Before and After: Desk/Console March 18, 2010 This has been done so long and I never shared it! I loved this desk the first moment I laid eyes on it. It had these old stickers on it that weren’t the easiest to get off. A little elbow grease and an electric sander finally did the trick! I love the way it turned out! The thing I like best is that I was able to refinish the gold caps on the feet. They were covered with a tacky multi-colored urethane, but I got it all of the old fashioned way. I think the original, cleaned up hardware looks amazing next to the glossy black paint job. Check the gloss and the paper. I used scrapbook paper I had on hand to line the drawer. Love the print. What do you think??? Share this: Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window) Related 40 Comments on Before and After: Desk/Console Kim March 18, 2010 at 10:20 am (9 years ago) Now THAT’s what I’m talkin’ about! Girl the console alone is amazing, but that mirror! Wowee!! It just makes the whole look.xoxo,Kim Reply Flavia @ Estilo Home March 18, 2010 at 10:57 am (9 years ago) It looks fantastic!! I love what you’ve done, especially the fun drawer liner! Reply Adventures in Dressmaking March 18, 2010 at 11:03 am (9 years ago) Oh my gosh, beeeaaaautiful! I could use one of those in my place!I love the mirror above it, too.It also looks like you have a promising white vintage desk in your garage… what are the plans for that? Reply Mrs. Chic March 18, 2010 at 11:06 am (9 years ago) Its super cute – talk about a transformation. Love that you used the original knobs!! Are you putting it in your entryway?….it looks great there! Reply Michelle (Three Men and a Lady) March 18, 2010 at 11:18 am (9 years ago) Holy cow, that turned out stunning! It’s so lovely on its own but the way you styled it with the sunburst, lamp and basket really make it chic! Reply Danielle @ Transforming Home March 18, 2010 at 11:26 am (9 years ago) Fantastic! Looks very sophisticated – great job. Danielle Reply L. Duncan March 18, 2010 at 11:26 am (9 years ago) You know I LOVE this piece! And can you please tell me where I’ve seen that lamp. I know that I recently saw one….Marshall’s? Reply Champagne Taste March 18, 2010 at 12:05 pm (9 years ago) LOVE LOVE LOVE IT! I found a desk at the Good Will a few days ago and painted a high gloss black and it looks freaking FABULOUS!!!!! Check it out!!! Reply Dayka (Life +Style) March 18, 2010 at 12:14 pm (9 years ago) thanks ladies! i love that other desk in my garage. i’m either going to sell it, or it may be going into a client’s space. i have to keep stuff for a little while so i can get over my emotions when it’s time to part! Reply Sherri @ Design2Shine March 18, 2010 at 1:04 pm (9 years ago) I LOVE it! Wow! It really looks classy with the new coat of paint. Great job. Reply Jesse March 18, 2010 at 1:38 pm (9 years ago) It looks fantastic!! Reply Destination Seaborn March 18, 2010 at 1:54 pm (9 years ago) Ooh girl…that is sharp! I love the black knobs and feet. It’s styled perfectly with the lamp and mirror. All that’s missing is a pretty vase of flowers. PERFECT!Lisa Reply theLENNOXX March 18, 2010 at 2:20 pm (9 years ago) That is just an incredible transformation! You have a great eye for good makeover potential *envious*. Love these posts! Reply THE FABULOUS WIFE March 18, 2010 at 6:15 pm (9 years ago) This looks fantastic – you did a great job! I love the sunburst on top of it…the look is very luxurious Reply charmaine March 18, 2010 at 6:32 pm (9 years ago) You did a great job! I love the whole look! Thanks for stopping by my blog. I really appreciate all the comments. Reply AB HOME Interiors March 18, 2010 at 7:54 pm (9 years ago) Just love that! I must get together with you when I go to Atlanta next! Reply Dreams of Perfection March 18, 2010 at 10:08 pm (9 years ago) That is so slick! I love how you styled it too. I swear I wouldn’t let that