Thursday, 13 October 2011

The Start to a Perfect Office Area

I am so excited that I have finally finished this project.  Like I said before this has been a thought process for about 6 months and the desk is finally done.



I am so happy with the finished product it is perfect for the space.

Before
Our office area is just at the bottom of the stairs when you enter the basement.  Before we had this large corner desk that took over and looked so messy all the time. 


Thanks to Ana White  I found the idea for the bottom base with a few tweaks to make it my own.  I found these banister rails at a local Habitat for Humanity store for $3.00 Each.  I made the main part of the top just out of a piece of left over plywood.  


I then framed out the top with 1x2's and used 1x4's to finish off the top. 


 Don't you just love this color, a little white was and it was perfect.


Then came the fun part, I bought this tin from the local hardware store cut it out to size and after some research on discoloring and a few trials to see what would work.  I sprayed the tin with some oven cleaner and left it for the night. 



With a little hard work from the palm sander I sanded off all the oven cleaner that was dried on which gave me the look I wanted.  But to give it a little more personality I put a little bit of watered down paint on and then gave it another quick sanding. 




The front door I decided to just leave with no color and love both looks. 





I just need to add some accessories and wall art to finish off my little office corner.











21 comments:

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Annie said...

That tin is awesome. Way to go! I love that you worked it until it looked the way you wanted it. Very beautiful desk!

Dorian said...

Soooo much better than before! Love the tin! Stoppping by from Simply Designing!

Kelli @ The Turquoise Piano said...

Wow! I love this. You did such a great job!

Thanks for your comment on my blog.

PitterAndGlink said...

I think your desk looks great! I love the color and the tin. :)

Angela @ The Not So Functional Housewife said...

Nice job! I love the color and it looks great with the white top. I would never thought of using tin that way! Great idea!

I would love for you to stop by and link up your project for Functional Friday!

~Angela
The Not So Functional Housewife
Functional Friday

Jamie said...

wow! love the color and i love your surprise! never would have thought to use tin in that way!!! your project was before mine over @ Homemaker in Heels!! so glad i stopped by!!

Jenn said...

This turned out so good! Love it!

Katie said...

You did an awesome job!! I love the color you painted the bottom! The aged tin is such a fun touch!

Amy of The Salvage Collection said...

so cool...and so much work! love it when someone fulfills their vision.

i'm such metalsmith wanna-be! bookmarking this page for my future sheet metal project!

amy

Just Jaime said...

Very impressive!! Love the redo!

Karima said...

Wow what a magnificent table - so unique! Your newest gfc and pinterest follower, Karima
www.karimascrafts.com

Kristen said...

what a beautiful desk!! I love the color and I love the tin! Thank you so much for linking up to Handmade Tuesdays @ Ladybug Blessings! www.ladybug-blessings.com

Mrs. Limestone said...

Much more fun looking now. Great job.

Carmella said...

Oh my goodness you are awesome! Love this desk so much....and, as always, I am so impressed with your power tool skills!

Lindsay @Artsy-Fartsy Mama said...

Looks fantastic! Thanks for sharing it at Weekend Craft Soiree! :)

Shiloh said...

That really is a nice color blue, and that corner looks much fresher:)

J's mom said...

Love it! Please post this, and anything else you may have,in my link party at
http://diycraftstomake.blogspot.com/

Thanks,

Peggy

Gwen @ The Bold Abode said...

LUUUUUVVV Ana White! She is IT! I made some gallery shelves that I found on her site, and they rock!

Your desk is awesome..old-school in a new-school kinda way! And I LUV that color!! Rock it, girl...

Jennifer said...

What great transformation!! Love it!
Thanks for sharing at Show & Share!!

Karen said...

What an unusual desk! Just perfect:)