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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- Wooden Crate – I bought my crate in Typo
- Chalkpaint – I used my milk and duck egg chalk paint
- Paint brush
- Deco Art Graphite Paper
- Deco Art 8″ x 8″ Industrial Element Stencil
- Americana Lamp Black Acrylic Paint
- Stand – You can find them at recycling centers
- 120 grit sander block
- Wax to seal
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.
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!
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.
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 centring up the centre of the box with the stand, I drilled in some screws to secure the box to the stand.
BUT I still felt that is was still too plain jane…. so armed with my Deco Art Industrial Stencil, I went to town and stencilled some goodies on, using my black paint and spouncer!
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.
Then, of course, to finish off and seal in all of the yumminess I gave the entire piece a wax!
I popped some faux hydrangeas into the wooden crate!
And there you have a Farmhouse Stand, all made from a broken writing desk and a crate from Typo! Don’t worry I made a fun little side table out of the top of the writing table!
This is so creative and a great save. I love it.
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 🙂
Such a cool idea Sam, I love it and it can be decorated all year round and be used for so many different things!
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!! 🙂
This is just perfect Sam. Those hydrangeas are the icing on the cake as they say.
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 🙂
this is so cute!! I am impressed with your stencil skills, stencils are just not my friend, lol!!
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! 🙂
This is just the cutest, cutest stand!! The stencil work is terrific. Totally love. Sharing out…. 🙂
Thank you so much Susie! I do love a good stenciling session! LOL Hope you have a wonderful weekend 🙂
Sam – This is adorable! This is so unique and uber cute! Pinning and sharing!
Thank you so much Laurie! 🙂
Love your Farmhouse Stand idea and the added Hydrangeas top it off!
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 🙂
Sam, if you already shared this with me what to do weekends, I miss it! Please come to Share it with me today I’d love to feature of this at tomorrow nights party!
Featuring Tonight!! So glad you made it! 🙂
Thank you so much, Theresa! Absolutely tickled pink! 🙂
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!
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 🙂
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!
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!!!
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!
This is so awesome! Love it so much! Your stencil is amazing. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Friday’s Furniture Fix.
Very cute stand! Thanks for linking up to Merry Monday! Sharing on G+! Have a great week!
Thank you so much for having me Kim! 🙂
This is so sweet! I need to make one for sure! We would also love to have you at the Wednesday “To Grandma’s House We Go” link party!
Thank you! I will be sure to pop on over! 🙂
Super cute Sam!! Great idea making lemonade out of lemons!! I love how you stencil your projects- it really adds a nice touch!
Thank you, Melony!!! Stencilling sure does add a little something else to a project! 🙂
One of the cutest things ever! What is a spunkier?
Thank you, Debbie. Not sure what you mean by spunkier though? I know what a spunk is…. maybe someone is now more of a spunk?? 🙂