Remember my coffee table journey?
Well, I can’t quite beat that story, but my computer desk journey comes close. When we were first married, we started off with my old computer desk. I don’t have a pic of it, but it wasn’t my style. So we sold it on Craig’s List and bought another one off of Craig’s list, making a little bit of money:
(excuse the mess)
I’m embarrassed to say this, but the reason that I bought the above desk was that after we found it on Craig’s List and went to the guy’s house to look at it, I couldn’t say “no”. That’s right. It was one of my first purchases off Craig’s List, and I couldn’t say that I didn’t like it in front of the owner. So I bought it. (Since then, I’ve learned my lesson and can definitely say “no”)
I didn’t like the style, I didn’t like the color of the wood, and it was too small. So, unbeknownst to Josh, I started scheming how to get rid of it. A while later, we stumbled upon this old office desk and bought it.
(excuse the mess, haha)
It was beat up, faded, ugly, but large. So I sold my other desk (for a profit) and went to work on the new one. I painted the top an antique white and then applied a counter-top product to give it a tough finish. I then spray painted the legs a colonial red. Ta-da!
Lots of room for both Josh and me, and it has held up quite well for many months.
And now I have to paint the hutch on the left the same antique white to match the desk and the file cabinet on the right.