to her was “those knobs neeeeed to go!” Her response…”just do your magic please”


EEEEEK! Yep…those are some U-G-L-Y knobs!!! I know for a fact that those are not original to the piece…my parents have this style of desk at their house…only in a much darker stain…and there is nothing hideous or ‘cheezy’ about it. In fact…I am thinkin’ that the next trip to visit might win me a desk….right Grammie? SHHH! don’t say anything out loud…Grampie might hear us…8)


The inside is in awful shape…even has some water or moisture damage of some sort…so I had my work cut out for me.


My friend’s spouse kinda wanted me to bring it back to the original color when I was done…but I’ m sorry…that is NEVER going to happen!!! I had a better idea….wanna see?


TA-DA!!!! I got rid of the knobs…and made some blocks to use as drawer pulls instead. MUCH better!







All that went into this entire project was a little black paint…believe it or not. (after I sanded it down of course)

Not too shabby for a free desk, and 3 hours of my time! I sure hope they like it.---Yes…you guys have seen it before the owner! WHAT! I have priorities ya know! Hahahaha!

Until next time…hugs and smiles! Winks to all ---especially my special three!!! *) *) *)

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Shirley said...

You did a very nice job on the desk. It looks much better! Thanks for sharing! We feel so special. :D

Gatsbys Gardens said...

Looks great Tootsie!


Missy said...

Amazing! It looks great!

Marjorie (Molly) Smith said...

nice job, Hope the new owners love it too.

Darla said...

It looks great Tootsie!

Heather said...

Fantastic job Tootsie - it looks waaaay better!

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Good Morning my Sweet friend...Girl I have just spend 4 days working on an old hospital cabinet making a changing table out of it...I ache in places I did't know I could ache...where are you when I need you girl ha ha!! Looks wonderful my friend as always...just took a peek at your kitchen WOW!! how did you do that...You are too much my daughter...Love ya girl...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Teri said...

That looks super! How did you apply the black paint to make it look so good? I thought for sure it was a stain.

Willow said...

You did such a wonderful job. That is a desk I would love to have.


janet said...

Hi there tootsie girl, im trying to get back to business with my blog, so im stopping by to say hi and you are doing wonderful and I see your blog is just as wonderful as always. Your friend is very lucky, the roll top desk looks FANTASTIC!

Becca's Dirt said...

Good job Tootsie.

Karen said...

The desk is amazing, I bet your friend is thrilled! I know I would be. Once again, you never fail to amaze me with your talents!

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Tootsie...UNBELIEVABLE!! You are simply amazing. What a great job of refurbishing.
My dining room table is still in the garage. One day soon...

The Japanese Redneck said...

The amazing Tootsie has been at it again.

Been out and don't computer at home. Having to catch up with everyone.

Wonderful job Lady!

linda may said...

You did that in 3 hours, are amazing!
I am back for F.F. this week after an absence, it is Friday here now but not yet in your part of the world. Cheers!

siteseer said...

you do good work! :) and you must be a GREAT FRIEND!!