Friday, July 18, 2008

My little desk

Do you remember this little desk, that no one wanted,
and I took it home, and painted it, and loved it, and it loved me?
Well it was feeling worn out and tired again, and needed to be freshened up a bit. I repurposed it to be a computer desk for the black computer that the kids use. So before I put the computer on it, I took it outside and spray painted it. On a whim, really. Sometimes I just decide to paint something, and I go shopping for paint in my basement, and within minutes the deed is done. Sometimes I'm too lazy and impatient to use gloves, and this time the spray paint can had something wrong with it so I ended up with black paint all over my hand and arm. But it was worth it.
I found the gingham chair pad at Walmart just an hour before. I feel so much better now. I am the kind of person that needs to rearrange things, and change colors once in a while. When I was a kid, I remember changing the furniture placement in my room when I got bored with it.

And here's a picture of my new haircut ...
Not a lot different than before as far as the style, but MUCH shorter. I do love it, but I had long hair for years, so I was in shock for a few days. I think I'm going to grow it out again. But it's fun for now.

40 comments:

The Feathered Nest said...

Oh my goodness, you hair is BEAUTIFUL!!! You have such a pretty neck to show it off too...and the desk looks wonderful ~ black is a classic, I love the transformation! xxoo, Dawn

Chris said...

I am sooooo in love with that desk! The gingham chair cover makes it oh so complete!! I am so envious! The haircut (from the back anyway :-) is one of the cutest I have ever seen. I'm sure you're used to long hair, but I just lu-huve it!!

Anonymous said...

Hey Heather, Love the desk and chair. Haircut, too. Have a good weekend. Can't remember my password ( surprise, surprise)so I'll have to be anonymous. Miss you. Laura

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Oh, I love that painted desk, looks great! And what a sassy haircut too. Cute!

Rhoda

Trish said...

Your hair looks GORGEOUS and so does the desk! I always wish I could wear short hair but the one time I cropped it, I hated it! Now my hair is long, but layered, and so weather-dependent...No humidity, it looks great...With humidity? It's just a scary thing.
But yours looks GREAT! Enjoy the rest of your summer :-)

Nina said...

Love the desk and haircut! Thought I was the only one who rearranged furniture when they were a kid! I would even rearrange the living room in the middle of night when I couldn't sleep - drove my mom crazy! But it always looked better :)

Kim - ScrapToMyLu said...

just checking in......love the desk both ways. Love the new cord cover and I too need to get that book by Stacy. Love the hair!

Classic Charm said...

Love what you've done with the desk, and guess what we have the same haircut too! How cute.
Hugs,
Rose

HeathahLee said...

I love both the desk AND the hair! That cut is all the rage, isn't it? I'm not brave enough to cut mine that short, but it looks too cute on the people who are!

Joy said...

Cute hair do and great desk re-do!
Changes are so fun!

Penny said...

Love the new look of the desk -- the black goes much better with the black computer! :D

I remember rearranging my room sometimes as often as once a week when I was a kid. Now, my daughter does the same thing. It drives my husband crazy!

Your new hair cut is ADORABLE! I would like a change, but don't know what to do.

carissa... brown eyed fox said...

cauuute hair! really fun!

too funny... i too rearranged furniture in my bedroom when i was young! some things never change! :) keeps things fresh doesn't it!

love the desk... way to go!

Andrea said...

I loved the little desk white, but now.....Wow...love it black...Don't you just love paint...Your hair is so pretty....my hair has grown long and for two hair cuts now....I have been iching to cut it short....you just might have inspired me to take the plunge!!!!

Debbie said...

HI Heather! You are back in bloggy world. Can you click on my profile and shoot me an email. I think I saw you at the thrift store on Wednesday while I was dropping off stuff.

~Red Tin Heart~ said...

You did a fabulous job on the desk! And your haircut is lovely..
xoxo Nita

Debbi said...

I ran across your blog.....how refreshing to read. I will keep checking back.
Debbi

Kimba said...

I love that little desk both ways! I've been on the hunt for something that I can use for a computer desk and yours is just perfect.

