The Cozy Red Cottage: Pretty and Pink

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Pretty and Pink

Before: In school about 4 years ago our neighbors were moving and they asked us if we wanted this desk. Of course we said yes because I just broke our cheap walmart desk. It has served as our computer desk ever since. A month ago we bought a computer desk and weren't sure what to do with this. After weeks of thinking I finally decided on a Dresser for Olivia (she doesn't' have one). After: Isn't it cute! I need some handles still but the ribbon is working out for now. Here's what I did:
I got the help of two adorable girls to help me clean it.Pulled all of the handles off and tossed (they were gross and a few were broken)
Sanded and primed.
Added about 3 coats of spray painttied ribbon to create temporary handles (The wide ones are cute but the two little ones look kind of funny)hemmed three sides of 1/2 yard Amy Butler fabric and stapled the raw edge to the underside of the desk.Decorated. Behind the fabric I am hidding a basket with extra hats, blankets, bibs, etc.





25 comments:

  1. This is adorable!! You did a great job!! I have a similar old peice of furniture that could use some repurposing! I hope mine turns out as great as yours!

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  2. First of all... you have to have 2 of the cutest helpers!! It turned out adorable! I love the fabric skirt you added... great idea!

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  3. WOW what a great job! I love the pink pink pink! And the fabic is beautiful too! Your two little girls are so cute!

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  4. How adorable is that? It looks fit for a princess.

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  5. What a cute piece for a girls room. It really turned out cute. I bet she loved helping too. :-)

    Thank you for stopping by junkblossoms. We hope you'll come back. Pat

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  6. Your kids must feel so proud to have helped you make something so pretty!

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  7. awww, that is so cute! great job.
    thanks for visting my blog and leaving a comment on the dresser/bench.
    gail

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  8. I like the ribbons! I'd totally leave them! Could you make some huge knots on the smaller ones. Would that look stupid? I don't know- It came to mind, could look cute! :) I love ribbons on dressers.. L-O-V-E it.

    Thanks for linking up!

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  9. Pretty in pink. Great job. I like how you put fabric to hide stuff behind it. Way to find some space to store stuff.

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  10. ♥ it! And the funny thing is, the post that I linked up to Rachelle's is pretty similar, lol.

    Love that fabric you used!

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  11. Olivia must be so proud of her new desk/dresser!! Great color also!
    Sandy
    http://thewondersofdoing.blogspot.com/2010/02/seasons-are-changing-thank-you.html

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  12. It looks incredible! I think pink can be a tricky color sometimes, finding the right shade. You NAILED it!! Great job!

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  13. I've always stared at that pink spray paint and thought how fun it would be to actually use that color - I guess I need a little girl!

    Your helpers are too cute. :)

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  14. That is so cute!! Thanks for the inspiration. We have an old child's desk sitting in our storage room. I'm going to paint it for my son's room.

    If you have a chance, stop by my blog because I'm hosting a giveaway for a pair of adorable pink picture frames.

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  15. Pink is an awesome color. I wouldn't have ever thought to transform a desk to a dresser! Great idea! And great job!

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  16. Oh how I love kids furniture. I redid a desk for my son in navy. You can see it here:

    http://themagicbrushinc.blogspot.com/2009/06/priceless.html

    I love that you did pink! Great job!

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  17. Oh that is precious! Love what you did with the piece. Great job :)

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  18. just found ur blog. this came out great!

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  19. That looks great Crystal! What a fun color too

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  20. I'm a little behind on my blog reading, but I love your dresser. From the picture, the little ribbons actually look like handles and don't look weird. But they probably look different in person.

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  21. So pretty! And I love the fabric you used too. It turned out great!

    Thanks for linking it up to my party!!!

    XOXO
    Jen

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  22. Very cute! Gotta love it when you "find" something useful in your own house.

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  23. Precious! I love the color and fabric. I love giving new life to old pieces and using them differently around the house. Great job:)

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