piece go. Reply Kirsten Sue March 19, 2010 at 12:57 am (9 years ago) Wow!!! Looks amazing! Great job. Reply Design Esquire March 19, 2010 at 8:40 am (9 years ago) LOVE it! Wow. Fabulous job. Reply Decor I Adore March 19, 2010 at 8:52 am (9 years ago) I love it! You’re right, the way the gold shows through gives it that extra touch! Thank you so much for stopping by my blog 🙂 Reply Atticmag March 19, 2010 at 9:20 am (9 years ago) You picked the perfect color. It looks fabulous under your mirror and it’s a superb transformation job, for sure. Hope you will have time to come take our tour of the Architectural Digest Home Design show. — Jane F Reply Lamp Tramp March 19, 2010 at 11:58 am (9 years ago) Your desk looks fabulous! Love the color and what an amazing mirror over the desk! Reply Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions March 19, 2010 at 12:49 pm (9 years ago) I think it looks great! You definitely gave that desk a new life! Reply Sharstin March 19, 2010 at 2:08 pm (9 years ago) so perfect!! you did an amazing job! Reply Kasey at Thrifty Little Blog March 19, 2010 at 3:11 pm (9 years ago) I can’t belive that you’ve been keeping this from us.. it looks amazing! You have sucn an eye for great pieces!! PS Next time you have an issue with stickers, try rubbing it with vinegar. Reply autumn March 19, 2010 at 4:51 pm (9 years ago) it turned out so great!you have a great eye.love the mirror and lamp with it…it looks so classy. Reply Haven and Home March 20, 2010 at 3:09 pm (9 years ago) Wow!!!! Reply Adrienne S. March 21, 2010 at 10:55 am (9 years ago) Hi Dayka. Excellent job! The console, the mirror, the whole arrangement looks like it came straight out of a magazine. Reply Dayka (Life +Style) March 21, 2010 at 12:49 pm (9 years ago) thank you for all of the positive feedback!! Reply email@example.com March 21, 2010 at 2:39 pm (9 years ago) great job on the desk. I love that you kept the original hardware!gail Reply Redesign Diva March 21, 2010 at 10:13 pm (9 years ago) Very nice, love how it turned out! Reply Karen@StrictlySimpleStyle March 22, 2010 at 7:58 am (9 years ago) OMG, that looks amazing. Talk about taking a diamond in the rough and making it shine! Hope you’ll stop by today, I actually mentioned you in my post today. Reply Beth@The Stories of A to Z March 22, 2010 at 8:59 am (9 years ago) I think I love it! And this counts as a vignette so link up for my party. Reply Sarah @ Hennessey House March 23, 2010 at 11:43 am (9 years ago) wow! nice transformation! love it with that amazing starburst mirror. Reply Sarah (Matters of Style) March 24, 2010 at 11:39 am (9 years ago) Fabulous!! Love your blog!! Reply Miss Mustard Seed April 1, 2010 at 12:52 pm (9 years ago) Ew…the stickers. Been there. I love this console in black. It looks perfect under the sunburst mirror. Great work, as always. Reply Jennae @ Green Your Decor April 8, 2010 at 5:19 pm (9 years ago) Ummm…seriously…swooning! LOVE the bones of the desk, the new black finish and the great look once paired with the mirror. It’s like you took my sense of style and did this just for me. Loves it! Reply The DIY Show Off April 11, 2010 at 7:06 pm (9 years ago) Gorgeous rescue job! Thanks so much for linking to the DIY Project Parade (sorry I’m late but I love catching up!). I’m including a picture and link in this week’s recap. 🙂 Roeshel Reply LAURA!!! April 24, 2010 at 5:57 pm (9 years ago) gawd this is ah-mazing. lovelove Reply Barclay Stone June 18, 2010 at 1:43 pm (9 years ago) Dayka! Finally am getting to your fantastic blog! I love it! And, I especially love how you reburbish and repurpose the old pieces and show the before and afters! We are like-minded!Can’t wait to get going on my blog!(oh – wait a minute, yes I can, it seems scarey!)Barclay Reply Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment *Name* Email * Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.