5/9/10

Computer desk~

I picked up this black computer desk with a fitted glass top at a yard sale last year for only $40. I had plans of painting it white (as is everything in my home) But I must admit, I liked the black..... My mother gave me this beautiful Ethan Allen hutch-- she knows all to well what a hoarder I am. Thanks Mom for feeding my addiction! Isn't it beautiful? A great quality piece..... and yes, I'm paintin' it--- black! I had to drill two holes in the bottom/back of the hutch to feed my computer wires and any other wires through. You can purchase different size covers at any hardware store. I got two of the 2 inch circle covers for a total cost of under ten bucks. Here is the hutch painted and on top of my computer desk. I also stitched up a little curtain of sorts to hide the computer wires and the white fireplace brick that is under/behind the desk. I used tension rods to keep it in place, easy-peasy~ I wanted to lighten up the desk just a smidge... I adore the shabby chic look and the black I just knew would be a little to much for me. I took a Pottery Barn duvet cover and cut to fit a piece that fits on top of the desk (under the glass top) I've been holding onto this fabric for a long time not knowing what to do with it, just waiting for something perfect. I just love the look of this fabric with the black desk. I used the same fabric to cover the chair...and also the pull out keyboard as well. I covered the fabric on the keyboard pull out shelf with contact paper-- this house is very dusty! Now, I've got to spend some time sewing... you know your going to spend a lot of time behind the sewing machine when you start buying material by the bolt...*sigh*

7 comments:

Linda said...

This project turned out beautifully! I love the fabric under the glass and on the seat and the black paint color looks wonderful!

Gaia said...

Your desk make over turned out great! I love the black paint, it really pulls both pieces together!

Laurie said...

It looks awesome!

Jingle said...

That looks so good! Great job!

She'sSewPretty said...

I love your desk makeover and your chair turned out so pretty!

Pam said...

I love the black....very nice job.

Raspberries and Rose Petals said...

Your black desk & hutch is perfect! Love the contrast of the black with the floral print ~ very elegant!