Recreated Desk: Coral Claragail

Do you recall I posted about this wicked cool desk I found at a yard sale the other week?
Quite a beauty and bargain at $15. 
I drove by this pretty desk and spotted her. 
I hit the brakes and did a quick U-turn. 
I loved her before I knew her price. 
Funny thing is there was a young boy there (maybe 10) trying to sell her to me.  Funny boy.  What he didn’t know is that she was already purchased in my mind.  He said in an exasperated fashion as I picked her up later in the day “We are just glad someone bought it because we didn’t want it sitting around anymore.”
I chuckled to myself.

The truth is that most people do not always see what I see.
They see an old ugly desk missing a pull that  is a waste of space.
I see sheer beauty.
I am thankful for the ability to see past the surface appearance of a pice of furniture into the potential of what it could be.
We DIY’ers and makeover artists have this amazing gift.
This desk was in excellent shape and upon inspection, I noticed her Bassett Furniture tag.
She was mising a 5 inch pull and I knew I wouldn’t likely be able to find a match for her original hardware so I implemented Plan B.
Knobs from Anthropologie.
All she really needed was little sassified…
and some coral.

And that, my friends, is a tale of a beautiful gal that simply
needed a little makeup.
She is headed to The Blessed Nest for sale!
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  1. You made a really cute desk.

  2. WOW – breathtaking!!!!
    I have a customer who is asking me to source a few things for her – and everything I find she declines – says she would like something more like the stuff I do, lol – NO VISION – a terrible disorder
    This is absolutely stunning – the coral – the zebra – a match made in heaven.
    You really are something else!!!
    Big hugs,

  3. oh gosh!! how can you bare to get rid of this beauty!!!! LOVE what you did!!!

  4. i LOVE it! coral is so hot right now! i painted my own desk a reddish coral a few months ago, and then i saw you and suzy painted coral desks today that are both awesome! so fun!

  5. i LOVE it! coral is so hot right now! i painted my own desk a reddish coral a few months ago, and then i saw you and suzy painted coral desks today that are both awesome! so fun!

  6. I got a vanity for $15 bucks the other day too! queen anne style which i’m fixing to work more as a desk/craft storage! love the circles and how they mimic the knobs.

  7. My daughter recently found one out for the trash!! Love the bright color…very brave and effective!!

  8. That color is divine! Love the treatment on the drawer fronts too. Beautiful!

  9. Love it, love it, love it! The little details on the drawers are perfect!

  10. Oh my goodness Stacey, this turned out absolutely fabulous!! I love it, great job!!

    – Fotini { }

  11. My youngest daughter wants a vanity for her room. This would be perfect! I’m going to have to be on the lookout for a piece of furniture like this that I can makeover. I love the circle details, too!

  12. She’d be right at home next to the reef penning letters from the coast.


  13. What a sweet desk redo! This desk has such great features and they really stand out now with your fun paint job!

  14. Good eye and nice color. Yard sales can be such a gift, can’t they? Love what you did with what you found.

  15. So cute, my daughter has been asking for a makeup/dressing table and I had never thought of a desk. I think I will be on the lookout for a fixer upper. Thanks for sharing!

  16. This is the perfect colour for this desk! Super, dupa gorgeous!

  17. Another HUGE fan of coral (I posted the coral nightstand at P&P). What a steal of a deal on this desk…my daughter has been looking for one and she would love yours! Absolutely stunning!

    I too, have a “vision” that most can’t see, lol! I get some pretty weird looks at some of the stuff I pick up!

  18. Love this desk! Love the color choice! I also love your writing style. Fantastic work!

    Have a happy week!

  19. Wow! You have an amazing eye. What a find and what a transformation! I love it!!!

  20. Beautiful job. I have a Blog Hop, and I would love it if you would link this post. You can find it at
    It is called Wednesdays Adorned From Above Blog Hop.
    I hope to see you there. Have a great Day.
    Debi Bolocofsky
    Adorned From Above

  21. I absolutely love it! I love the color and the circle details you added beside the fact that its just a lovely desk to begin with. Thanks so much for sharing. I love for you to come by and share at Totally Transformed Tuesday! I know my readers would love it. Hope to see you there. Peggy :-)

  22. Love love love the color and the circle details..
    It looks amazing!!
    over from MMS.

  23. I love the transformation ~ so beautiful now!!! Blessings ~ Judy

  24. I love this color! This will be featured tomorrow over at

  25. What a great find! I’m still searching for the perfect piece of second hand furniture to re-do. Perhaps I lack the necessary vision, and keep overlooking real gems!

  26. such a beautiful desk! and what a bargain! I love the coral you chose.. what is the brand and name? I am so glad I found your blog.. I am your newest follower! If you have a chance I would love for you to come check out mine!


  27. Cute! I love thrifty deals and making them a one of a kind creation! Please come hang out and link up to our link party “Home is Where the Heart is” Please feel free to link up any posts you might want to share! :)

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