Friday, February 24, 2012

Shopping in Karla's garage!

If you remember the story of this buffet, you know that shopping in Karla's garage can be a whole lot of fun! Kelli came by for bunco, took a peek in the garage and said, "I want that!"


I think all of Karla's friends ask for a peek in the garage when they come over. You just never know what you might find in there! This pretty blue desk is another great example. Karla's friend Beth thought that a desk would be the perfect birthday present for her sister. Don't you love that! Well no need to head to the furniture store. Beth just took a walk down the street to Karla's garage.



And here she found the perfect candidate! This one came from the local Mission store. Karla said that it was so shiny she could see her own reflection, so she broke out the power sander for this one.


Beth picked a pretty shade of blue. And that's really funny, because Karla NEVER picks blue. And she spruced up the original hardware with a few coats of oil rubbed bronze.


The desk is really very simple, but it has just enough detail between the drawers to be interesting and distressing really helped give it some character.




Isn't this a great birthday present?


Now I know you want a peek in Karla's garage too, right? Well lucky for you, I was there last week and snapped a few pictures.




Doesn't that look like fun? Anyone need a chair or two? And this is just what it looks like in the winter. You should see it at the height of yard sale season!




I have two cars in my garage. What's in your garage?


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42 comments:

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

i love the color on that desk, and yes the garage looks dreamy right now!

Allison@FabRehab said...

That garage is my dream shopping place! Gorgeous desk!

SHERRY HART said...

Holy smokes....I could do shop in there! Look at the goodies!

Red Gate Farm said...

I have a car and a truck in my garage but I'd much rather have some of this furniture! How fun... oh how I wish I live just a little bit closer :)

~Chris

NanaDiana said...

Ummmm...You don't really want to know what is in my garage, do you? I have a little "room" out there that is packed full...uh-huh. Great looking buffet and desk! xo Diana

Twice Nice said...

I have 2 cars in the garage, on a good day we can get 3 in. But then I hav 5+ car garages! Still I wouldn't mind shopping in Karla's garage! You go Karla!

Nana Moon Shop said...

I love that blue! My garage looks similar to this. Full of furniture to paint and lots and lots of chairs. I thought I was the only one :)

Cyndi ✪ Blue Star said...

Ha! Unfortunately my garage looks like Karla's garage. I WISH I could fit my car in there!

Korrie@RedHenHome said...

One car, and then a lot of other STUFF! A little furniture, and a few power tools ;-) I would like to play in your friend's garage for sure!

Ali Richardson said...

Oh wow! That desk turned out so so beautiful! The perfect shade of blue :)
Oooooh, that garage makes me feel happy!

Terry said...

Well as luck would have it, we just built a new two car garage to house my furniture and other projects to be redone or made. I would love to go through her garage.

Andi @ Jane of all crafts said...

I want her garage!! Or just the stuff in it :) Pretty blue desk!

Classy Clutter said...

GORGEOUS!! Thanks for linking up!!

xoxo, Mallory

GirlRural.com said...

This makes my nostalgic. Before I had my son I was a garage sale and flea market junkie with antique booths scattered over SoCal. I long to get back into my furniture purchasing/distressing days!

Lolly Jane said...

WHAT! I want to shop in there, too!!! :)

I have a bunch of unfinished projects in my garage that are slowly getting done. No sweet furniture finds though ;)

Happy weekend to you!

PS: Thanks for linking up with us, as always!
XOXO

Katie said...

Wow! I wish my garage looked like that! Amazing! And I love the blue desk! It looks amazing!

CJ - Juniper and Roses said...

Mine is very similar although there are a few pieces in Karla's garage that I wish were in mine! CJ

Sarah AKA The Thriftress said...

I want to shop Karla's garage! Of course, my garage has a similar look already. But I'm always looking for more stuff to put in there!

Peggy57 said...

Wow I wish I had a neighbor like Karla! Oh gosh I think I am Karla lol. The desk is just lovely and the color is beautiful I know she is going to love her gift. Thanks for sharing.

Hannah said...

Found you from the Classy Clutter Linky Party. What an amazing transformation! Beautiful! Newest follower : )

Justine said...

Stopping by from the Pink Sundays Hop! http://queenofsavings.com

katy said...

Hi Elizabeth, Loving that blue, so classic looking.

Balancing said...

holy moly that is a lot of furniture in your garage! The desk turned out great!

Karla said...

These pictures actually made me laugh out loud. REALLY the garage isn't as bad as it looks. Seriously. Let's hope there isn't a stong wind. Can I get the piles any higher? As least I can park my car on the other side...

Shannon@vintagerestyled said...

I want that dresser and am always in need of some chairs! Love it all. Kinda looks like my garage and storage spacee. Ugh too much stuff!

driftwoodesign said...

I wish I had a garage, but then again what would it look like. Having limited space for everything keeps me in check and things managable (lol and clean).
Kristy @ 4 the love of WOOD

Eileen said...

Love the desk, I think you did the perfect amount of distressing. Wow I would love to have a garage that big!

VintageMauve.com said...

What a beautiful transformation!

Hope you'll link up to my Monday Link party! :-)

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Cheers,
Jessica

The Retail DiYet said...

I want to shop in that garage also! I love the desk!

Kim Brison said...

Boy, oh boy does that look fun, I just repainted some furniture this weekend, can't wait to do my blogpost on it! xxoo

Our Delightful Home said...

Great transformation! Thanks for linking up at Show Me What You Got Tuesday's at www.ourdeligtfulhome.blogspot.com.

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Emily @ The Diligent One said...

Oh my goodness, I wanna go to Karla's garage!! :)

Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal said...

I love that buffet! And I love Karla's garage. She has some great stuff in there. I have junk in mine!

Miss Gracie's House said...

Isn't paint just awesome?! The desk turned out so good!
Rene'

Jacque n Matt Knowlton said...
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Jacque n Matt Knowlton said...

Hahahaha this looks JUST like our garage (no room for cars though) Only half of ours is primed just sitting there all sad waiting for some paint love!

We re-did a desk very similar to this and I won't lie I think it is one of my favorite projects! I love yours, great color! (http://www.thediyvillage.com/2011/12/refinished-desk-project.html?show)

Decor & Harmony @ 4290 said...

Such a terrific color! I would love to rummage through all those goodies :)

mONICa and eLAINe @ Decorating Insanity said...

The color is great. What a lucky garage find. If you get a chance link up here: http://www.decoratinginsanity.com/2012/02/furniture-friday-6-and-link-party.html
xo...mONICa

Little Ladybird said...

This really caught my eye! I love the blue colour and the black handles!

Latoya @ The Scott's Crib said...

I am love with this makeover, makes me wish I hadn't gave up on my desk so soon. Do you know that my crazy self actually got mad at my desk after a 6 month re-do and through it to the curb? Sigh, I really wish I had it now lol:) Anywho, I would love to invite you to my cheap finds and transformations party, it's perfect for folks like you with major makeover skills:) Here's the link in case you're interested, have a marvelous week!

http://www.thescottscrib.com/2012/01/lathrifta-strikes-gold-lathriftas-cheap.html

Six Sisters said...

Great makeover!! We loved having you link up to "Strut Your Stuff Saturday." We hope to have you back again soon!! -The Sisters

very merry vintage style said...

I want that first buffet too! Thanks for linking up to Share the Love Wednesday at Very Merry Vintage Style!
Mary