The Bass Ackwards Desk: Getting it right the second time

Hey, I’ve been feature again!  Yay!  They like me.  They really like me…..well….they like my Guest Bedroom, anyway.  Head over to The Power of Paint and Mod Vintage Life to check it out!  Thank you Maryann & Nita for featuring me,  my bedroom.

I’ve been bustin’ buns over here trying to get ready for my next show at The Vintage Whites Market in Somers, MT. This week, I’ll be posting some of the finished products that I’ll be taking to the market.

First up, this little yellow wicker desk.  At first I just put new glass knobs on it and thought I could sell it as is.  No go.

Kind of a sad top, eh?

Then I decided to spruce her up a bit and realized that the drawer was inadvertently put in her backside!  Yikes!!  How embarrassing!  I hate it when my drawers are in my backside.  On the other hand, this is one of the easiest furniture fixes I’ve ever run across.  Then I ripped off (okay, truth time…it fell off!) that pressed board top and found beautiful wood underneath!

I sanded that baby up and slapped on several coats of spray poly.  Then I cut about an inch and a half off her legs!  Ouch!  She needed some new feet, but those legs were kinda rotten and had to go in order to give me something to screw her new feet into.  That also meant the lower shelf had to go, too.  Which I was pretty much okay with ‘cuz how are ya gonna cozy up to a desk in your chair, if you can’t get under it?   Too awkward.

Look at that shiny new top!  I love that she’s sweetly beautiful, but rough around the edges at the same time.   Just.   Like.   Me.   Uh-huh.

Nice pedicure, right?!!

I also took the wood from the bottom shelf, cut it down and nailed it on the back so no one would ever mistake her backside for her front again!  I do my best to keep my furniture from public humiliation.

Bye from the bungalow,

Jean

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Comments

  1. Very nice, Jean! It looks great without that bottom shelf {which looked like an afterthought anyway}. Love the feet you added. This is going to make a lovely desk in someone’s home.

  2. This is a fantastic piece! What a transformation, I love it!
    Debbie

  3. Super cute post!
    Liz

    • Thank you, Thelma. I actually got really stalled on this piece because I was “afraid” to cut the legs off, but I was thrilled with the end result. I won’t be so timid next time!

    • Oops! Wrong reply! Thanks, Liz!

  4. It bewilders my mind that you thought to cut off the legs and put new feet on it! I love it. I have seen so many re-dos that come up short ……I LOVE this! You do great work. I wish I lived closer.

    • Thank you, Thelma. I actually got really stalled on this piece because I was “afraid” to cut the legs off, but I was thrilled with the end result. I won’t be so timid next time!

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