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Sunday, October 11, 2009

Met Monday...Craft desk redo

Hey everyone! Welcome to Met Monday hosted by our gracious Susan at Between Naps on the Porch . Please pay her a visit for a list of all the participants. Today I am showing you a desk and hutch I bought at a flea market a few months ago. I have needed this for a long time for making my crafts, the kitchen table just wasn't working anymore! I have an extra bedroom with a piano so decided to squeeze this desk in there and make it a hobby/music room. As you can see it's nice but a little too country and not the right colors. I decided green would be the best color and would look good against the gold walls and go with the rest of the room. So off to Michael's I went! I bought fern green patio paint, it's an indoor/outdoor paint. I've never used it before, but it said it worked on wood and it went on really well without even sanding. I ended up putting two coats on and used antique gold rub n buff to add a little bit of an antique look. After it was all done, I sprayed it with a low shine clear sealer. Oh...and the chair you see was my neighbor's. They were throwing it out, so I picked it up! It will be recovered in a gold chenille fabric. I also found some cute plaid fabric for a pillow.
Before:
As you can see I covered the hearts with a round decorative piece of wood from Michael's. They worked perfectly! I also purchased new hardware from Lowe's. Nothing fancy...I was kind of in a hurry picking it out, hubby was waiting...lol. Click to enlarge.

After:
In these pictures you can see the gold highlights. I rubbed a little on the hardware too.
I also had a piece of glass cut for the top because of using a glue gun.


This was hubby's idea. I bought curtain rod holders and wooden dowels. It holds my ribbon perfectly, but this is not even half of what I have! I can't stop buying ribbon!! I would show you the rest, but unfortunatly I am very messy when it comes to creating!

Since it's getting close to Halloween I wanted to show you this arrangement I created for a lady last week. I thought it might give you an idea. Halloween will be here before we know it...I need to go buy candy! We have about 200 trick-or-treaters...that's alot of candy. I have to budget for it!
Thanks for your visit!! I hope you enjoyed my desk redo! More frames soon... Remember you can e-mail me for a custom one.

Please pray for my hubby, Kevin. He will be having surgery on Wednesday. Thank you...

59 comments:

Melissa Miller said...

Kristen your creating desk is just perfect for you!

I adore the pretty apple green color against you walls. The fact that you designed it to hold all of your ribbons is even better! I know what you mean about buying ribbon. I can't go into Michaels now with out looking at all the different ribbon styles. I learned that from you and your inspiring frames and crations. He! :)

Love the Halloween arrangement too. It's just stunning!

~Happy Creating! ~Melissa :)

PS ~Many blessings and prayers to Kevin as well. Let us know that he is okay when you can.

Melissa Miller said...

PSS The little gold meadalions are PERFECT! They give it a touch of elegance. LOVE them! :)

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Kristen, that looks great! I love the wood pieces you used to hide the hearts ~ it really adds to the piece. Love the color and great idea to get the glass done for the top. Your ribbons look so pretty!

Lynette said...

How gorgeous that desk came out Kristen - I'm going to try my hand soon at re-doing some furniture that I picked up at the Flea Market for my new house. It won't be long now. That color green is so perfect for you and how clever to cover those hearts with the wood cutouts.

Hope Kevin has a safe and speedy recovery!

Stacey said...

Your desk is perfect for many different uses! The color is adorable. :)

Cathy said...

Kristen...I love it...you have given me such a great idea for my kids desk in their game room!!!

The color is perfect...my favorite shade of green and I love how you covered the hearts with the medallions...so pretty!!! I am always inspired when I visit you...thanks!!!

The halloween arrangement is darling another great creation...love it!!!

I will keep Kevin in my prayers...you and Chase too...I am sure it will be hard on all of you to have hubby and Daddy in the hospital.

God bless you all!!!
XOXO
Cathy

Lorna ~ Lace and Ivy Cottage said...

Kristen, I love the green paint. Very clever using the appliques to cover the heart and the rod for the spools. Great job!

Cathy said...

I love the chair too...I can't wait to see it after you have put your special touch on it!!!

Connie said...

Kristin,
That is an amazing transformation, so cute. I love that you now have a place to keep your ribbon. (I thought I was the only one with a ribbon obsession. I couldn't show a picture of my ribbon either. My theory is that you can't be creative and tidy at the same time. At least that is my story and I'm sticking to it.)

