Sunday, November 7, 2010

White desk with Chalkboard top


How is the time change treating you all?

I keep hearing rumors of people getting an extra hour of sleep last night...that only works when your kids internal clock doesn't automatically go off at the EXACT same time everyday, no matter what time they go to bed or if the time changes.

Maybe when they go to college I will be able to sleep in past 6:00 aka now 5:00.

A girl can dream can't she?

Now I want to show you what I worked on while not getting more sleep.

Remember this desk?



I love her lines!

I went the heirloom white route, got some black handles, and painted the top with chalkboard paint!

I LOVE her!


I think she could even be a little vanity.


Even the back is pretty!


Some herringbone never hurt anyone.


If you are like me and you can't find any paper...you can just write right on the desk!




I am posting to these parties.

50 comments:

Ashley @ A {Blonde's} DIY Life said...

looks cute! I did this with a side table in my living room! I love chalkboard paint!

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

that looks beautiful, katie! love the hardware, too! and i am a huge fan of chalboard paint. :)

Marie@PoutyPinkPrincess said...

LOVE this!! Especially the cute lining paper!

Chrissie said...

I love your desk! I did one similar not long ago.The chalkboard top is great, I also like the way you lined the drawers~

mle said...

Oh! I think you did a great job on the desk!! Love the hardware you picked out & a chalkboard top is genius : )

Kim @ Second Time Furniture said...

That is one gorgeous desk!

Handbags*N*Pigtails said...

I LOVE this desk! I'll be scoping one out on Craigs now, thank you:)

Christa @ Stories of a House said...

Oh, this is so beautiful, Katie! You're right, the back is even pretty. I love the black knobs against the white. You are really doing a lot of projects lately!

Christa

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

I love it!

Holly Do. said...

I'm so with you on the time change thing...loved it when I didn't have kids but now I just have to get up earlier!!! Anyways...Love the desk, looks amazing!

Judy said...

Beautiful job. Great idea with the chalkboard paint. Found you at a link party.

Lori @ Projects Plenty said...

What a great job... the desk looks amazing. I like your choice of hardware, too. Visiting from Stories of a House.

sarah said...

wow, great job! I've been hunting for a small desk too

Cassi said...

I might have to add the chalkboard paint to the top of my daughter's desk. I love this.

The DIY Show Off said...

Hi Katie!

Thanks for sharing in the DIY Project Parade - it's beautiful! What a gorgeous desk and I love the chalkboard top. And the hardware. And inside the drawers! lol It's beautiful! Great job!

Have a great week!

Roeshel

Rene' said...

I love all the details you added to this desk!! So cute!

Cristie said...

The desk looks really great! Love the color and the new pulls you used.

Cristie said...

The desk looks really great! Love the color and the new pulls you used.

rebekah said...

love this! and the chalkboard top! i love chubby chic things! i think the lining is called houndstooth & it is my fave!

One Shabby Old House said...

Love it love it love it!

DWYHomemaking said...

This is amazing!!! I heart chalkboard paint and the drawers are amazing!

Michaela said...

This is GENIUS! You are so talented. Never thought of this idea before, and now I can't believe I've never seen it done! Love it (:

Becky said...

Oh, this is such a great idea. It is making me think about where I'm going to do a chalkboard - on which piece of furniture!

BTW, I am SO in agreement about the extra hour of sleep! My kids are 11 and 6 1/2 and are waking up at the crack of dawn! Crazy!

Becky B.
www.organizingmadefun.blogspot.com

jen @ {decor junkie} said...

Looks great! That is such a beautiful piece!

kathie said...

I love it! The contrast between the white & the chalkboard paint is fabulous, and what an amazing way to make a desk more functional :)

Angie @ The Country Chic Cottage said...

Wow that desk is AMAZING!!! Off to enter your giveaway!! :)

DANA said...

That is awesome! I would love for you to come link that in my Strut Your Stuff Party! http://danajeanward.blogspot.com/2010/11/strut-your-stuff-party.html

Creative Decor by Brooke said...

