Thursday, February 26, 2009

From drab to fab

We were very lucky to receive a ton of hand-me-down furniture when we got married. Some of these things looked awesome with the finishes they came with, others were a little dated and boring. So I've been a-painting and I'm thrilled with how things are turning out.

Here is my little sister's desk that I still use. It was fine but nothing special:

Then I got my hands on it

And now it is AWESOME!


Thank you ever so much Anthropologie for providing me with these fabulous vintage looking knobs. I am in love.

It shouts "Courtney!" doesn't it?
When we move I'll be putting a painted vintage mirror above it and make it into a fantastic vanity. I'm still deciding on a fabric to recover the chair cushion with. I'll post pictures of the finished trio.

16 comments:

lori and clark remington said...

I LOVE YOUR DESK..it is so my taste also! What a good job! You are so talented! I am going to Anthropologie and look for knobs for Cailey desk..it's a cute white desk, but boring knobs...maybe I'll post it if I turn it into something special!
Thanks!

Dave and Nat said...

So cute! I love repainting old furniture I think it's better than buying new cause you know that it's because of you that it looks so good :)

ecuakim said...

DARLING. LOVE IT.

Melody and Nathan Pellegrin said...

That is so so cute! You are so inspired!

Julie and Tyson said...

Love it! Tyson and I love making over furniture too! And Tyson likes to build it. Kind of crazy...But I'm not sure if I ever thanked you for your running schedule! So THANK YOU! I really like it and I would love to do a long run on one Saturday in the near future. But first I need to get into better shape!

Rach said...

That looks SO AWESOME! Will you do a tutorial or tips on how you got it to look so cool? Wow!

Angie said...

Very fabulous! Love the knobs!! Good job!

Missy said...

Great job! I love those handles, they look so chic :)

Chris and Mari Spiker said...

Great work!! Looks so cute! & gotta love Anthro, they always have the best stuff!

Jessica and Jason said...

Wow! Jason and I are so impressed! It looks amazing. We have a TON of hand-me-down furniture for our future house and are looking forward to sprucing them up as well.

the organic kitchen said...

I love it! When Lindsay moves out she is inheriting the boys white dressers and now she knows just what to do!

Brittany and Johnse Davis said...

what a great idea! so cute!! I have redone alot of "hand-me-down" furniture too! it adds life back into them! U said when u move u are adding a mirror....where r u moving?

Jami said...

Omg Courtney I love it!!! I love that green and the knobs! Anthro has the best knobs for everything!

CASEY & NICOLE said...

I love it Court! You are so talented!

Jenny said...

That is the cutest desk Courtney! I love it! You are so talented!!

Jenny said...

That is SO cute! I love it. You are awesome Courtney!