Goodwill desk transformed | How About Orange

October 13, 2008

Goodwill desk transformed

Caroline Amusement Park-ized this thrift store desk! See her blog post for the before and after shots plus more about Quilt Market, where this guy will be on display.

And she even wrote us a tutorial on how to make those fabric covered knobs. Click here to learn how to make your own.

31 comments:

farmgirlinnewmex said...

Geez, that's gorgeous! and inspiring...humm maybe for my new workshop

The Jen said...

Very fun! I am quite a sucker for orange, though, too. ~jen~

Grandma G said...

I love it! I think what she's done with it is absolutely fantastic!!

Claire said...

Wow, that's wonderful. It takes a lot of imagination to see something that fresh in a desk that used to look so ordinary.

caraandco said...

Wow - what an amazing desk. The colours are so zingy, very inspirational!

lizness said...

This is awesome...how could one not be happy sitting at a desk like this?

The Lil Bee said...

This is awesome.

Just say Julie said...

Oh the possibilities! I just have a boring fake wood and metal desk in my classroom. Wish I could talk the principal into letting me do that :)

Megan said...

those fabric covered knobs are fantastic! and the color pattern makes me smile :)

Larissa Holland said...

Is Caroline a robot? she's amazing.

Lindsay said...

WHAT?? That is too cool!!

all over the map said...

gah! Caroline is brilliant. i always look at the ugly ducklings in the thrift shop and see potential. your bright fabric added the magic touch. what a fun and happy desk to sit at.

Tamera said...

wow! thats majestic!

Cindy said...

That is TOO cool. Now I finally know what to do with the plain white chest of drawers in my bedroom!

Chelsea said...

Wow, Thats super, super awesome.

aksarbenlove said...

That desk looks awesome. I have always wanted to do something like that, but I don't really have room for a desk.

Also, I tagged you on my blog. Go check it out! www.aksarbenlove.com

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kristal

NJTomboy said...

Oh how fun!

Debra said...

That's a great looking desk!! Thanks for sharing the link.

Andrea Hoover said...

I love this! Thanks for sharing - I'm just starting a little furniture redo for my daughter's new room, so the timing was perfect!

Andrea

foobella said...

LOVE it. Love your fabrics. Love what she did with them. Love the desk.

Laura said...

I have a vanity that I need to redo and just when I thought I knew how I was going to do it, this gets thrown at me making me rethink the entire thing!

I love it!

Jess said...

Larissa, I believe Caroline is an android, yes.

Condo Blues said...

What a cool looking desk. But let's be honest, it's the kicky orange fabric that makes it :)

Pfeiffer Photos said...

Hot pink and orange...you can't go wrong. How cheery!

xin said...

great transformation! Always enjoyed a good before and after post. Thanks.

dottyspots said...

*sigh* it's wonderful. Dh has promised to build an outhouse for me to move my things into (it'll have to double up as a 'school room' and I'm so looking forward to all the decorating, I'll have much more freedom to do so in there than in the main house and this sort of thing is really inspirational :0)

Jess said...

Yeah, I often wish I had a second apartment I could decorate all crazy, so I wouldn't have to live in it, but I could visit it for fun. Have a good time in your outhouse.

Bird * said...

i LOVE this! thanks for the great idea...

Linda said...

that's so awesome, i love the pattern on top

Olivia Carter said...

Ooo... I love it- in a funky office for me? Someday!

Emily G. said...

love this project! I printed it and added it permanently to my inspiration file! THanks !

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