Friday, June 17, 2011

From oak to black and a new blogger

Hey guys!! Sorry I haven't been posting much or visiting any of you. I am still unpacking and getting settled. This week I finished  painted a desk my in laws gave us. I almost forgot to take a before! Luckily I hadn't started painting the hutch part of the desk yet.


Here are some pictures of what it looked like before I painted it. 



I decided to paint it black and I am happy with that choice. I might distress it soon and I need to get drawer pulls for the drawers. I primed it with Glidden gripper paint, I let that dry for a day and then painted it with black in a satin finish.

Here are some pictures of the decor. Most of the things I had already, the newest things are the metal rooster on top, book boxes, leopard jar and fleur de lis finial. 






~New Blogger~

I wanted to introduce you all to my friend Sandra. I met her through the mykirklands.com website. She has recently started a blog called Decorating on a budget, go welcome her! She loves decorating like all of us, her home is SO gorgeous!! Here is a sneak peek of what you will see.



Well, that is it for today guys!
I hope you all have a fabulous father's day weekend! 








15 comments:

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

Nice to see you settling in and completing projects. The desk looks very nice painted black. I like it!

Helen's Decor said...

Ally, I'm loving the new look of your desk! I'm now thinking my 2 bookcases need the same treatment. They are the same wood as your desk! Thanks for sharing your finished desk. It really is amazing.
Helen

Emelia DiCarlo said...

Allyson, What a great transformation. I really like the black.It makes a great back drop for all your neat decor. I love the rooster of course and iron piece and the box. Everything looks so elegant.I will check out your new friend. Happy Fathers Day weekend too.

Lori said...

So much better in black. Who would have thought! I started following/praying for Lucy because of your button about her. Do you know her personally? Lori

L said...

Hey, Ally! I love the new look of the desk painted black. The accessories are nice, too! It looks great. Did you use the Chalk Paint? I had mentioned to Becca that I wanted to paint our office desk black! I haven't had the courage to just do it!
I look forward to seeing more of your new home.

have a great weekend~L

Sandra said...

Allyson, first let me say this: love, love, love the black desk and the accessories are gorgeous - very elegant!!!

Thanks for introducing my blog - you're great! :-))

XO,

Sandra

Enjoy the weekend!

CAS said...

The desk looks beautiful, & your accessories are great. Glad you are getting settled in.

Becca said...

Great transformation !! It looks beautiful, Allyson ... and, your accessories are so pretty (love the oversized initial) !! I know you're enjoying making your house a gorgeous home !! xo

Traci said...

The desk really turned out great. I love all the accessories you have & how you arranged them.

Theresa said...

I think you did a great job on your desk. I like the way you took the decorative box and matched it with the lamp shades.

Peace, Love & Decorate
Theresa

Lizabeth said...

Your desk looks great the black- pulls it all together! Your accessories are great too! Cute lamps!

Pamela said...

Allyson your desk looks awesome!

Kristens Creations said...

Your desk turned out great!! I need something just like that for Chase's room. I'm glad you are setteling in...everything is looking wonderful!

Fall is one of my favorite times of the year too... I've never been to Az but I know it's really hot there. Stay cool! Kristen

Carrie @ Dittle Dattle said...

Your desk & hutch looks so lovely painted! I love the way you accessorized it :D

Jen said...

I love the black...it's a whole new desk!!!

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