I love her too. That turned out just beautiful.
Brooke

Suzanne@thriftstoredecorjunky said...

How gorgeous is that! Love the chalkboard top. I want to do that with mine, now!

Stephanie said...

I love this desk! And the houndstooth adds great detail and character to the piece!

Kristen @ ladybug-blessings.com said...

oh this is such a good idea! I want to make one of these!! If you have a chance come link up next week at Ladybug Blessings Handmade Tuesdays! www.ladybug-blessings.com

Korrie@RedHenHome said...

So cute! I have done this with a couple of desks, and I don't think I will ever get tired of it!

FrenchCountry said...

You gave me the greatest idea! Thank you! My daughter has a similar desk but I've painted the top white too. Of course she draws and writes on it, so it looks pretty shabby. that's the coolest thing, I will paint it black this weekend! She'll be able to draw and write over and over again! Ha! Merci!
Claudia from FrenchCountry

Jamie said...

This is so beautiful. I think I know what my first project will be after our move. Following you from Frugalicious Friday.http://diyhshp.blogspot.com/

Suzanne@Meridian Road said...

Gorgeous! I love the black and white~and chalkboard paint! It looks great. The hounds tooth in the drawers is just the right finishing touch.

megan said...

I've been wanting to do this to a little table that my daughter uses for coloring. This turned out beautiful and has motivated me to start on my table!

Condo Blues said...

I love chalkboard paint projects. Once you open that little can of magic, it's highly addictive!

Maryann @ Domestically-Speaking said...

Such a fun idea! Thanks for sharing at the PoPP. I'm putting your desk in the Spotlight this weekend.

Funky Junk Interiors said...

Ohhh.. nice choices! That's a great looking piece! The white against black is totally stunning. That will be a riot to draw on. :)

Donna
http://funkyjunkinteriors.blogspot.com/

Jenny said...

This is amazing!!

Amy H. said...

Thanks for inspiring my to get on making over my craft desk!

Angela said...

Great idea. My kids LOVE chalkboard paint. We've created two spaces, inside the pantry door and in a hallway. They are entertained there for hours and the best part is they play school and "teach" each other math, spelling, etc. GREAT STUFF! So many uses. On the sleep thing, it does get better. I have twins who are 22 months younger than my oldest. None were EVER sleepers or nappers. I spent years wondering when I would get some sleep, or, even better, have some time to myself in the early a.m. Didn't matter how early I got up, they were either already awake or trailed me by just a few minutes. At 11, 11 & 13 it's much better. In fact, at 8:41 a.m. CT, one is still sleeping. Enjoy, it goes fast.

Love of the Sea said...

I love this desk. I am wondering if you painted this with a brush? I will go back on your blog and see if you show how you did this desk. Anyway - the chalkboard idea is a great one!!

Anna @ Take the Side Street said...

This is such a great desk! If only the feeling of chalkboards didn't make my skin crawl ;)

Sawdust and Paperscraps said...

That desk looks so good. Love the new hardware. And chalkboard paint for the top! Genius!!!

AllieMakes! said...

I love this! What a fabulous idea! It turned out gorgeous!
You should come link this up to my weekly Thursday Making It With Allie Link Party! I think it would make a Fabulous addition!
AllieMakes.Blogspot.com

clustres said...

Beautiful desk! I thought I had painted everything I could with chalkboard paint, but not a desk!
Good idea!
Pam

Sheri said...

This desk is lovely! I am your newest follower. Check me out at http://designingdreams-sheri.blogspot.com

Susan @ Entertain Exchange said...

I love painted furniture - this turned out really great!

Susan,
http://entertainexchange.blogspot.com/
Party and Entertaining Inspiration

Kim @ This Belle Rocks said...

I love it! She could definitely be a vanity. I'm just here checking out Shanty 2 Chic's "I Made It Without My Husband" links :)