Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Desks

Can you beleive August has arrived?  Kiddos will be back in school very soon!  I thought you might enjoy this desk makeover. 


Handsome Husband is awfully handy!  Handy Handsome Husband!  These desks were actually Christmas gifts for Mr. Big Stuff and his sister, Chubby Fashionista.  Handy Handsome Husband usually makes at least one of their gifts. 


They were found in horrible condition.  Rotten, broken wood, chipped paint.  Ick!  ('Sorry, we did not take a "before" picture!)



Handy Handsome Husband removed all the wood. Then he used what was left of it for patterns and replaced all the wood.  Stained and painted, I think the desks look great!


I love the stain he chose!  Part of the wood had to be bent.  I really don't know how he does that.  'Good thing I married him!  He can build just about anything.  Like I said,  Handy and Handsome!  ;-) 



With one desk pink and one desk blue, it was time for gift giving! 


I think Mr. Big Stuff likes his! 

Thank you so much for stopping by our humble little blog!  ;-)  -Marci

23 comments:

  1. Oh, so lovely chairs! Such a fun furniture for the kids!

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  2. What cute little desks, how fun for your little ones!

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  3. So fun! My dad rescued a desk for me when I was little and I still treasure it (although now my kids use it)

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  4. Hi, Tara! How wonderful that your desk has been passed forward. Hopefully, these will be in the family a long time! -Marci

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  5. Cute, but practical, too! Wish my husband had mad skills like that!

    Distressed Donna Down Home

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  6. Thanks, Donna! They really enjoy their desks! -Marci

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  7. These are awesome and they will make wonderful keepsakes to pass on down!

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  8. Thank you, Pamela! That's kinda what we are hoping! Have a great weekend! -Marci

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  9. What a great find, and the redo looks great! I love old desks. I'm sure they'll get tons of use out of them this school year, too.

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    1. Thanks, Jen! We're hoping for a great school year! -Marci

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  10. Hi Marci-

    I am thrilled August has arrived. I adore back to school and fall...Your vintage desks are darling...I featured them this evening at Creative Juice.

    I'll also be pinning, facebooking, and tweeting this post as well. Thanks for sharing last week.

    Take care,
    Nicolette

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    1. Oh, Nicolette! I am so very honored! Thank you! -Marci

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  11. These are sooo stinking cute! I am sure you will get years of fun out of these!
    Thanks so much for sharing with the Pink Hippo Party!
    xoxo
    Amie @ Pinkapotamus

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    1. Hi, Amie! The kids love their desks! Thank you for visiting my blog! -Marci

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  12. Such cute little desks! I bet the kids are so enjoying them! Thanks for partying with us at Time to Sparkle Tuesday : )

    xoxo Liz

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  13. Cute! I'd love if you'd link up to The DIY'ers. http://homecomingmn.blogspot.com/2013/04/the-diyers-and-more-curtains.html

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  14. Love it! And don't they just love their school desks. :-)

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  15. Oh I really like this idea! We have an old desk and well it is kind of an eye sore. Now I want to paint it PINK! Thanks for sharing on We Made That!

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  16. Yep, that's talent. Have a great weekend. Linda

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  17. wonderful makeover project, he looks so proud of his new desk

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  18. How adorable, my friend. When I was younger I did school at one of these desks....such memories :)

    Thanks for sharing with Roses of Inspiration. Hugs!

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