Desk Makeover and a New Rug

This past summer I got this great executive desk from a company selling some furniture pieces.   It was just an oak desk & I planned on painting it. It took me some time to actually tackle the job, but since my goal is to be finished with my craft room, I finally whipped out the old paint brush {not really, I bought new black paint & I used a roller}  and it makes such a difference in my craft room!
I LOVE it!
This is what it looked like before:
I like the NEW desk much better, don't you?
and speaking of new . . .
 . . .this gorgeous rug is new too.  A few months back, I designed a logo for a church. I was so excited to have a little extra cash and decided that I would spoil myself with a rug for this room.  I've been dreaming of a new rug for like FOREVER! Maybe 70 years or so...  ;) {totally kidding... I'm not that old.} I was thrilled when I saw this baby at Costco.  It's a 7.5ft. x 10ft. Indoor/Outdoor Rug at a GREAT price! Isn't it pretty?
Check out the before & after side by sides of this desk re-do:
I actually started painting the desk an off white color, changed my mind in the middle of it and chose to go with black instead, so I started over. Paint is so great like that! if you don't like it, you can simply paint over it.

I'm excited about my desk, excited about the fact that my craft room is almost complete & excited to share with you, the best blogging friends ever, my completed craft room. So stay tuned, the reveal is soon to come.

I am also excited to see your craft supply organization and your paint makeovers. So link them up, right here...


  1. This looks great Danita. I am trying to psych myself up to paint our guest room furniture for our son's big boy room. Not sure if I want to get into it or not.

  2. I love it! I think it looks so much nicer black and I love that rug. The whole space looks beautiful :)


  3. The rug and the desk are perfect together!

  4. wow! I love it! i really like the black color of the desk. i would've maybe considered not painting the top and staining it a darker color, but i love the two toned look like that. :)

    and that rug is fabulous! i'm stopping by costco on my way home tonight, and now i think i might have to pay more attention to their rugs!!

  5. I think the black was a very good call. Looks great.

  6. ooh i love that desk with the rug! Looks like a very inspiring craft room:)

  7. ...it looks grate...

    greetings from Berlin

  8. That desk looks amazing! I'm not so crafty and don't have much of it to organize! Your is amazing!

    I'm nominating you for an award, I hope you will accept it. Stop by my blog and pick it up www.organizingmadefun.blogspot.com

    Becky B.
    Organizing Made Fun

  9. I am your newest follower and just linked up. You desk looks great! I love the black paint. It makes me wish I would have painted my cabinet black intead of staining it.

    I can't wait to see the finished room!

  10. I am SO jealous! I want all of this! The whole room! FABULOUS job!
    Thanks for linking up to Making It With Allie! I can't wait to see what you have for next week!

  11. The new look is awesome! Also love your rug:)

    I wanted to let you know I gave you a blog award on my blog: http://ajcrazies.blogspot.com/2011/02/blog-awards.html. Go check it out!

  12. Wow! That looks amazing. I love that rug! You did a fantastic job :)

  13. I love it! I was thinking about doing the off white antique look in my kitchen but wanted to try it on another project first to see if I liked it! I love how you just went with it! Looks great.

  14. That looks awesome. omg I can't wait to see your craft room... get ready Good Housekeeping!
    thanks so much for linking up to my Organizing Mission Monday link party.
    I am going to have to go looking for a craft room link to link up to yours.

  15. The desk looks sooooo nice and the rug goes perfectly with the "new" desk! Two questions for you: did you sand the desk or do anything else to prep it prior to painting? And what type of paint did you use on that wood? I want to paint some old furniture and don't want to mess it up!
    Thanks for sharing!

  16. Yes I did sand the desk before I began painting it and I used a Dutch Boy Semi-Gloss Interior Acrylic Latex Paint.

  17. May I ask what color the paint for the desk is? I just got a "new" desk from a friend and LOVE the way this one looks! Thanks!

  18. Hey DaNita - I'm going to be featuring you again! lol Tomorrow. I do have a "Proud To Be Featured On Organizing Mission Monday" link button. I'll have the link in the post.

  19. The color of the paint is just black. I didn't find any specific color on the can.


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