Vintage Desk & Hutch Makeover {Giveaway from Cutting Edge Stencils & Evie Ivy Typography Signs}

 Happy Monday & an even Happier Memorial Day!

My birthday was just a few days ago and I thought it’d be awesome to have a giveaway to celebrate!

About 18 months ago I bought this desk and hutch from a family who was moving away. I planned on buying a whole set, but when I got there not all of the pieces were what they said they were online…Happen to anyone before?! The guy was really nice and I was thrilled to walk away with this piece—not the color though.
It was black and silver and chipping and scratched, but I let it sit and be my computer desk for too long.
I saw this stencil at Cutting Edge Stencils and the light bulb finally went on!
Plus, I discovered the cutest shop at Queen Bee Market called Evie Ivy!
Jenny is so sweet and I couldn’t wait to put this on my desk. The colors helped inspire the desk.
Going from black to white took a lot of work.
I stripped and sanded and tried stripping again.
Not all of the black even came off, but about 80% did.
Blues, greens, and yellows are making me happy at the moment.
Stand from Home Goods and thread from Red Heart.
I can’t believe how many colors they offer.
My husband and I decided we don’t want the computer back on here so for now it is taking care of my random party supplies and craft supplies that I would like out of reach from the kids.
Glass, twine, paint, straws, and bags are what’s inside.
Love this picture of my girls from Lora Knight Photography and journal from Nichole.
It’s all about the detail and this piece had a lot of it.
This was a gift from my sweet friend Angela after we attended SNAP together.
Print is from Mustard & Grey, Sandy’s shop is so darling!


There you have it! I love how it turned out!
I’m obsessed with the paint I used for this piece. It was my first time trying out Benjamin Moore and I used Mascarpone {white} and Water Drops {blue}
Now for the giveaway:
1 lucky winner will win
$50 to Cutting Edge Stencils
a Be Kind sign from Evie Ivy
Good luck!
Giveaway will go from May 27th-June 11th.
Open to US & Canada.

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89 responses to “Vintage Desk & Hutch Makeover {Giveaway from Cutting Edge Stencils & Evie Ivy Typography Signs}”

  1. This is absolutely adorable!! I love what you did with it! It is so much brighter and cuter!!

  2. Alicia Owens says:

    I would stencil my laundry nook!

    aliciaowens85 at yahoo dot com

  3. Jill says:

    I would love to stencil one of my bathrooms. Thank you.

  4. Naomi Peffer says:

    I love this makeover! Great work girl! It went from super heavy looking to light and easy!

  5. Christina says:

    I would like to win the desk too! Hehe. Just playing. It turned out amazing!

  6. Christina says:

    I would like to win the desk too! Hehe. Just playing. It turned out amazing!

  7. Very cute! I love the transformation!!

  8. Jess S. says:

    I absolutely love what you did with that piece! It is amazing what some paint can do 😉 and all the details are gorgeous!

  9. Jess S. says:

    And I am super excited about this giveaway!

  10. Jess S. says:

    So, I posted comments before I read the details of the entries, oops… Oh well! I would stencil a print first probably since I don’t yet have my own house to decorate and I jut love all of Evie Ivy’s products. Don’t have a specific one I like best but I know I would find the perfect one!

  11. Julie says:

    SO cute! You did a great job! I know exactly where I would place the little subway sign/art!

  12. Shannon F says:

    I would love to stencil my daughter’s room. It could use some cute sprucing up!

  13. Shannon F says:

    I LOVE the “so happy together” sign! 🙂

  14. eatnapplay says:

    Great job! This is really cute! I would stencil a piece of wall art. My favorite Evie Ivy product is the “choose happy” sign!

  15. I would like to stencil the wall behind my bed.

  16. Favorite item is the surf sign.

  17. Hayley! says:

    I would love to stencil a bookshelf! I have more books than I know what do to with and it would look so cute! 😉

  18. Hayley! says:

    The “Shine On” typography sign is simply adorable!

  19. Lori says:

    I had this same desk and hutch (with the rest of the matching bedroom set) when I was a child. Trust me, it was not originally black 🙂 I love how you made it over!! The stencil is the icing on the cake. I’d love to stencil a piece of furniture also.

  20. Trisha B says:

    I would love to stencil a piece of furniture!

  21. Trisha B says:

    I love so many of the pieces in her shop. My favorite is Choose Happy

  22. This is so cute! I am new from southern charm! I would love for you to check out my blog and hopefully follow me back! Nicole

  23. I would like to stencil the back of my bookshelf!

  24. My favorite Evie Ivy sign is “Choose Happy”

  25. Allie says:

    This is so cute!! I love the transformation. 🙂

  26. I love how bright it is! Beautiful!

  27. It’s a toss up between the “I Love Us” and “Rain Drops” Evie Ivy sign.

  28. Hannah Avery says:

    Perhaps I might stencil one of my bedroom walls

    -Hannah Avery

  29. Hannah Avery says:

    I might choose the “Be Kind” one.

