Wednesday, June 10, 2009

A desk and an ostrich, why? Because I said so.

My sweet colleague Erika sent some pictures of a DIY project that I think turned out wonderfully. She bought a desk for cheap and while the shape was perfect, the finish was not.
Erika decided on a bold color (yay for orange!) and updated the drawer pulls for a modern look.
Notice the lime + orange combo? I love it!
How fun is that?! Thanks Erika for sharing...I think I need to buy some orange spray paint just to get it out of my system.
On another note, I've found a mate for my ostrich pillow. The link to Greenwich Letterpress' shop came to me by of .38. Thank you, thank you, thank you! My first ostrich has been very lonely.
Animal Kingdoms, Ostrich, Thank you pack $17
In case you're more of a traditionalist, there are rooster cards available too!
via Greenwich Letterpress
I think the ostrich might quickly be becoming my new deer. (If you can't tell by now, I think it's become increasing apparent that I have some serious commitment issues.)
B and I are going to the YMCA tonight to get memberships. Please cross your fingers that I don't pass out from a muscle cramp or asthma attack on the elliptical machine and break something (or pull someone down with me).
So what do you say, should I hunt down some more ostrich goodies?

34 comments:

FROM THE RIGHT BANK said...

I think you know orange is my favorite color so of course I LOVE this! Do it! Paint something orange! It'll make you oh so happy! :)

Kellie said...

Do it! Ostriches are different, unique and very cool looking! Good luck at the Y!

Hanako66 said...

ostrich stuff is awesome...though they scare me a bit! that desk was such an amazing find...wow!

erin said...

i love that desk!

Iva said...

WOW! she did an amazing job with it! Love the orange and what a cool desk shape!

ticklishfromadistance said...

What a great DIY. Love it!

christina said...

Love that orange desk! What a fun color.

And the ostrich...wonderful! I think it should be your new deer. And I'll be keeping my fingers crossed that you're spared from any elliptical accidents. Good luck!

Ginger said...

Ostriches rock! Much better ride than zebras . . . Ellipticals are safe as long as you sneak up from behind and stun them first;)

Adorably Distracted... said...

Good luck tonight!! I love the desk! You always inspire me to want to do these diy projects!

Sunshine said...

Go for the ostriches! And that desk looks fantastic!

drollgirl said...

LOVE THE OSTRICH!!! before you know it, you might be RIDING them!!! or not!!!

and the desk looks great too. i just love that shape. :)

PS~Erin said...

Love the shape of that desk... Great diy job!

The Cottage Cheese said...

I dig the orange desk. Great makeover for the mid-century piece!

Bring on the ostriches. I love it, they are so unique!

Kristin said...

Love love love that orange. What a fabulous addition that would be to a home office. Beats the heck outta my kitchen bar which is my current office. Ah ha.

High-Heeled Foot in the door said...

Beautiful! Orange is my favorite color! Love it! Plus with the pop of lime it just pops! :)

Elizabeth Marie said...

Love that orange! And go for the Ostrich!

Good luck at the Y tonight lady!!

Sabine, La Marquise des anges said...

pretty desk. I like the new color.
I love ostrich t new deer you said ? yes , why not :) .
and take good care of you tonight, my friend .

Bromeliad said...

Watch out for the treadmill.

Savvy Mode SG said...

what perfect DIY.

Mademoiselle Frou-Frou said...

i love seeing before & after projects - especially this one that has a happy ending!
xoxo

www.froufroufashionista.blogspot.com

A Life More Fabulous said...

I love ostriches! Although real ones can be vicious! I say ostriches all the way!

Sam said...

Orange really is the unsung hero of the colour spectrum I think! I particularly love it with pink! Strange but true! Ostriches are very good too! I'd completely forgotten about how noble and handsome they are!! Thank you!

Callie Grayson said...

love that bright orange on that desk!!! great choice!

Haven and Home said...

Orange and Ostriches, I like it!

TheBeautyFile said...

totally love...orange anything floats my boat!

...love Maegan said...

oh wow! that desk is so great. She's right, the shape is out of this world!

nicole addison said...

love the turn out, it looks great! orange was the perfect color

Gabbi said...

Great job with the desk, I love the way it turned out... and I even liked the time stamp on the photos. Gives a good idea on how long a project like that would take. Thanks for sharing!

Jackie said...

Oh my goodness, for a second I was like "This girl busted out another DIY? She must be up 24/7 to get all this stuff done!" But then, as I kept reading I was relieved that it was from someone else this time. Ha! Because, seriously, you are making me feel lazy here. I need to step it up a notch. Loving your ostrich themed stuff. my feathered friend of choice has always been the peacock, but the ostrich is growing on me.

Chelsea Talks Smack said...

i LOVE IT! I'm getting so many great ideas....!

Kellie ~ Ada and Darcy said...

What a beautiful outcome. I love seeing gorgeous creations such as this!! Fabulous!! x

Organic Meatbag said...

Nice Ostrich! I've always wanted to ride an Ostrich like Bill Cosby did in "Leonard Pt. 6"... I think people have one thing all wrong: if there is ever a nuclear war, the only thing that will really survive will not be cockroaches... it will be Ostriches!

Anne @ The City Sage said...

I LOVE the shape of that desk! And the paint job is absolutely perfect. ADORE!

LipstickOne said...

look so fresh now!

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