Sunday, February 8, 2015

my big metal tanker desk








i found this desk on craigslist and fell in love with it. matt went and bought it for me over christmas break. it was perfect.... well... perfect except for that horrid rubber top that i didn't realize it had. 

i found a before and after picture online with a paragraph saying that a woman peeled off the rubber, sanded, primed, and painted the desk, then epoxied the top. so, i thought that was what i would do too. luckily my husband gently talked some sense into me. "are you sure you really want to put all of that work in?" "the paint is already pretty nice." "we just need to figure something out for the top." well, we came up with a great plan. i scrubbed it nice and clean (pictures above it's pretty dirty) and then i ordered a piece of glass that is cut to fit the top. we are going to move it in next week and i'm going to put pretty paper or fabric in between the desktop and glass. perfect! 

i can't wait to have all of that drawer space! and those metal slide outs for my craft "helpers."
yes.

below....
since i was in the shop taking photos of my desk i thought i should go ahead and take a few photos of the shop... so you can see where my husband spends most of his time... kidding.... well... sort of.










8 comments:

Kim said...

Love the desk, and I think your plans for it are perfect. Can't wait to see it.

My hubby has a workshop just like yours, and he spends a lot of time out there too :)

Cassadie said...

We used to have a version of this desk. It was just too much desk for our tiny house. But this post made me regret passing it on for a second. And then I just hoped that whoever got ours appreciates it as much as you do.

jenny said...

oh kim! i love the thought that our hubbies are kindred spirits as well :)

cassadie! nice to meet you :) i really understand where your coming from... i have been realizing that we need to let go of some well loved furniture that no longer fits and it is so hard. it's amazing the way these various pieces become such a big part of a home. i hope your desk is well appreciated!

Anonymous said...

Hello I just found your blog. Wonderful!
Just wondering. Are you guys big Phish fans?

jenny said...

haha! thank you :) well, to be honest... i have never actually heard a phish song... i have always meant to give it a listen (and we actually have some friends who are very big fans). the name "phishybee" comes from my children. maiko phisher... and layla bee... i was trying to come up with a quick web address that was not already taken with the intention of someday changing it again... but now i don't think i could ever change it :)

Anonymous said...

Ha awesome!
Warm wishes from TN

Coco said...

I'd like a shop like that. I'd spend most of my time there too ;) Great idea on the glass and fabric! Happy weekend.

jenny said...

thank you!

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