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  1. debranorton
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    loves great!! love the chair and the leather handles 🙂

  2. Tara
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    Oh my god, you’re so chic, Alex. I just love how true you are to your style. It’s so clean and white and Scandi and simple.

    What a great transformation. I’m going to be working on an office in about… oh…. a month or so… and I’m definitely using this desk transformation as inspiration.

  3. Moe a.k.a. @biggirlblue
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    I had the exact same desk for eight years. It was someone else’s before mine. This year I decided it’s wobblyness and side file had to go (wish I had thought of painting it when I got it because it was an awful green gold with silver legs). I replaced it with a larger red desk from IKEA, also linnamon I think, with white legs. I freecycled the old one. You did a wonderful job of refurbishing it.

  4. fynesdesigns
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    WOWZERS, that was a great vision, looks fabulous!

  5. Midsommarflicka
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    I’m all over white furniture, so of course I love this makeover! And I fell in love with these leather handles. Maybe I shouldn’t have hoarded so many knobs that I need to use on the next furniture that comes into my home to justify the purchase? Maybe I should have bought leather? Too bad…

  6. Sarah Krouse
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    so impressed with what you did with that broken down piece of metal! It looks absolutely amazing. And I love those darling copper planters. Were they a vintage find or new?

  7. Becki @ the uncommonlaw
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    What a great find! Amazing makeover too. Can’t wait to see the full room! 🙂

  8. Becki @ the uncommonlaw
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    What a great find! Amazing makeover too. Can’t wait to see the full room! 🙂

  9. gemma@thesweetestdigs
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    Love it!! Great makeover. Can’t wait to watch the rest of the room come together.

  10. Sabrina S
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    Great start! Those handles are amazing! Love the style direction you’re going in, can’t wait to see your next move 🙂

  11. Kristen S
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    Ohhhhh great start! Cant wait to see the rest of the room unfold!

  12. Michelle
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    Wow, I would have never thought of replacing the desktop…I see these in second hand stores all the time….hmmm, might have to copy you. Great job!

  13. cwcassoc
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    High five for the desk makeover! Nicely done.

  14. Jennifer @ Brave New Home
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    Swoon! Those handles. Great find and great vision. I am not a fan of painting furniture whatsoever. I did it once just to have some blogger cred ; ]

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  16. Laurie
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    What a lovely makeover… I’ve been looking for a new desk for my office as well, but my quest has been unsuccessful so far (why are there no good thrift/vintage stores in the suburbs?). I feel like I’m probably being too fussy for a thrift store, but I work from home so I want it to be just right.

  17. Danielle
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    The “mom, mommy, mom” clip is my ringtone for when my son calls. 🙂 What can I say… when they stop doing that, you kinda miss it.

    PS. I love the desk, you talented woman!

  18. Rita Ott Ramstad
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    The photo of the brass planters is my favorite. 🙂 But the desk looks great. Handles are genius.

  19. Sarah Hepburn-Smith
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    Looks fabulous!! So fresh!

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