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

Love the arrangemet..and you look like me....if I had a dollar for every roll of ribbone I have I would be quite wealthy....I have more ribbon than I have ever had and I love it....

Justin and Jenn said...

I love that idea to hold the ribbons- I need to copy that idea because I have too much ribbon too!

~Kristen~ said...

Kristen! My hubby is named Kevin, too!!! And I will absolutely be keeping your Kevin in my prayers for his upcoming surgery. God is good ... I know all will go well!

Your desk is perfect! I *looove* the color and those medallions you found add just the right touch. The perfect spot to bring all your stunning creations to life! :-)

Jane (Frugal Fine Living) said...

Wow, what a transformation! It looks fantastic!

Jane

Robin's Nesting Place said...

What a great and timely redo! I have a nice large shelf with a country heart cut out taking up space in the closet. I've been wondering how to redo it to make it usable again. This is perfect!

This is an amazing transformation! Great job!

Risa said...

What a cute craft desk! I only wish my computer desk was so cute. My craft area is in the basement.

Tricia Anne said...

What a creative way to hide the hearts. I love your makeover! Especially the color you have chosen. It looks great!
Sincerely ~ Tricia Anne

Lisa@Pickles and Cheese said...

What a great re-do! I love the green color you picked and the way you disguised the country hearts was very clever. Great job!

xinex said...

You did really good on the cabinet. I like the paint color and the medallion. The pumpkin centerpiece is very pretty...Christine

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Kristen, the desk/hutch turned out just gorgeous. I love the green and the gold highlights are just the right touch. I should have a place for a dowel or two also, I just seem to buy more ribbon everytime I go somewhere. Your arrangement you did for a friend is beautiful. You really always do such a beautiful job. I have posted my MM with my version of the rooster centerpiece. I didn't have any kind of container big enough so I used a tray. I really like mine, but I am just in LOVE with your. Still such an inspiration. I will keep your DH in prayer. Hugs, Marty

Diane @ Four Paws and Co said...

What a beautiful re-do Kristen! The ribbon holders are a brilliant idea & so pretty to see. I'm a ribbonaholic too... I found enough ribbon stashed here & there to open a store!

Love the Halloween arrangement! It's perfect!

I'll keep Kevin in my thoughts & prayers. ♥ Diane

Shanty 2 Chic said...

Love the greena and the circle wood pieces! Great redo! ~ Ashley

Jo said...

What a talented eye you have ~ I never would have seen past the hearts! I love the makeover you performed and your new art center is lovely.

Jo

I'll keep your husband in my thoughts and prayers.

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Kristen, WOW! The desk is beautiful, and Ilove the medalion over the country hearts. The gold gives it such a custom look.
Kudos to you!
I put Kevin on my prayer list.
Blessings,
Yvonne

Teri said...

I just love your blog so much! You make everything so pretty!!

Sandy said...

Kristen,
Great job on the desk, even more wonderful the fact you will have your ribbon there also. The Halloween arrangement was also very beautiful.Thanks for sharing.
Sandy

Its So Very Cheri said...

I love the color you chose-just gorgeous. You did a great job-it really does look amazing. Stopped and prayed for your hubby just now.

Come by for a visit.
cheri

santamaker said...

Hi Kristen,thanks for your visit. I bet you loved working at the floral shop. I'm really loving the classes.
Wow, you did great on that piece. How clever to make a spot for your ribbons. I'm always searching for great ways to organize crafts. I'll be praying for you both. Hang in there, sweetie. Everything will be fine.
love,
Santa

Cottage Rose said...

Wow what a great desk,, love the color too. Just perfect for a craft desk.. And the Halloween center piece you made, is so pretty, you do such wonderful work... she will love it I am sure... have a great week.

hugs;
Alaura

Shelia said...

Oh, Kristen I love your desk! Love how you made it yours with the paint color and those little wooden pieces! It's really lovely!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

Mimi said...

Your desk is beautiful! Love the color.

Sherri S said...

Wow! That is a WONDERFUL makeover! I love the color! I love the little circles to cover up the hearts. What a find in the little chair too. Pretty ribbon! I have a bunch myself.

3LittleByrds said...

Kristen, you did a great job and love what you did with the ribbon. Love the arrangement. I'll pray for your husband that all goes well with his surgery.

