Thursday, September 22, 2011

A Pottery Barn Desk Reveal and $50 cash GIVEAWAY!!

Rhett and I have become mall rats. 

Arizona is still 95 degrees or above and that's better than 117 degrees, but still too hot to spend a lot of time outside. 

So we go play at the mall. Rhett has his play place and I have mine...Pottery Barn. 

I love sitting on their chairs and ogling over their lampshades and pillows and, well everything. 

One thing I love most about their furniture is how natural it is with its stains and finishes.

So when we picked up this piece it was so obvious that no paint would touch it. 



The desk was weather beaten, dirty and kind of crusty. 
But as we started sanding we discovered a diamond in the rough. 

After some wood oil and a little stain we saw this. 




It is probably one of my favorite pieces. 

I seriously feel smarter when I sit in front of her. 

Ahh the power of beautiful furniture. :)

Staining can be more difficult than painting, but the outcome is usually stunning and timeless. 

PS I'll be doing a post next week on some tips for working with stain. 

For more info look under the For Sale tab at the top of the page. 

-----------------------------------------------------------------------------

And now for the GIVEAWAY!!

$50 CASH 

Yes, seriously cash. For you! 

Why? Because we love you! 

For each of the following, you get one entry. 

( Please make sure to leave a separate comment for each entry }

1. Follow 551 East

2. Put our button on your blog for 2 EXTRA entries.

3.  Post about the giveaway on your Facebook

4. Post about the giveaway on your blog

5. Like us on Facebook

And that's all! 

The giveaway will run until Monday October 3rd with a winner announced that evening.

Good luck!! 

Pin It

184 comments:

  1. I put your button on my new blog: woodenparlor.blogspot.com.

    ReplyDelete
  2. I follow - because I think you're awesome, not because I want $50 but who am I kidding?! $50 would be awesome. Except I'd do something lame like pay bills with it. No, no I would not. I would go get some cheese ravioli and breadsticks with alfredo at Olive Garden.

    ReplyDelete
  3. the desk is gorgeous! i follw you... count me in! ; )

    ReplyDelete
  4. Arizona is much too hot. I should be down in Tucson, but I ran away to San Diego.

    Your work is beautiful.

    ReplyDelete
  5. I put your blog button on my blog http://calledtocreativity.blogspot.com/ entry #1

    ReplyDelete
  6. I put your blog button on my blog http://calledtocreativity.blogspot.com/ entry #2

    ReplyDelete
  7. I blogged about your giveaway here: http://calledtocreativity.blogspot.com/2011/09/giveaway.html

    ReplyDelete
  8. I would love some fancy new brushes with my $50....I love following you blog!

    ReplyDelete
  9. http://koreegrace.blogspot.com/2011/09/win-50.html

    Posted about this on my (way outdated) blog!

    ReplyDelete
  10. I saw a desk almost identical to this beat to heck on someone's porch today. It took everything I had not to walk up on the porch and ask if I could have it.

    I'm a follower - thanks for a shot at the title!

    ReplyDelete
  11. your button is on my blog! www.foreverfoyston.blogspot.com!

    ReplyDelete
  12. your button is on my blog! www.foreverfoyston.blogspot.com!

    ReplyDelete
  13. I love this piece. I love the look of the natural wood and how pretty this is! I bet it makes you smarter to sit in front of it!

    ReplyDelete
  14. 1. Follow 551 East-- Done

    2. Put our button on your blog for 2 EXTRA entries. --Done

    5. Like us on Facebook--Done

    Love the new desk the wood is amazing!!!

    ReplyDelete
  15. I follow you! Love the desk btw, turned out great!

    ReplyDelete
  16. love the desk! oh my, the top is amazing! i'm working on a mid-century piece and am leaving the scab-free drawers raw...so beautiful! you've inspired me to finish it today!!

    amy, your newest follower!

    ReplyDelete
  17. I subscribe through your RSS feed and love to get that email!! :)

    ReplyDelete
  18. Your desk is beautiful! I'm a follower on your blog!

    ReplyDelete
  19. I like you on Facebook! Thanks for the chance on your generous giveaway. Have a great weekend.

    ReplyDelete
  20. I follow your blog via gfc as Dee :)

    deeg131 at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  21. I like you on fb as Dee G

    deeg131 at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  22. I shared on fb as Dee G https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=260203280687182&id=1449584700

    deeg131 at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  23. Hi I am a new follower of 551 East via google friend connect

    ReplyDelete
  24. I put your button on my blog. www.ascrappydream.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  25. I also posted about the giveaway on my facebook fan page. http://www.facebook.com/pages/Pinkclouds-Designs/194012743949662

    ReplyDelete
  26. I shared about this giveaway on my blog. www.ascrappydream.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  27. I like you on facebook:) PS. Love your blog!

