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Diy, thrifty home decor decorating ideas on a budget. Painting furniture, stenciling projects. Turning trash to treasure.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Coming out of the closet, the second time around!

Pardon my absence the last few days out here in blog land.  
I have been on a mission to clean out some closets.  I have a  LARGE donation waiting at the door if anyone is interested! 
Actually someone is coming on Wednesday and I am happy to help. 
 So while I was at it, I decided to revamp our little TV room office....

You may recall this from long ago...

Desk was originally Oak, then I painted it black...

Today I hauled it out of there...

I mixed Old white and Provence blue Annie Sloan Chalk paint, to create a lighter shade of blue...

I added these knobs that I removed from a nightstand that I now put in the closet.

What would a Debbiedoo's project be without a little stenciling?

This shot I used the flash, as this room gets little light, and I wanted you to be able to see the color...

I heavily distressed it, so not only the black peeked through, so did the original Oak..

I like it!

Now we can look out the window instead of a wall.

And did I mention, I have two CLEAN closets! YAY!!~

Mom you actually will have room in the guestroom closet for all your clothes and more!
NEWBIE party going On 
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Blogger Katie @ Wildwood Creek said...

Love the color and distressing of the desk!

September 6, 2011 at 6:40 PM  
Blogger Dawn said...

Great makeover of the desk. I have the same handles in green. I also have spent the last 2 days making a new desk and organizing my office. Great minds think alike. LOL

September 6, 2011 at 6:58 PM  
Blogger Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Love the paint and stenciling and it looks great in front of the window.

September 6, 2011 at 7:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

you just never stop! Just like the energizer bunny, looks great,,I like it better than black,,

September 6, 2011 at 7:06 PM  
Blogger Heather{Our Life In a Click} said...

Yay for clean closets and I love the desk and it's placement now!

September 6, 2011 at 7:12 PM  
Blogger Rebecca said...

What a difference! And OH...I'm so jealous of your clean-out closets.

September 6, 2011 at 7:20 PM  
Blogger DIYbyDesign said...

That looks great. The color on the desk looks awesome. Love when I can clean out closets. It always makes me feel so organized.

September 6, 2011 at 7:27 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Never thought about a desk in a cloet but love the changes & paint redo.

TY for your assist today. I wrote you another email

Have a beautiful eve ~

September 6, 2011 at 7:31 PM  
Blogger NanaDiana said...

Really cute- I love it when the layers of paint show through! And clean closets-something I need to work on! xo Diana

September 6, 2011 at 7:32 PM  
Blogger Gina said...

Oh it looks great! The color is wonderful.

September 6, 2011 at 7:34 PM  
Blogger Blondie's Journal said...

I love the way the colors turned out, Debbie!! You did a great job on the stencils, too!


September 6, 2011 at 7:43 PM  
Blogger Lori said...

Just perfect. Never throw away tables or chairs, you can never have enough! Great redo on this little babe.

September 6, 2011 at 7:47 PM  
Blogger Wendi @ Classic Chic Home said...

Looks great, Debbie, and I know it must feel good having your closets organized. Putting things in order is like therapy for me!

September 6, 2011 at 7:52 PM  
Blogger Donnie said...

I love a desk in front of a window. It makes you feel so much a part of a beautiful day and the great outdoors.

September 6, 2011 at 7:55 PM  
Blogger laxsupermom said...

Love it! You must live in your paint clothes! I'm hoping to get a couple of projects actually finished now that school is finally starting. Thanks for sharing.

September 6, 2011 at 8:09 PM  
Blogger mimis kitchen52 said...

I need some inspiration these days, as I have too much stuff! Thanks for the "kick."

September 6, 2011 at 8:13 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

I'm loving the new look of the desk, much more better and the new view! Priceless!

September 6, 2011 at 9:00 PM  
Blogger Sonny G said...

I like how you redo things and use them again in a great way. love that stencil..

September 6, 2011 at 9:19 PM  
Blogger Jemsmom said...

That looks beautiful!! Jemma went back to school today so I am going into the closets too! Ha! I go in the closets and you are coming out!! I crack myself up! That desk is fantastic!

September 6, 2011 at 9:36 PM  
Blogger Buttercup Bliss said...

Love the way you repainted the desk. It looks fabulous!! I think I am the only one who hasn't used the Chalk Paint. I need to find something to try it out on soon. I am inspired by all the great projects I have seen! :-)

September 6, 2011 at 9:39 PM  
Blogger xinex said...

That turned out really nice, Debbie...Christine

September 6, 2011 at 9:45 PM  
Blogger All That Glitters said...

yay for clean closets!

September 6, 2011 at 9:46 PM  
Blogger Ivy and Elephants said...

Love the table makeover, especially those sweet little knobs you added.
It looks just perfect in front of the window.

September 6, 2011 at 9:58 PM  
Blogger ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Love the makeover Debbie and it looks great in front of that pretty window! Closet cleaning is on my list too, now that the kids are back in school! Martina

September 6, 2011 at 9:59 PM  
Blogger Pam - @diy Design Fanatic said...

Looks great Debbie! Love the stencil, too!

September 6, 2011 at 10:59 PM  
Blogger Tatum @ Tatum's Take said...

What a difference!
And the window is much better lol.

September 6, 2011 at 11:14 PM  
Blogger Jen said...

