Friday, July 29, 2011

Anthropologie Inspired Desk




I was inspired by this beautiful Flamenco Shower Curtain by Anthropologie.


Can you believe I got this awesome desk off of craigslist for FREE! 
I painted the desk with some Behr sample colors from Home Depot. 
I used Pear, Fairway Mist, Reef Green, & Majestic Mint.
I put on a clear coat of clear wax to seal. 


My little birdie got a fresh white makeover with white high gloss spray paint.
I also used this on the drawer pulls.


Never in a million years could i get my 3yr and 2yr old
to pose like this for "real" shot of them.  As I was snapping pics of the
desk  Lola crawled over and was touching my freshly painted bird.
After all that I forgot to put my cute little bird in the first
 few pics.  Em is soo much better at staging than I am.
This is really all I had to work with. 
The desk is very solid and HEAVY,
so I couldn't move it anywhere else myself.
Of course the coloring was more true
 in the pics without the bird.  I had to repaint the bird.
After all that the sun was shining and, the best pic I had was with the kids.
Don't look to close.  I had to photo shoot them out of the best pic!
  Happy FRIDAY!!




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44 comments:

  1. Sisters it's beautiful and so on cue with the gradiant color way, love how you got it free. I honestly can't believe the things people will give away, I scour Freecycle every day and sometimes you hit gold. Nice work (and the kids are cute too).

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  2. The Desk, & the kids, are adorable! That was a major SCORE. Deb

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  3. We obviously were on the same wavelength this week! I finished a dresser that is very similar!

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  4. Wow!! you knocked that one out of the park...
    Great Transformation!!!

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  5. great job! good use of colors!

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  6. this desk is simply fantastic! saw your project on tatertods and jello :)

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  7. so pretty! I love that you took your inpriration for something hard from something soft- I think it's tought for people to visualize that transition sometimes, but YOU NAILED IT!

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  8. Is there anything you can't do?? this is seriously amazing...I may never look at a pretty shower curtain the same again:)

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  9. Love this!! It makes me want to try it.... so fun!!

    Julie

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  10. OMG!!! SO in love!! Totally awesome! =D

    -Andrea
    bluelacehouse.blogspot.com

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  11. found you through tatertots and jello

    fabulous! glad you got a good pic of your kids, too..

    I am amazed at the transformation you made!
    any suggestions on this piece?

    http://chocolateshoesandcoffee.blogspot.com/2011/07/repurposing-your-vote-on-color.html

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  12. Amazing! I love love love all the colors together!

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  13. your desk redo is simply wonderful. a room focal point for certain. And how cute are your two little ones in that cubby beneath? Reminds me of the famous Jon Jon photo in the oval office. How sweet :)

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  14. OmiGOSH...love it love it LOVE it!!!

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  15. I LOVE LOVE LOVE this desk! Really! Great job in drawing inspiration from something and making it work. I hope I can "steal" your idea. I don't often outright steal inspiration from others, but this is just too good!

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  16. Love this! I'm gonna have to pin this one. Thanks for sharing it with us!

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  17. I have linked up for your Sister Sunday Party a few times & recently became a follower. I was so surpised to see your location as Wichita, KS. I live close to there. It's a small world! I love this desk makeover!!

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  18. Love this desk! and that shower curtain is just to die for. Nice work!

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  19. This desk is absolutely awesome! I love the different colored drawers. What a great idea! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  20. It is beautiful. I love the colors.

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  21. oh i LOVE this!!!! how beautiful! i enjoy any anthro knock off :) great great job!!

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  22. This is so pretty & unique.

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  23. Very pretty, love the gradient color I am seeing lately and this looks soo beautiful!! It's official because I used to manage Home at our Anthro here ;) Happy to have found your blog!!

    {your latest fan},
    Michelle
    {www.ourwonderfilledlife.com}

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  24. that is adorable- i love the colors! i did a similar one with a white body, but i love the color you used- it's so happy!

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  25. Gosh you just really put out some fabulous pieces of work! What a great inspiration you found and pulled it off perfectly. I'm a big chicken so I wouldn't have dared try it for fear of having to strip it down and start over if it turned out ugly LOL! I hope you will show this off at my VIP party today! http://designergarden.blogspot.com/2011/08/vip-party-22.html

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  26. great desk ladies love the color, very cheerful:)

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  27. Wow, wow, wow! That is absolutely stunning!

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  28. Love it! I featured you at my Hookin Up with HoH party this week! Congrats.

    Feel free to stop by and grab a button if you'd like.

    xoxo

    Allison @ House of Hepworths

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  29. Oh I love the colors and I can't believe you got the desk for free, it's so cool!
    liZ
    (simplesimonandco)

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  30. Here from Today's Creative blog! LOVE this desk.

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  31. Found you via DecorHacks. Love this! I featured in my post on Ombre today (provided links back to you here, as well as DH)

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  32. Inspired colour choices which make all the difference!

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  33. That's beautiful! Did you have to sand/prime it first and how much did supplies end up costing?

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  34. SO pretty!! Would LOVE it if you would link these up at my turquoise lovin' party going on right now!! http://www.sweetlittlegals.com/2011/11/turquoise-lovin-13.html

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  35. I really love how a SHOWER CURTAIN inspired this lovely desk! :)

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  36. I just spent a crazy amount of time trying to pin this idea to my pinterest board... fail. Is it possible to pin this from my iPhone? I'm dying to show some friends! Oh, and I know someone else asked, but did you sand it first? It's AMAZING! Thanks for sharing it with everyone?

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  37. Adorable!!! I featured it on my blog: http://acreativecookie.blogspot.com/2012/03/five-things-friday-3-ombre.html

    Thanks!

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  38. I love the dresser! I see that you were missing two drawer pulls in the before picture. Did you already have those pulls or did you buy them, if so where? I have been trying to find them. Thank you!

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