Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Repurposed Desk into Foyer Catchall

This was one of those items I spotted at a yard sale and thought...
"How can I re-purpose that?"

Ah-ha! Got it!

Here are some before pics...

As you can see it used to be a secretary desk, but the piece 
that you would fold down and sit at was no longer there!

So I filled where the hinges used to be, with wood filler and sanded.

The molding at the bottom was missing too! 
But I do love the hardware!!

After the wood filler was dry and sanded 
I primed, painted, added new molding and distressed.

I added two baskets that fit nicely inside the open area, they match the hardware too!
You can use these baskets for sorting mail, hats and gloves... you name it!

I really should have taken more during pics, but as usual...
...I got caught up in the process of making sh*t shine : )


  1. That is awsome! I need a catch all at the back door.. wish I had room for something like that.

  2. That is a great foyer piece! I love the baskets! So smart of you B! Hey thanks for posting the wallpaper giveaway on your sidebar!

  3. What a neat idea! It looks great, too. I'd have been so daunted by that and most likely wouldn't have added it to my growing collection of furniture to redo. Heck, I can't even make myself start to paint a piece that needs no more than that. :-( But this is inspiring me to pick up that paintbrush.

  4. Very clever adding the baskets! I think it turned out great!

  5. I have a secretary in the middle of my room. I could leave the desk part down if I had nice baskets. Thanks for sharing the idea. :) My problem is that my desk droops. I've had it over 30 years but it's still in great shape. Maybe I need new hardware (like the stuff you removed). lol

  6. hiya you did an amazing job of this piece , so useful now wiht its second lease on life xtfs

  7. Perfect!!
    Great job! That really turned out cute!

  8. I love it! Now following from MMS!

  9. This is amazing - I am trying something like this, and I just love yours!

    I would love for you to come and share this at Fantastic Friday. http://ironvioletdesigns.blogspot.com


  10. Love the baskets- how inspired and creative!! Great way to make use of a piece that is missing pieces- thanks for sharing at FNF! :)

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