Sunday, January 22, 2012

A Stainless Steel Look ~ Desk Redo

Inspiration strikes at the home improvement store!  I obviously have a thing for metal (and desks).  Whether it's metallic wax or the real thing, I like it.  So what does that lead to while walking around the home improvement store?  Here is what I laid my little eyes on.... Flashing!  What's better than a big roll of metal?  Ohhhh so many possibilities!


OK so Flashing is that stuff you use on your roof, right?  Looks that way from the picture on the roll.  I couldn't tell you what to do with it there, but, I can tell you lots of things to do with it inside!
Here is one of the things I saw when I looked at it. 
A desk redo!

Here was the desk before.


and... here it is now! 



The Flashing I used was a relatively thin roll of aluminum, which is perfect for creating a stainless steel look.  The cool thing is you can cut it with metal sheet scissors.  Just measure, mark, and cut your pieces, then attach them with nailhead trim.


Of course my trusty "Silver Leaf" Rub n' Buff went around the small trim pieces for a more seamless look.











How cool is that?  It's super reflective!  But just like your refrigerator, you do have to clean off your finger prints.
So what do you think?

Smiles!
~Renew Redo~

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41 comments:

  1. you amaze me with your ideas! this is so very cool - I have a thing for desks too.. I have just run out of room for furniture in my house! Oh, and I found my mid-century dresser! I'll post about it in a couple of days :D

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    1. Awhh thanx Kelli! Cool, can't wait to check it out. I love new finds! : )

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  2. Incredible-- this may one of the best furniture before and afters I have seen in a long time-- LOVE IT!!!!! ~Kelly

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    1. Awhh thanxs! That's always nice to hear!

      Smiles!

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  3. This is awesome! You are a woman after my own heart....I'm always wandering the aisles of Home Depot thinking of what creative things I can do with the stuff I see. I can't tell you how many times I've looked at those rolls of flashing and wondered...now you've given me inspiration!

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  4. This is amazing. I love it. What a transformation. How did you adhere it to the desk?

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    1. I used strips of nailhead trim. I ordered it online from http://www.beaconfabric.com/vindex.html?cat148.htm
      Hope that helps!

      Smiles!

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  5. This is amazing - looks so PRO !! I love it !!

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  6. Genius !!!! What did you use to "glue" it on? Liquid Nails??

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    1. I attached the flashing with nailhead trim. I used the kind that comes in a roll. I guess it's more like, faux nailhead trim. I got it online from here.http://www.beaconfabric.com/vindex.html?cat148.htm

      Smiles!

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  7. okay, did you really cut the metal with that tool and not draw blood??? would scoring w/ a knife have worked? obviously, i need a step by step photo tutorial. today.

    oh, yes, i'm totally stalking you now.

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    1. It's easy to cut! Cuts like butta. Blogs are the one thing you can stalk without having a restraining order placed against you, so.... stalk away! lol

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  8. This is SO amazing! Absolutely love it.

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  9. Incredible makeover! Wow! So super cool!
    To be clear, when you said the trim around the desk, do you mean all the grooved wood pieces? Like the beveled edge of the desktop?
    Thanks!
    Becca

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  10. This is just the coolest thing I have seen in furniture in a long time. I can't believe this is flashing! I am wondering if you can age it too like you can with zinc! I am getting some flashing at Home Depot, today!! Visiting from DIY showoff.

    PS I host a linky party every Friday-Sunday, I would LOVE it if you would come by and link this up. By the way, we share a similar name. "Redoux"!

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    1. Hmmm, don't know about the aging. I haven't tried that. Let me know how it turns out if you do!

      Smiles!

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  11. OMG! this is incredible! And so original! I just found your blog from Whisper Wood Cottage, and now you're on my favorites list! This desk is stunning, I can't get over it. I just gilded a chair in gold leaf (http://www.brittanymakes.com/brittanymakes/2012/01/gild-a-chair-in-gold.html ) but it's nothing compared to this!

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  12. Wow! Truly amazing!!! Thank you for the inspiration to tackle my own project! Following you from Whispering Wood Cottage...will for sure continue to check out your projects!

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  13. Love, Love, Love it!! I have a question it looks like you redid the legs of the desk. The before and after legs are different. I have a very similar desk and wanted to see how you tackled the feet.
    Thank you!!
    Kelly

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    1. Hi Kelly! The curved decorative pieces at the bottom of the desk in the before picture, were attached with what looked to be finishing nails so I just pulled the pieces off... well, actually, knocked them off with a hammer.

      Hope that helps!
      Smiles!

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  14. Any way to get a step by step guide, id like to do that toa floor cabinet that i just bought

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    1. I'll see what I can do! Just have to find another piece of furniture first! : )

      Smiles!

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  15. Thanks again for sharing! I am sharing at my party tomorrow!

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  16. That is really fantastic - I have to try that! I love metallic anything. Where did you get your mail heads (I know that they make them in a continuous line - which would make that job easier!). How long did it take you?

    Great project. Love your blog. Come visit mine as well. Thanks.

    Linda

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    1. Hi Linda! Thanks. I used the nailhead trim that comes in a roll. I got it online from http://www.beaconfabric.com/vindex.html?cat148.htm
      It didn't take all that long to do.
      Hope that helps.

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  17. This is such an AWESOME piece!! Gee, my SIL is a roofing contractor and I never knew you could use his supplies this way!!! :0) Thanks for sharing a great idea!

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  18. Hi! I pinned this on Pinterest, posted on fb, and featured at Creative DIYers Club. Please feel free to grab the feature button :)

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  19. Really amazing! I'm following you now and on Pinterest too!

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  20. oh my gosh, this is incredible!!! do they have a nobel prize for furniture redoing? cuz this could win it :)

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  21. I love this SO much. Reminds me of the fancy mirrored furniture you see in the high end furniture stores. This is really inspiring me to take some old bedroom furniture and give it a spiffy and elegant update!
    I think my 17 year old daughter would go NUTS for this!
    Thanks for sharing!!

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  22. I just found a very similar desk for $39 at a thrift store in Atlanta. I sent my daughter a photo by phone and minutes later it was in my trunk. I can't believe no one else picked it up! We can't wait to get started on our project for her new apartmemt. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  23. Very cool. I know this was a LOT of work, too! Nice job.
    -Revi

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  24. I had to share this on my new blog. Thanks for the inspiration and idea.

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  25. Love it....determined to do my desk like this TO

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  26. Absolutely cool! Found your marvelous idea when researching ideas for my kitchen - want it all stainless but can't afford it ... but now .... hummmmmmmmmmm :) Will let you know how this all comes out! - Ileen

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