I'd like to link to this post on Saturday if that's OK with you.

Blissful Nikki said...

WOW! I love it, and your hair! I love going shopping in our own houses and finding just the right thing! :) Great Job!!

Sarah said...

This is my first visit. I love the table and your blog! I look forward to coming back and visiting!

Strawberry Blonde said...

Really pretty. I love the desk. It looks fab with it's new paint job.

And, you totally rock that haircut. I am in need of one myself, but I'm not as brave as you.

-- Brandi

Thrifty Cottage Dreams said...

Hey there! We have the same haircut! I too had very long hair until I got it cut last august...14 inches! But I love this hair cut & it's so much easier! Anyway, I just found your blog and am loving it! Thanks for sharing!
Carmen

Pajama Mama said...

Who wouldn't love this desk? And now I really want a haircut!

Amy Jo said...

Your desk looks great in black! I want to spray paint all my furniture black. I think my piano might be next. The cushion is perfect! Good job!

Carri said...

I love the desk rehab it looks absolutely wonderful. I wish I had a house and could do all those fu things but I dont think the coop would enjoy me spray painting on the grass out front. Your haircut is awesome too. I too just went for the plunge and cut my hair short but it needs a shape up and your hair is the exact picture I have been looking to show my stylist. Thanks for showing it off.

Angela said...

Here via Kimba!

That is such an unusual desk. Love the shape. And, you makeover looks fab both times!

Sarah said...

I posted already but wanted to add...there is a surprise on my blog for you!

My Three Girls (The A girls) said...

The desk looks great. I liked it white but love it black and it looks classy. Good find of the chair pad was walmart.

cynthia said...

i LOVE LOVE LOVE what you've done with the desk! amazing what a little paint can do!

love your new "do" too!

alwayswithme said...

Love the hair, love the desk and the gingham on the chairs. I see some gingham in my white chairs future.

Christy said...

This was my first time visiting your blog. I found your blog from Sarah( my sister) from Nesting in Pleasant View. You did a great on the desk. It looks very nice! I love your blog design and how you have your pictures with the scripture. Nice touch! I will definitely be back to visit.

J'Ollie Primitives said...

great haircut, and the desk looks fab-u-lous!

Scrapper Mom said...

Just found you, and love the blog. I just wanted to say, I have same haircut!! (at least from the back) and it was my first time to ever go this short.

Desk looks good. You girls are just determined that I try the spray paint.

Linda said...

I love the desk and the chair. I was inspired to paint a chair from this post and I love how it turned out.
Blessings,
Linda

ohhollyf said...

hey I just got that haircut too, and of course boged about it.
http://allthedaysofmylife-ohhollyf.blogspot.com/2008/07/here-i-go-again_20.html
i luv ur style, and look forward to reading more.

Jeannine said...

I just found your blog, and absolutely love your ideas! May I ask for some details on how you spray-painted the lovely desk? Must you prime first? And would you share exactly what kind of paint you used? I have a 1950's telephone table and chair, and would love to spruce them up with a coat of black. I would appreciate any info! Darling haircut, too, by the way.

Lisa said...

Hey That desk and haircut are both just fabulous DAHLing!!
Have a great trip, and dont hurt yourself on the boogie board!!
Lisa
coastal nest

Casa Mia * My House * said...

I love your hairstyle. It looks a lot like mine. I too had long hair for a long time. By the way, I think you and I are a lot alike. I love toile, I love spray painting just about anything too. Lovely blog.

ST. MICHAEL'S WIFE said...

Dadgum! An adorable desk AND good hair? Woman! You are too, too blessed!

Nancy said...

I just got a desk from a craigslister for $25. It is some kind of "brown wood"...but I see black in its near future. Can I really use spray paint? What is your suggestion on finish? Lovee yours!
I am new to your blog and to blogging. I am glad to have found you and esp. enjoyed your favorite post. I think I'll hang the chair pic in my kitchen, too.

Cristin@Serendipity said...

Fabulous 'new' black desk!
Fabulous hair...short & sassy!

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