4.29.2010

Before and After: Campaign Desk (finally!)

Today's the day I post it.
The desk.
Completed.
Finally.


This process ended up taking a bit longer than I expected, but I couldn't be happier with the results.  One benefit to the extra time is that the desk has been allowed to fully cure, so I know it's now ready for the furious scribbling of all my ideas and late night typing sessions.  Here's where it started.


I wrote more about it here.


The transformation for this piece required some cleaning, wood putty, and a few layers of primer, paint, and urethane.  This, of course, is in addition to the Brasso for the hardware.  






It wasn't as bright as I would've liked this afternoon, so I had to use the flash on my camera which cast some funky shadows.  Don't worry--the walls in my office are not baby blue. In reality, they're more of a blueish-grey, and it makes for a great place to read and study.  I have another project I've been working on for above the desk, so hopefully I'll be able to get it done and blog about it next week.  My office makeover is far from finished, but I'm on my way!

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48 comments:

Karen@StrictlySimpleStyle said...

Dayka, I'm kicking myself. I just got rid of my son's old desk-it was exactly like this. I didn't think paint would help. Now that I see how great this looks I wish I could turn back the clock!

I am imagining many hours of designing at that desk with school in your future!

Tammy@InStitches said...

It looks amazing ! What a huge improvement, love the brass hardware.

The_Richards said...

It turned out beautiful!!!

The Zhush said...

It came out amazing! So chic and fresh.

Terry said...

You certainly made the world a better place with this one.

charmaine said...

Looks great Dayka! I'm sure your office is going to be awesome.

niki.mac said...

You did an awesome job, I love it!

Get Togetha said...

It looks great! I love a vintage white piece!

Get Togetha said...

It looks great! I love a vintage white piece!

Full House said...

That looks gorgeous and very high end.

Love the way it turned out...you will never tire of white either.

L. Duncan said...

Now I want that dresser from my inlaws even more! Girl, that dresser got that spit shine. It dont need polish (name that song)!

Are you going to SCAD tonight?

CASA BRASI said...

Good job Dayka!!! It's beautiful. I really love the hardware.

other-option said...

Fan-freakin'-tastic! In love it! Great job.

Mrs. Chic said...

The transformation on yuor desk is so pretty! I love how it turned out

Raquel said...

Day- I LOVE it!

autumn said...

wow! it turned out fabulously!
i know you were a little concerned about how bright the brass hardware was, but i really like how shiny it is with the crisp white paint.
lovely.
i think it would look smashing in my new house...with my new office chair!!

Suzanne said...

You do great work! It looks very classy.

blydesign said...

Great paint job!

Deliciously Organized said...

you turned that piece into a beauty! I really love it!

Kiki Pierre' said...

Wow, highly impressive! If only I had enough patience to sit down and do something like this! I love the brass finishings... it's beautiful and looks expensive!

Claire Watkins, ASID allied said...

Looks phenomenal! I could completely see it with a little black cane chair from Ballard, too. Way to go on all that hardware, too!

Moni @ CL Journal said...

Dayka! It's beautiful!

I love it!

Tamstyles said...

pure love...just pure love. I am not the jealous type...but I AM JELLLLLLY JELLLLY JELLY! DAMN!

Adrienne S. said...

Brilliant! (*Hand Clap*)

Mr. Goodwill Hunting said...

Real nice. there have been some campaign dressers for sale over where I am for like $40...maybe I should jump on it.

Mr. Goodwill Hunting
http://g-w-hunting.blogspot.com

autumn said...

hee. hee.
you are right! maybe it's MY chair that should visit YOUR desk!
either way, they make quite the pair!
:)

shannon said...

I love this this turned out. The desk has a very unique look to it which is fabulous. The drawers remind me of file boxes. Love it!

BellaLovesPink said...

Wow! Looks AMAZING!

charm home said...

I {heart) that desk!!! Amazing job on refurbishing it. xo, Cristi

thelennoxx said...

Wow, it turned out FABOULUS!! I absolutely love this transformation! The metal details makes all the difference. I've said it before and I'll say it again, you have the best eye for makeover potential!

alison (semi-fab lane) said...

it looks so good and expensive! i had a dresser like that when i was a kid. i think my parents still have it in their basement. hmmm? maybe i have a new project on my hands... thanks for all the inspiration, you're awesome!

beki said...

looks awesome!!

Amy @ peppertowne.com said...

Wow, very pretty, love that hardware!

Erika @ BluLabel Bungalow said...

you have outdone yourself! I love the wall color. it's similar to what i have in my office. it's sooo soothing isn't it!?

Jesse said...

It is Gorgeous, You did such a great job!

Elisa @ whatthevita said...

It looks BRAND NEW - like you bought it yesterday! LOVE.

Hello Lover... said...

Love it! It turned out amazing - would you mind sharing some instructions?!

Dreams of Perfection said...

I am loving it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Beth@The Stories of A to Z said...

It looks beautiful Dayka!

Miss Mustard Seed said...

That piece looks awesome! I love how your worked with the existing hardware. You are good.

Tonia {Chic Modern Vintage} said...

You worked that out. wish me luck on two pieces that I just found. You can see them here...

http://chicmodernvintage.blogspot.com/2010/05/still-hot-on-campaign-tral.html

Joi said...

Oooh, I just love it!

paula said...

It's stunning!

Champagne Taste said...

UGH I'm dying!!! GORGEOUS!

Jennae said...

I am looking for a piece exactly like this right now! Either something similar to this or like the desk/console that you painted black. The $5 Goodwill desk I've been using for the last few years is falling apart, and I'm determined to find a piece to refinish in its place!

Doug Eash said...

WOW! great desk and super chair to go with it, you did a great job.

diana shae decor said...

nice work!!!!!

Julie said...

I love your campaign desk transformation- it turned out so cute! I just painted one as well and featured yours as inspiration on my blog post. I debated going white but, in the end, decided on grayish blue. I'm obsessed!

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