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A harem of girls who love crafts, antiques, design, and anything aesthetically pleasing. Come on in and read about what we've purchased, what we've found and what we covet.

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Friday, April 22, 2011

A Thrifty Week - Day 5 - The Final Before & After

Okay, so if you read my Day 4 post, you will now see that I spoke too soon.  I was, in fact, able to dig up a few very dark and grainy pictures of my "before" desk, which will really help you understand how fantastically happy I am with my finished product. 

Here was the top of the desk, in all it's stained & carved on glory (no wonder it was only $5):

The drawers came as is, missing handle and all:

I hope you agree, the "after" is a major improvement!

The bonus?  I finally have a good storage place for my wrapping paper!  That top drawer is my favorite.

I hope this has inspired you to try your own DIY furniture improvement.  Even if you just change out the knobs on a piece, you will be amazed at the difference it makes.

And though technology is against me, and the photo is sideways, you can still get a good idea of the final-final (hinges and all).

Have a great weekend!

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