Farmhouse Stand

Some time ago a bought a sweet writers desk at a local garage sale. After sitting in my studio for about 6 months I went to retrieve it and start working on it and it was in two pieces! I’m not sure how or when it happened but it stayed there in pieces. Until now, that is, after deciding to make it into a Farmhouse Stand.

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Farmhouse Stand

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See how a transformed a broken writing desk and a crate into a Farmhouse Stand. Full tutorial | www.raggedy-bits.com

 

I gave the stand 2 coats of Duck Egg Blue chalk paint and then distressed, using my 120 grit sanding block. Once I was happy with the overall effect I waxed to seal.

See how a transformed a broken writing desk and a crate into a Farmhouse Stand. Full tutorial | www.raggedy-bits.com

 

Then using a wooden crate that I had from Typo I gave it 2 coats of my milk coloured chalk paint and then distressed. It was originally all natural wood and then a strip of Aqua around the bottom but it was getting all scuffed up and needed to have a little spruce up!

See how a transformed a broken writing desk and a crate into a Farmhouse Stand. Full tutorial | www.raggedy-bits.com

 

I felt that the front of the box needed something, as it was looking to plain jane, so I printed out the word Farmhouse onto an A4 piece of paper in my favourite font. Then using the transfer paper I traced around the outside of the lettering.

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I then used my No2 Round brush and blocked in the lettering! Marking the centre of the  base of the box  I drilled four holes as guide holes to attach the box to the stand. Then centering up the centre of the box with the stand, I drilled in some screws to secure the box to the stand.

Using Deco Arts Industrial stencil I transformed the crate into a Farmhouse Stand | www.raggedy-bits.com

BUT I still felt that is was still to plain jane…. so armed with my Deco Art Industrial Stencil, I went to town and stenciled some goodies on, using my black paint and spouncer!

See how a transformed a broken writing desk and a crate into a Farmhouse Stand. Full tutorial | www.raggedy-bits.com

Once I was happy with the design, I then took to it with my 120 grit sanding block until I achieved a nice distressed look.

See how a transformed a broken writing desk and a crate into a Farmhouse Stand. Full tutorial | www.raggedy-bits.com

Then of course, to finish off and seal in all of the yummyness I gave the entire piece a wax!

See how a transformed a broken writing desk and a crate into a Farmhouse Stand. Full tutorial | www.raggedy-bits.com

I popped some faux hydrangeas into the wooden crate!

Using a broken writing desk stand and a crate, I transformed them into a Farmhouse Stand | www.raggedy-bits.com

And there you have a Farmhouse Stand, all made from a broken writing desk and a crate from Typo! Don’t worry I have plans for the top of the writing table for a post a little later ….as you know how much I LOVE to repurpose!

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See how a transformed a broken writing desk and a crate into a Farmhouse Stand. Full tutorial | www.raggedy-bits.com

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37 comments

    1. Awww thank you, Debra! It’s funny how you don’t know where a project is going to end up sometimes but gee I enjoy the ride! Thank you so much for stopping by 🙂

    1. Thank you, Katrin! That’s what I thought too! I can see a smallish Christmas tree poking out of the top of it at Christmas!! 🙂

    1. Thank you Lisa! Every time I see or use Hydrangea’s your happy smiley face pops straight into my head! Thank you so much for stopping by 🙂

    1. Hahaha! Not your friend!! Just keep practicing and you will get the hang of it Susanne, I promise!!! Especially with all the cleverness that you create! 🙂

    1. Thank you, Suzi! Yes, the hydrangeas are my favourite touch! I can’t wait to have some real ones to put in there! Thank you so much for stopping by 🙂

  1. This is awesome – had to pin it!! I would love to take a peek inside your home, I bet it’s wonderful!! Thanks for sharing on the Pleasures of the NW’s DIY party!

    1. Thank you Helen, for sharing! It was a fun project to make! Ahhh my house is turned upside down at the moment but do hope to share my little transformations along the way 🙂

  2. Sam, this turned out so cool! What a fortuitous mistake! LOL I bet it was a cute little desk, but the way you have repurposed it is so cool. You could use it for so many things, it would be a great yarn holder for knitting, you could move it around the house with you!

    And the numbers on your pieces are my favorite. I am swooning with love over them!
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    1. LOL! Yes Nikki! I totally agree a very fortuitous mistake!! I am totally hanging out for Christmas so that I can stick a Christmas tree in it!

      I am with you on numbers….. they are so fun to decorate with! At least as hubby and I get older we will NEVER forget how to count LOL!!!

  3. What a great repurpose of the table legs! I like how you added a box to the top to make a new table/planter! The lettering and stencils look great!

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