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DIY Rustic Chic Industrial Bartsool Desk

 HI Friends!

Happy Thursday!

Do you ever have a project that just comes together seamlessly?

Every ONCE in a while it happens for me & when it does I get giddy inside.

So here is a little back story…..

My family room is a large space that is used for many purposes,

a desk is something I had wanted to make/build for this room for a while.

I had  something all together different in mind but as I went for a run one morning I saw

a pair of metal barstools and remembered THIS post from one of my favorite furniture bloggers.

Then a few days later I found a beautifully worn, large shutter door that was original to a beach house from the 1930’s at THIS shop.

Apparently it had been hidden in the attic for the last 60 years.

I love when things I create have a story,

pretty darn cool!

So I had my essentials & this is what I came up with……


City Farmhouse-Rustic Industrial DIY Barstool Desk


City Farmhouse Barstools + Vintage Beach House Shutter Door = Desk wds

City Farmhouse barstool desk


City Farmhouse-Rustic Industrial DIY Barstool Desk Side View

City Farmhouse-Rustic Industrial DIY Barstool Desk-Damask Chair

City Farmhouse-Rustic Industrial DIY Barstool Desk-Details

City Farmhouse-Rustic Industrial DIY Barstool Desk-Rustic Glam ChairI sprayed the stools with chrome spray paint to give more contrast.

City Farmhouse-Rustic Industrial DIY Desk

City Farmhouse-Rustic Industrial DIY Barstool Desk With Refinished Chair-Rustic Glam

Click HERE to see how I refinished these dark wood legs.

City Farmhouse-Rustic Industrial DIY Barstool Desk With Vintage Shutter Door TopI simply framed out the top to make it looked finished.

I had a cream color in mind for the frame but as I added the undercoat of stain I found that I really liked it:).

So I added a few more layers of different stains to give that rustic look.

City Farmhouse Barstools + Vintage Beach House Shutter Door = DIY Desk

I love how it turned out & it fits perfectly in our family room:).


CMH2 Home Collage Words Feature

Early registration is open for Creatively Made Home{Home for the Holidays}!

Fall is right around the corner and a time when many of us start making

our homes warm and cozy for the seasons and holidays ahead.

We all want to create authentic moments with our friends and family.

We all desire for the ones we love to leave our homes knowing that they were welcomed and loved.

My hope is that this course will help you to slow down and find the joy and beauty in the holidays.

You will be able to watch beautiful videos with gift giving ideas, decorating projects and favorite family recipes.

You will walk away inspired as you hear about the traditions and special moments from their childhood and how they create special moments with their families today.

CM2 round collage NAME WHITE

Take a look at this line up of amazing women who will be teaching along with me.

For more information click HERE.


Class begins October 15th,

 the early registration rate of $48 is until August 26th,

after that, it goes up to the regular cost of $58.

I hope to see you there!

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    1. Thank you Dria! I love that too, it gives it character & presence:). Off to see what you have been building!

  1. This is FANTASTIC!! If I were guest picking for MMS – FFF THIS week instead of last week – This would be my FIRST pick!
    Right up my alley – and beautiful photos and styling as well. I love everything about it!! Repuropsed – beautiful – useful – industrial – perfection!!
    (i’m going to follow along with you – maybe we have similar taste!)

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