Friday, January 27, 2012
Shabby French Desk Redo
I had the lovely library table that I knew had such potential.
But, I wanted to make it look more shabby and hide the wires that come along with all electronic devices. Not to mention, do something with that cat!
And, I wanted to be frugal about it.
So, I thought, and thought.
First, I sponged areas of the desk with black, creme, and grey paints. I did a freehand diamond pattern to give the carved work some added dimension.
Then, a miracle happened!
One day, while thrifting, I found this bedskirt....
and knew I could use it to make a skirt for me desk and chair. So, I (who does not now how to sew)...fired up the sewing machine. It took me three hours to learn how to thread it. But, I did!
After I hemmed the fabric, I used clips to clip it up to thumbtacks I placed at strategic locations.
I then found a chairpad in a shabby red rose print. I added the leftover bedskirt fabric to it to make a shabby skirt.
So, there you have it!
I did all for $9.97 ($4.00 for the bedskirt, $2.97 for three bottles of craft paint, and $4.00 for the curtain hooks).
And, here it is:
As for my Bible verse, I found the frame at Michaels for $.50. I played with fonts on my computer and typed out the verse that God uses to keep me on track. It's so adorable, isnt it?
So, there you have it! Now, to keep the kiddies and kitties away from it : )