Yesterday Kah showcased a sneak peak of a desk we scored off of Craigslist for $10. Yes $10! I’ve paid more for useless items which is why we’re so excited. The lovely couple just wanted to get rid of it so they sold it for as less as possible. God Bless them! You guys have no idea how long we’ve been looking for a desk for the lonely corner in our living room. There were a few things that were holding us back for a while:
1. Must be reasonably priced and thrifted. Thrifted because we planned to paint and reasonably priced for the same reason. Who wants to pay a lot of money for something they will makeover?
2. Fit with the existing furniture in our living room. Most of the pieces have a mid-century feel to them so that is what we were looking for.
3. Size. The corner isn’t small but it isn’t big either. The depth is what really matter here. The corner’s depth is a pedestrian 19”. My bedroom nightstands stick out further than that. Most desks were at least 20″-24″ in depth. However, we didn’t let that deter us.
4. It must be cute. Curves or clean line. It didn’t matter. We all love something that we can’t stop gawking at, right?
Well, let me show you the before of our Mid-century Desk. It’s quite a looker even it’s original state.
See? Great hardware and great lines all for 10 bucks! I can’t get over that *Giggles* Well this beauty received a fresh coat of white as to not visually shrink the already small corner. The exact measurements of this desk are W: 48″ H: “30 and D: 18″. Can you say perfect? Check it out below:
Here’s another shot (Kah was attempting to stage before going to work)
Here in this shot were trying to decide on how to style this area. Lamp and mirror? Maybe not. Chair with gorgeous back details? Of course! In red? No.
In yellow? Yay! We included a bonus before and after here. And the styling has changed again.
This lovely bright color is called “Macaw” by Behr. The chair was gorgeous in red, but we LOVE it in yellow! Here you can see it again. Please ignore Kah’s laptop. Question is that Billie Holiday print too bold here in its black and white state? We can change it’s colors since we edited this print on Photoshop. And how bout this lamp? Should it remain gold? What about the neutral lampshade? Does it need to be covered in a lovely fabric?
Below is a different, more straight-on angle. Isn’t that striped suitcase cute! Should we still make it into a side table or use it as a decorative prop in vignettes?
Take a look at two more photos while you all think about it
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