I got this desk from the free section of my local Craigslist. It had a cute shape, but wasn’t winning any prizes for quality. I think it’s made of masonite. The top is pressboard with a laminate top.
Because I didn’t have any initial monetary investment in the piece, I felt liberated to go a little bit wild with it. I got some fabric for $1.50 a yard at Joann’s last week when they had 50% off their red tag clearance fabrics, which gave me the color inspiration: Apple Green! I sprayed the original hardware cream, and decided to do a dark green chalkboard top for the desk, inspired by this little beaut by Miss Mustard Seed.
That chair looking familiar? It should. It’s from the same set as the chair for the studded desk I completed not long ago. (Thanks again, Valerie!!) It’s his funky twin! 😛 To do the wavy edge on the chalkboard top, I just cut some painter’s tape with scissors down the middle and taped it up like so: So… Traditional? … or Funky?
This project is competing in the Roadkill Rescue Challenge over at The CSI Challenge!
Also linking to: The DIY Showoff, Domestically Speaking, Bobby Pins Boardwalk, My Backyard Eden, The Shabby Chic Cottage, Brambleberry Cottage, Miss Mustard Seed, The Shabby Nest, Funky Junk Interiors
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