    ReplyDelete
  28. It is really an amazing information and gives the lot of knowledge about degree. It is the actual thing that i was looking for. It helps me a lot.
    Online Diploma

    ReplyDelete
  29. I just liked you on fb... didn't realize you were there till now. I could use a few more likes on my page: http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000741681660#!/pages/Deztography-Las-Cruces-Portrait-Photographer/209025129159330

    ReplyDelete
  30. Hello,
    Just discovered your blog! Love the transformation on the desk - looks marvelous! I am your newest follower! Great Giveaway!
    Kathy

    ReplyDelete
  31. Great job on the desk! You made it into a beauty!

    I am following you via the email subscription link. I tried to follow the other way and keep having problems...

    Great giveaway! I'd love to win!

    Pam

    ReplyDelete
  32. Wow what a great piece of furniture. I just became a follower. Can't wait to see more.

    ReplyDelete
  33. I follow you via Google Reader because your pieces are always lovely. :o)

    ReplyDelete
  34. I LIKE you on Facebook. :)

    I'm the Pam above... Not sure why the link to my blog didn't work, but I think it's working now.

    Thanks for the chance to win!

    Pam

    ReplyDelete
  35. Thank you for the chance to win.
    xo bj
    oops, I just nearly clicked off and would have lost the comment, when I saw your word verif. come up. Didn't know if you knew it was on or not.:)

    ReplyDelete
  36. Thank you so much for such a generous giveaway...I'd love to win. I am now a happy follower. Love the desk you refinished!

    ReplyDelete
  37. Oh I am now following your blog so count me in on the generous giveaway!

    ReplyDelete
  38. That desk cleaned up beautifully! I love the different tones to the wood. Great job. Thanks for sharing and for hosting this generous giveaway. I'm a new follower.

    ReplyDelete
  39. Tweeted your giveaway - http://twitter.com/#!/RhettDidnt/status/118482439185235968

    ReplyDelete
  40. This comment has been removed by the author.

    ReplyDelete
  41. Shared on FB - http://www.facebook.com/RhettDidntGiveADamn/posts/267022136651625

    ReplyDelete
  42. I'm happily following along! And I'd love some tips on using stain. It scares me a bit. Paint just seems so much easier!

    ReplyDelete
  43. I am a new follower!
    Stacey of Embracing Change

    ReplyDelete
  44. I placed your button on my blog! Check it out!
    Stacey of Embracing Change

    ReplyDelete
  45. I liked you on Facebook!
    Stacey of Embracing Change

    ReplyDelete
  46. I follow your blog. I soooo love how her makeover looks...beautiful wood!!

    Blessings,
    Linda

    ReplyDelete
  47. Thanks for stopping by my blog! I'm your newest follower! And I love the desk!

    ReplyDelete
  48. I just followed your blog...love the desk!

    ReplyDelete
  49. Your button is now on my blog! Check it out here: http://www.michelleleachart.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  50. I posted about the giveaway on FB: http://www.facebook.com/mgleach.

    ReplyDelete
  51. Hi! Thanks so much for your sweet comments about my Sunburst Mirror! Made my day. Very cool blog you've got yourself. I'm your newest follower! :) Thanks for the giveaway invite!
    shannonsews.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  52. I'm a follower via gfc. Thanks for inviting me over and what a great giveaway. Have a great day!

    ReplyDelete
  53. thanks for such a nice post. In indian small scale industries, funiture is very popular commodity. On internet you can found lot of manufacturers & suppliers of furnitures.

    ReplyDelete
  54. And I liked your facebook page...looking forward to keeping up with your work!

    ReplyDelete
  55. I'm already a follower. Have been for a while. Love ya.

    ReplyDelete
  56. Thanks for the invite! I'm following now. (would love a follow back if you want)

    Kelli @ TheTurquoisePiano.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  57. Beautiful desk redo! Smart choice on not painting it!

    I'm already a follower! :)

    ReplyDelete
  58. I posted your button on my blog sidebar!

    ReplyDelete
  59. I just posted about your giveaway on Facebook. http://www.facebook.com/pages/Shabby-Love/188998027826178?sk=wall

    ReplyDelete
  60. I'm now following your blog!

    Marianne :)

    ReplyDelete
  61. I'm following you by e-mail!

    Marianne :)

    ReplyDelete
  62. I liked you on facebook!

    Marianne :)

    ReplyDelete
  63. I posted your button on my blog sidebar!

