Monday, November 1, 2010

Library Table

Yes, it's true...I cheated on my furniture diet yet again. I was browsing through Deseret Industries (Utah's own "Goodwill") last week, and I happened upon THIS:

Seriously, what's a girl to do?? I love the look of old library tables...it had to come home with me.

One of the drawers even has a lock! There is no key, but...it's CUTE!


A year ago, when we got rid of my husband's monstrosity of a desk, I looked everywhere for one of these...not luck. Eventually he bought a used IKEA Gallant desk for our basement family room. I cherished the hope that once this one was refinished, he would let me swap his IKEA desk for this one.

No such luck!!
**That man does not understand the concept of "furniture fate"!**
(sob!)


I refinished this desk in my favorite Sherwin Williams Creamy white with a walnut-stained top. (That may have something to do with the fact that I am had half a gallon of paint on hand.)


I kept the original knobs, but stained them darker as well. It gives it more of a "furniture" kind of look, I think...less desk-ish.


I distressed the edges and then glazed the bottom with stain. I used it pretty heavily on the corners and edges where I did the most distressing.


I'm sorry these aren't very pretty pictures. It would not be an easy piece to move into the house!

Goodbye, dear desk...you will be missed!

What about you? Do you understand the concept of "furniture fate"??





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14 comments:

Holly @ Roller Coaster Life said...

wow I love it!! i would be a little upset about that one going too! =(

Rachel said...

Brian's "desk" is an old rickety square card table in our bedroom that I have to walk sideways past to get to my side of the bed. I sat in bed yesterday and dreamed of a bedroom that was just that. A bedroom and not an everything else goes in it room. Someday...... and when that day comes!! You can bet I'll be banging down your front door to help me decorate the place and put in real furniture!! In the meantime....... I'm looking for a tall upright dresser. I hate our dresser. Six tiny drawers. Three on one side, three on the other. Takes up too much room length wise. My room is too small. I need to go up!

oops! said...

I seriously love the creamy white with the stained top! I admire your work!

Laurie at Turner Farm said...

Oh I love this! Was tempted for a moment to paint the bottom of my new table...decided to wait and see how the breakfast nook comes out first. I've always loved this combination. Great find and great work!

Kindra-At Home With K said...

It's hard to be on a furniture diet isn't it?! LOL Love your table find and makeover!

Susanne said...

What is it with these guys?! Why can't they just bow to our expertise?!
Nice job!
Susanne.

Ana said...

Hi Korrie,
Love the makeover. Don't know what it is about furniture...but it's where I always head to first when I visit any thrift store...Even though I could not fit one more piece of furniture in my petite cottage :-)Great find. Happy White Wednesday.

Hugs and Kisses,
♥Ana~A Petite Cottage

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Hi there- totally get your furniture love... I am stalking a few pieces right now just waiting for the half off sale to justify bringing them home!!! I love the desk with it's white paint and dark top... Gorgeous!! Thanks for sharing this beautiful project! :)

Kim @ Second Time Furniture said...

I love the two toned look! Great finish! DI is my fave, too!

Rebecca said...

What a great find-what some people give up-someone's treasure and luck was with you!

Michelle @Shellsshabbyshack said...

I just did our coffee table in a similar look. I just can't get enough of the two toned style. Yours is lovely! Nice work!

Meg said...

Oh no, you can't get rid of it! It's beautiful! You must keep it! Swap it out when hubby isn't home--maybe he won't notice! ;)
Hope you can join my link party with it! alittleknickknack.blogspot.com

Teri said...

This is gorgeous! Great find, and great revamp! :)

Shannon said...

It really is pretty. When you say you glazed it with stain, what do you mean?
Shannon
www.akadesign.ca