Angie said...

You did a great job on the redo of that cute hutch! Love the green you chose and the round pieces covering the cutouts. Hope everything goes well with your husband's surgery.

Isabella & Max Rooms said...

ADORABLE, love all the ribbons!
Janell

NM said...

What a beautiful blog you have and this post shows what a creative person you must be. Can't wait to see your next project. Kindest regards to you and your family. NM.
http://5minutesjustforme.blogspot.com/

A New England Life said...

Wonderful ideas Kristen! Everything is beautiful! Maybe I'll try an arrangement like that ...

Happy Fall!

Miss Mustard Seed said...

I'm visiting from Met Monday and I love what you did with the desk. The ribbon storage is a great idea! Well done!

Jacey said...

Your desk turned out great! What a good idea to cover the hearts with those medallions. Awesome!

Your house looks absolutely gorgeous. I would love to see more of it.

Angela said...

Hi Kristen,

That desk looks great! What a wonderful idea to use it to hold your ribbon. I love that floral arrangement too!

My Prayers are with your husband!

Have a great day!

-Angela

Darlene - Our Creative Life said...

Kristen that is perfect for you! I was wondering what you were going to do with those cutout hearts...and you being so clever just covered them up with a wood medallion...perfect!

"Blossom" said...

This is a perfect craft cabinet.
And the halloween arrangement is so cute...

Michelle said...

Very creative project, I love it. Stop by for a visit soon!
Michelle

Christi @ A Southern Life said...

Your desk looks great. I'm sure you will create many lovely pieces there. Will definitely pray for your husband. Godspeed.

Christi

Terri said...

You have worked wonders with that desk, Kristen. I love the shade of green. Thanks for sharing!

http://joymariesboutique.blogspot.com/ said...

Hi Kristen, this is my first visit and your blog is so beautiful. I'm from south Texas and I too stay at home. I left Registered Nurse position in May, so I'm trying to adjust.

God Bless You!
Jessica

Sheri said...

Love your desk. If you haven't already come link up at my Room a month makeover. http://theshadesofpink.blogspot.com/2009/10/room-month-monster-dominoes.html

Praying for your husband.

9405018--Pat said...

Kristen, I love your Halloween arrangement. Your desk turn out awesome...thanks for sharing....Pat H

Designs on 47th Street said...

Kristen, am I ever glad I stopped by to see you! I love your little crafting desk. It is amazing how it changed from before to after! Wow! The color is great and I loved how you covered the hearts. It's very classy! Oh, and that sweet arrangment really stole my heart too. Great job, girl!
Sorry your husband is undergoing surgery. I'll say a prayer for him. Keep us updated, okay?
Donna

Dresser Girl said...

That is WONDERFUL!!

Really Rainey said...

Fantastic! I really love the green and your ribbon holder idea!
Hope you are having a great week!
Rainey

tardevil said...

Wow! Talk about turning "trash" to treasure! That looks great! You are lucky to have a dedicated craft place. Love that floral arrangement too!

Liz said...

I ****LOVE**** what you did to the craft desk. The color is beautiful and I love the ribbon idea---fantastic!

Your arrangemt is really cute! Thanks for sharing! ~Liz

~ ~ Ahrisha ~ ~ said...

Hi Kristen~ ~Such a sweet blog you have, don't know how I missed you. Love your arrangements, very pretty~ ~Ahrisha~ ~

Anonymous said...

It came out GREAT !!! Love the idea of the glass top...

Of course I will pray for Kevin...

God Bless....

Kathy :)

ps such a cute arrangement !!!

Pat said...

Hi, Kristen
I just wanted to let you know that I received my "treasures" from the giveaway. I love everything! You're very talented

I will be praying for your husband tomorrow.

Pat

Kathy said...

Desk is amazing...and your frames are darling...enjoyed my first visit here and will certainly be back...Keeping your husband in our prayers for sure. Keep up the good work! xoxo~Kathy @ Sweet Up-North Mornings....Stop over anytime!!!

Joy said...

It turned out awesome. Love the color and the hardware and what a bargain too.

Jennifer said...

I JUST LOVE your hutch and desk. It is beautiful. I recently found your blog, and I just love it.

Rhonda said...

Love your desk makeover! Fabulous! Where in AR is a Michaels??? I'm in NWA and would love to know! Thanks

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