Just to prepare everyone, this is a before and after type post. And as with all the best such posts, the before is none to pretty. If is was pretty, why would I change it. But I can’t start with the before. It’s just too painful. So here is a sneak peek of the after of the new home office/side of the family room.
You might remember the prison issue, metal desk from my first Metal Desk Makeover post. This desk used to live in my parent’s basement, but I thought it would have looked nice in a prison warden’s office with overhead fluorescent lights.
Metal Desk Makeover – Before
But I needed a desk. Particularly one with storage for all those random office-y things that can accumulate, and one big enough to accommodate my computer. See I’m not a dainty computer type. Unless you were totally focused on the desk, you might have noticed Herman, my new, super fast, tons of memory, ooh so pretty ‘puter. And until today, this is where Herman has been living.
Tangled wires and cords, no storage, random folding chair, sloppily hung wall art, piles of software, papers and office supplies. You see why I jumped at the chance to get a real desk. It just needed some TLC first. Thus the new paint job as seen before.
Metal Desk Makeover – Getting There
Well after it’s new paint job it sat in the garage for a few weeks because as “dainty” as it looks, it took four people to get it in the house and upstairs. My sweet hubby, sister Paula, her kind husband who has moved more than his fair share of my furniture, and myself. And I think the Renovation Whisperer jumped in there somewhere too. Beast is an understatement when it comes to this desk. When we were done I had to promise my sports addict we would never move again…ever!
Now my sweet Herman has a pretty desk to sit on, and I have drawers to hide all the papers, disks, binders and pens. Here it is one more time.
Metal Desk Makeover – Finally!
And instead of the metal folding chair, I snagged my newly reupholstered, good will chair I talked about here. I think the black matches Herman nicely.
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