1. I love it!! And umm…you can always price it a bit higher than you normally would…if it *happens* not to sell then you can use it in your daughter’s room, and if it does sell, then the higher price will make it worth it to you πŸ˜‰

  2. What a difference. I love it! Can’t wait to see how you did the design. And the gold hardware is wonderful!

  3. OH MY GOODNESS! This is perfection! I absolutely love it Julia!
    Can NOT wait to see the diy wallpaper!

    1. Thank you so much Tiffany! It kind of took me forever to draw the back.

    1. Thanks and I try to convince him to keep most things πŸ˜‰ I think he can’t hear it anymore.

  4. Gorgeous! It’s amazing what a difference just a little thing like the trim around the bottom makes, not to mention the new paint and stunning gold back! I think I’d kinda wish it didn’t sell too. πŸ˜‰

    1. It totally could get used for so many different things and thank you Patty!

    1. Haha, that would be a good trade. Your bigger one would be even better for my daughter.
      And thanks!

  5. I absolutely love it! What a transformation. Love that wallpaper. It is the perfect touch.

    So when can I come over and have a drink? haha

  6. Anonymous says:


  7. Looks so good, ours are almost twins!! The pattern that you used was another one that I was considering for it, LOVE IT! πŸ™‚

    1. Yes, they are almost twins. I can’t believe you considered this pattern too. I’ve had it on my list for so long!
      Thanks for coming over πŸ™‚

    1. It is totally me…that’s why I want to keep it and thank you so much Cassie

  8. Anonymous says:

    It’s such a lovely piece now, I clearly did not see its potential when you posted it before! And the hardware does look great too, I love the detailed picture. Best part though: the Bocksbeutel-Express has obviously arrived! Have a good time with your Vadder, Julia!
    Viele Grüße,

    1. Ha, how did you know that I call him Vadder? πŸ˜‰ Und der Bocksbeutel ist der Wein meines Vater’s. Den macht er mit seinen Kumpels.

    2. Anonymous says:

      Elefantengedächtnis…in einem deiner posts stand mal ” ( Hi Vadder ) o.s.ä.
      Dass der Wein auch noch selbstgemacht ist….like Vadder like daughter! LG

  9. Goodness girlie…this is a brilliant transformation!!! So chic!!! I love it, I love it, I love it! (picture me saying that while kicking my legs up a la the crazy lady on SNL…lol) πŸ˜‰ Jesse @ Scout & Nimble

  10. It looks fabulous Julia! wow! what a transformation! it’s beautiful, I love the color, the hardware, the wallpaper, the way you decorated it! It’s perfect Julia! Hmmm… I want it in my house too!

  11. Anonymous says:

    Great painting job! Love it!!

  12. Ok…I’m just dying over this re-do!! It is so beautiful and I might have to steal all your ideas!!! I have been looking for a similar piece of furniture for my entryway I can DIY (just a little shorter).

    Cannot wait to see how you did the back of the bookcase!!!



  13. wow I love it! Fabulous as always. I’m guessing gold sharpie? You do wonders with those! πŸ™‚

  14. Oh, I absolutely love how this turned out, Julia! (The chunky hardware is perfect.) I’m crushing on all the gold accents–so posh! And I’m waiting on the post for the homemade wallpaper. (Was a gold sharpie involved?)

  15. Fantastic job! I love the idea of repurposing for a bar!! I would love to find something similar for my dining room! Great idea! I can’t wait to find out how you did the wallpaper!

  16. You are kidding me – this is GORGEOUS! Holy cow. So stinkin’ pretty. I would have this in my house in a second.

  17. It turned out so nice! It goes well with all your other gold accents. πŸ™‚

  18. My name is Rita says:

    This is such a beautiful transformation!

  19. Christine @ First Home...Love Life says:

    I.DIE. This is just an incredible transformation! I’d love for you to come link up this and some of your other projects at my new party!

  20. Christine @ First Home...Love Life says:

    You were among the features from last weeks House Party! Thanks so much for linking up, and the party is on once again! Hope to see you there!

  21. Jenna LaFevor says:

    You did an AMAZING job on this!! I love the white with the gold hardware against it and I love the wonderful pop of pattern in the back! I, too, would have an incredibly hard time parting with this beauty! Pinning!

  22. I saw this on Pinterest and had to check it out b/c I see things like this all the time at thrift stores, but I don’t have the eye for potential like you obviously have! Incredible! I especially love that it’s a desk because I’ve been wanting to downsize our desk for a long time and this would be the perfect solution! Pinning for sure…

    1. I wish I would find another one at a thrift store. Haven’t seen one since and this one sold so quickly.

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