    Marianne :)

    ReplyDelete
  64. And I love your desk makeover!

    Marianne :)

    ReplyDelete
  65. Hi 551,
    I'm your newest follower!
    Susan@ homeroad.net

    ReplyDelete
  66. I am already a follower
    Posted on FB
    Liked on FB
    give away posted to my blog,
    button is in my side bar

    ReplyDelete
  67. WOW! You brought that desk back to life! It looks beautiful! I am your newest follower:)

    ReplyDelete
  68. I'm a new follower - what a fabulous & generous giveaway! Thank you so much :)

    ReplyDelete
  69. This is an amazing transformation! I love the desk! Thanks for the invitation to the giveaway! I am anew follower and I'm on my way to Facebook!

    ReplyDelete
  70. Thanks for stopping by my blog! I am your newest follower. I love the result of this desk!

    Emily

    ReplyDelete
  71. Thsi desk rocks! glad I found your blog! New Follower :)
    Lina
    Fancy Frugal Life

    ReplyDelete
  72. The desk is gorgeous!
    I am a follower!

    ReplyDelete
  73. Your transformation is really beautiful!

    Thank you for linking to Potpourri Friday. I appreciated your participation. Sorry I'm so tardy in commenting, but I've been away for the past four days. Hope to see you again this week! Nest time, please put a link to my Blog within the body of your party post so that everyone can join in on the party fun! See you Friday!

    ReplyDelete
  74. I am a follower and hope you will consider the same!

    ReplyDelete
  75. I have added your button to my sidebar!

    ReplyDelete
  76. I have posted about your giveaway on my sidebar!

    ReplyDelete
  77. i love the warm toned took of this piece, julia! am now a follower!

    ReplyDelete
  78. I'm your newest follower! What an awesome giveaway! Thanks for stopping by my blog. I'm excited to see more of yours. ;)

    Kim@Little Rays of Sunshine
    morrowsunshine.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  79. Following you! Love the dresser redo!

    ReplyDelete
  80. Liked you on FB! I'm having a giveaway on my blog as well for a Dremel Saw Max. I'd love it if you entered!

    ReplyDelete
  81. Hi, Julia

    Love your new and improved desk. I am a new follower.

    Vanessa

    ReplyDelete
  82. I tweeted about your giveaway.

    Vanessa

    ReplyDelete
  83. following 551 east via email!
    CathyB pbprojecthope at yahoo dot com

    ReplyDelete
  84. following on FB!
    CathyB pbprojecthope at yahoo dot com

    ReplyDelete
  85. new follower via GFC!
    CathyB pbprojecthope at yahoo dot com

    ReplyDelete
  86. Awesome find! We follow you too- theroosterandthehen

    ReplyDelete
  87. Thank you for linking up! I love this piece- the two wood tones really take it over the top. Now, I'm going to read the rules of your giveaway- I NEED to win!! haha!

    ReplyDelete
  88. I posted your button on my side bar labeled with giveaway

    ReplyDelete
  89. http://www.facebook.com/pages/Momma-Hen/123880607653210 - FB shout out!

    ReplyDelete
  90. I like you on Facebook - not just because of the giveaway! I love connecting with bloggers on Facebook. It seems more personal. Thank you for the opportunity to enter your giveaway!

    ReplyDelete
  91. Hi, Thanks for the sweet comment on my desk. Your desk came out beautiful! I just became your follower :)

    ReplyDelete
  92. Posted about you on my blog. Love love love and miss you. Send me rhett?

    ReplyDelete
  93. Newest follower! Thanks for inviting me over :)

    ReplyDelete
  94. I never win anything, but what the hay, I'm gonna go for it. I'm following you!

    ReplyDelete
  95. I shared the giveaway on my Facebook page as well!

    ReplyDelete
  96. I put your blog button on my homepage as well!

    ReplyDelete
  97. This is my second post for the blog button on my homepage...whew..that's a lot of comments! I'm crossing my fingers! Mama needs fiddy bucks!

    ReplyDelete
  98. I am so excited to be your newest follower!! Adore your site and would of course love to win!

    I have joined Fall in Love with your Home at Laura's

    xoxo
    Karena
    Art by Karena

    ReplyDelete
  99. Oh and I am also you newest friend on Facebook!

    I have joined Fall in Love with your Home at Laura's

    xoxo
    Karena
    Art by Karena

    ReplyDelete
  100. I added a link to this giveaway on my Facebook page.

    ReplyDelete
  101. Nice job! You are smarter, cause you saw how beautiful it could be!
    Susanne.

