Saturday, December 11, 2010

Reverb 10 - Prompt #6

December 6 – Make. What was the last thing you made? What materials did you use? Is there something you want to make, but you need to clear some time for it? (Author: Gretchen Rubin)

I'm actually thankful for this Reverb 10 prompt because I have been wanting to share this something I "made" with you for quite some time.  It's amazing how some things get away from me.

Remember when I told you about some home improvement/reclaiming my space projects I was doing here and here?  Well, one of the projects was completely DIY'ing a desk makeover!

I bought a plain desk (which was originally a dresser) off Craigslist.com.


Then, I sanded it down....and by I, I do mean me.


Next, Little Sister Chicken Wing and I painted the body and drawers with enamel semi-gloss black paint from Lowe's, all while jamming out to a killer playlist on her MacBook.



Then, after letting it all dry, hitting it up with a second coat, and letting that dry, I had to wait on my new hardware, which I purchased from an amazing company that was perfect for my budget.




Then, I installed the hardware.



Finally, I had a beautiful, completely transformed work of art to aid me in my home office endeavors!  It truly was a labor of love, and my first "major" DIY project, but I absolutely loved it.  Not only did I get to stretch my creative muscle, but I also got to teach Little Sister Chicken Wing a valuable lesson - men are great to have around, but you don't need them for every little thing.  Sisters are doing it for themselves!



As far as what I would like to make but haven't had time to create, I would love to handcraft gifts for people and I would love to make this ruffle wreath at some point in my life.  Let's face it - it's gorgeous and ruffly, and I love it!

Until next time,

3 comments:

Sara said...

Cute! I remember the days when I used to have time to do creative projects like that lol. I create them all the time in my head but just can't seem to find the time to do it. What a bummer. You did a great job :)

Linda Hall said...

I'm impressed! And if you like that wreath, you are going to have a fit over our fabric flower bouquet, bouts and mother's tears of joy wristlets that we are doing for our 1/2/11 wedding.

Chicken Wing said...

@Sara: Aww, thanks! I bet it is hard for you with those precious boys keeping you crazy busy! LOL! There's never enough time for projects - that wreath might not get done in 2011! LOL!

@Linda: Thank you so much! I pretty much have a fit over EVERYTHING you ladies do, so I can't wait to see the fabric creations for that wedding! Sign me up to drool over them! :)

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