I am in the midst of some cleaning projects too! I love the fabric you chose for your curtains :)

September 7, 2011 at 2:33 AM  
Blogger Farah said...

Cleaning job . And after that what a light feeling you have ahhhaaa... Your project is lovely Debb specially I love the colour you used for it so cool and refreshing... the makeover is great... very lovely
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September 7, 2011 at 3:19 AM  
Blogger Gail said...

Debbie that looks great! Love the color and it also looks great in front of the window.

Have a wonderful day,

September 7, 2011 at 7:18 AM  
Blogger Something Nice and Pretty said...

I love it in front of the window and you did a fine job on painting the knobs!

September 7, 2011 at 8:38 AM  
Blogger Norma said...

Debbie you have the neatest ideas!! I love the re-do of the desk and the color is awesome! Have a great day!!

September 7, 2011 at 9:08 AM  
Blogger Kris said...

Catchy title!!!! Love it!

September 7, 2011 at 10:28 AM  
Blogger Val said...

Debbie, it looks amazing! You did a wonderful job!

September 7, 2011 at 10:29 AM  
Blogger linda said...

oh i love love love it turned out awsome .It looks charming and now iam so thrilled to have a closet to put my things in not felling like a vagabond anymore i was starting to feel like a traveling irish gyspy.Now the ? is what new lamp did you put in your bedroom lol:)

September 7, 2011 at 10:35 AM  
Blogger At The Picket Fence said...

That looks fabulous Debbie and I love the knobs! :-)

September 7, 2011 at 10:36 AM  
Blogger Pinky at Designs by Pinky said...

Love the paiont, the stenciling and the desks new HOME:):) Looks terrific, Debbie! XO, Pinky

September 7, 2011 at 11:00 AM  
Blogger Dear Sweet Home said...

Lovely makeover ~ love the stencil:) I am cleaning out closets this week too - something about fall and back to school makes my organizing issues go into full gear!

September 7, 2011 at 11:08 AM  
Blogger Pam@OurAdventuresInHomeImprovement said...

It looks great Debbie! I love the paint, love the stencil and love the idea of having clean closets! :)

Great transformation!

September 7, 2011 at 12:03 PM  
Blogger linda said...

ps i love the knobs too:)

September 7, 2011 at 12:22 PM  
Blogger Kathy said...

Wow, very cool Debbie, just love those knobs too...I've been on a break too, but mine is packing up stuff to take home from the farmhouse and I only have 3 days left...taking most everything home since we only spend 2 weeks a year here..leaving all the roosters though!

September 7, 2011 at 12:42 PM  
Blogger Honey at 2805 said...

What a nice makeover with such cute little knobs! And congrats on clean closets--something I don't have.

Your title is catchy and you may get some extra traffic from it! A couple of weeks ago when I did a post of porch swings I entitle it "Swinging". Then I started to notice a referrel site showing up that I didn't recognize. It was an "alternative lifestyle" site!!

Which reminds me, my little geckos multiply like crazy & I have pictures of them (call me a voyeur)and they are so cute. I've thought about posting them with a title that included X-Rated pictures. Maybe that would be asking for it. (Sometimes I digress!)

September 7, 2011 at 12:50 PM  
Blogger Calypso In The Country said...

I love how the desk turned out...much better location too! I am tackling some closets this week too. Have a great day!

September 7, 2011 at 1:04 PM  
Blogger At The Picket Fence said...

The new color on the desk looks fabulous Debbie! You did a great job on it. Love it in front of the window!


September 7, 2011 at 1:53 PM  
Blogger Traci said...

I have a closet that needs cleaning out. Sadly, I've been saying that all summer. I'm thinking now that maybe it's a better cold weather project!!

September 7, 2011 at 4:13 PM  
Blogger Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal said...

I love the shade you created with the AS paint. I have got to get some! I'm waiting on the Pure White to come out. I'm not sure how different it will be from the old white. Does the Old White have a lot of yellow in it?

September 7, 2011 at 5:13 PM  
Blogger Betty said...

It looks awesome.

September 7, 2011 at 8:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Ditto on all the great comments about the desk re-do! The color turned out great and the desk in front of the window makes a nice vignette in the room.

I'm very drawn to the fabric in the drapes that now frames the desk. Did you make the drapes? If so, do you recall the name of the fabric / where purchased? If you purchased the drapes, details if you recall.


September 8, 2011 at 7:27 AM  
Blogger ~✽Mumsy✽~ said...

I might sound like a broken record, but Debbie, you're amazing at whatever you do. You should have your own TV show at HGTV!

I love the new look of your desk.

September 8, 2011 at 8:06 AM  
Blogger Barbara Rosenzweig said...

This looks fabulous! What a wonderful transformation!

September 8, 2011 at 11:12 AM  
Blogger reFresh reStyle said...

The desk looks great, don't you just love reworking things that you already have! And 2 clean closets! I wish I had one clean closet! LOL

September 8, 2011 at 6:11 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Lovely ideas for my home. Love it, thanks for sharing

September 8, 2011 at 11:29 PM  
Blogger Debbie said...

I absolutely LOVE what you did to the writing desk. It's wonderful. I like it just as much that you cleaned two closets. I'm all about the closet purge!

September 9, 2011 at 6:29 PM  

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