    ReplyDelete
  102. I follow 551 East on GFC via Twitter(Deanna G.)


    calidreamin87 (at) gmail (dot) com

    ReplyDelete
  103. Posted on Facebook:

    http://www.facebook.com/calidreamin87/posts/168561299896671


    calidreamin87 (at) gmail (dot) com

    ReplyDelete
  104. I like you on Facebook. (Deanna Cali)


    calidreamin87 (at) gmail (dot) com

    ReplyDelete
  105. I'm your newest follower!
    Briana @ babblingsandmore.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  106. I like 551 on FB! (Brittany Kay) naturallythriftymom(at)hotmail(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  107. I posted about your giveaway on my FB! Brittany kay is my FB. naturallythriftymom(at)hotmail(dot)com Here is the permalink: http://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=258912167481342&id=100002794000045

    ReplyDelete
  108. I'm following on GFC! (Naturallythriftymom) naturallythriftymom(at)hotmail(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  109. posted on facebook about your giveaway

    ReplyDelete
  110. First, the desk is stunning. I love paint too, but there is something timeless about a stained piece, isn't there?

    and, seriously, giving away $50? you guys are awesome. Of course I follow your blog.

    ReplyDelete
  111. And now I follow you on fb too!

    ReplyDelete
  112. And I've liked you on Facebook, too.

    ReplyDelete
  113. Nice job on the desk! I also liked you on Facebook!

    ReplyDelete
  114. That is such a naturally beautiful piece - so fresh!
    Thanks for linking up to the Creative Inspirations party - please come back Thursday to link up again!
    Stacey of Embracing Change

    ReplyDelete
  115. This article presents clear idea in support of the new users of blogging, that really how to do blogging and site-building.


    My site; Payday Loans Online

    ReplyDelete
  116. Hi friends how are you hope you all fine I am share with you some tips hope you like it. Before heading out to buy patio or lawn furniture, analyze the space where it will go. Think about what you'll need it for: Is it for lavish dinner parties or quiet newspaper-and-coffee mornings? Does the space get a ton of sun? Will the furniture be sitting on grass or on a hard surface? Your answers will help determine if you need an umbrella or if you need a lighter weight furniture for grassy spots. It can also help you decide if you need a large table and chairs or just a simple set of comfy chairs with an end table between them. If you're buying a table for a patio or deck, measure the space that you're planning to fill. Keep in mind that the chairs around a table take up an additional 24 inches of space. And then you'll need an extra 24 to 36 inches from the back of the chairs to be able to walk around. Before you buy, go home with the furniture measurements and use chalk to draw the dimensions on your patio or deck to get an idea of whether it will all fit in the space.
    outdoor furniture clearance

    ReplyDelete
  117. if i get chance i will buy this.But i was not there at that time. I have purchased some Outdoor Furniture Perth a few days ago. they have some great collection also.

    ReplyDelete
  118. QUANTUM BINARY SIGNALS

    Professional trading signals delivered to your mobile phone daily.

    Follow our trades right now & make up to 270% per day.

    ReplyDelete
  119. เกมส์สุดฟิน เล่นได้เงินจริง สล็อตออนไลน์
    pussy888 แสนสนุกไม่มีเบื่อ

    https://www.slotxd.com/pussy888

    ReplyDelete
  120. ทำเงินได้ง่าย ๆ จากเกมออนไลน์ เล่นง่ายได้จริง
    ทั้ง สล็อตออนไลน์ และยิงปลาออนไลน์ จาก pgslot

    พร้อมระบบฝากถอนอัตโนมัติ ไม่มีขั้นต่ำ
    สมาชิกใหม่รับโบนัส สล็อตออนไลน์เครดิตฟรี ที่นี่ที่เดียว

    https://www.slotkkk.com/pgslot

    ReplyDelete
  121. Thank you for sharing such a awesome article. I love it.Check Office Furniture Miami

    ReplyDelete
  122. Do you need an urgent loan of any kind? Loans to liquidate debts or need to loan to improve your business have you been rejected by any other banks and financial institutions? Do you need a loan or a mortgage? This is the place to look, we are here to solve all your financial problems. We borrow money for the public. Need financial help with a bad credit in need of money. To pay for a commercial investment at a reasonable rate of 3%, let me use this method to inform you that we are providing reliable and helpful assistance and we will be ready to lend you. Contact us today by email: daveloganloanfirm@gmail.com Call/Text: +1(501)800-0690 And whatsapp: +1 (501) 214‑1395

    NEED A LOAN?
    Ask Me.

    ReplyDelete

I really appreciate all of your thoughts and comments! They bring a smile to my face!