    -Hannah Avery

  30. I would so love to upcycle some old furniture I have and stencil but am not sure of the process. Do you have to strip off the varnish and stain on the wood or can you just sand and paint over? Your hutch turned out so beautiful and cheery!

  31. My favorite is You are my sunshine! That is what I always sang to my grandson when he was a baby! Makes me think of him.

  32. Abby Lawson says:

    What a gorgeous makeover! Such a big transformation from the black! It makes me want to go paint all of my furniture white, lol. I popped over from Tatertots and Jello…thanks for sharing!

    ~Abby =)

  33. Love your newly painted hutch desk. The colors are so fresh and lovely.
    Thanks for sharing,
    Pieced Pastimes
    PS-Would love to have you link this up to Saturday Sparks. Links open till Friday.

  34. SHEILA says:

    Such wonderful inspiration… Awesome job!!

  35. SHEILA says:

    I like to stencil furniture to give it that unique look!

  36. SHEILA says:

    Love the Turquoise Be You Tiful sign!

  37. Mara Yager says:

    I’d like to stencil a dresser!!

  38. Mara Yager says:

    So happy together is my favorite! thanks!

  39. Jen says:

    Gosh, I’m blushing. Thank you for all of the sweet comments!

    -Jenny @EvieIvy

  40. Simply gorgeous! I love the sign from Evie Ivy and the stenciling turned out beautifully! This is an amazing transformation! 🙂

    We’d love for you to share this over at Much Ado About Monday, if you get a chance.


  41. My favorite Evie Ivy items are the “Shine On” sign and the sweet little sign with the cloud and colorful raindrops! 🙂

  42. I have this exact desk I want to stencil!!!!!

  43. Loving this giveaway!! I would definitely stencil the top of an antique coffee table I just bought at the thrift store. 🙂

  44. I love the hope on journey on sign from evie ivy. It would be great inspiration in my craft room!

  45. Shannau says:

    Love the You are My Sunshine one!!!

  46. Shannau says:

    Would LOVE to stencil a room!! So many unfinished rooms in my house. I’d love to do the laundry room next with stencils!

  47. I have an awesome trunk that I’m actually planning on stencil ing in the near future. I’m super excited about it! Just not sure the exact stencil I want.

  48. I am in love with the “be the example”, “choose joy”, or “be you tiful” signs from Evie Ivy’s shop.

  49. CarolandKyle says:

    Love the I love us sign so adorable

  50. CarolandKyle says:

    I would love to do a focal wall in our living room with a stencil it would give it some personality

  51. I LOVE all of her beautiful signs, but “Choose Joy,” is my favorite!

  52. Ohhh I could stencil my life away, but I think I’d stencil an accent wall in our guest room 🙂 A pretty teal/turquoise color to match the oceanic theme

  53. paperdoll says:

    I’ve had my eye on the Be Kind sign for a while…would love to win!!

  54. Dana DeVolk says:

    Wow, it’s just gorgeous!!! We would love it if you would link up at our linky party:
    Two Girls and a Party
    Live every Wednesday to Sunday. Hosted by:
    Dana @ This Silly Girl’s Life
    Parrish @ Life with the Crust Cut Off
    We hope to see you there!

  55. Ellen says:

    My family room walls.

  56. Ellen says:

    Choose Joy sign

  57. My husband and I just bought an old wooden desk that we are going to give a make-over for my craft room. The stencils would be great for it!

  58. I love the “Choose Joy” plaque in the Evie Ivy store. I would also love to do a custom item that said “Why not?”

  59. I would like to stencil the bathroom

  60. Sandy says:

    I am new at stenciling, so I would begin with a small item like a bookcase or chest. Thanks for the opportunity!

  61. Sandy says:

    “You are my sunshine” sign because it reminds me of my mother.

  62. I want to stencil my daughter’s room. She’s a teenager full of fantastic creative ideas.

  63. Ashley says:

    I love the stenciling! The color choice was great. I just ordered my first stencil last night for the wall behind my fireplace. I’m already eyeballing one of the Moroccan ones for my upstairs landing. Great inspiration!

  64. I love the sign that says be YOU tiful. Great for a kids room!

  65. Mollie says:

    I absolutely love this! I would love to stencil a curbside coffee table I recently picked up for my boys’ bedroom. And the be kind sign would be great for a kid’s room, too!

  66. bacurrie says:

    Love the blue and white! It looks so much classier now than in the black.

  67. beautiful, I can’t wait to give it a try

  68. I’ve been wanting to stencil the backs of my bookcases forever!

  69. That be kind sign just keeps drawing my eye…

  70. I love Evie Ivy’s “you are my sunshine” piece!

  71. We are in the process of buying a house, so I am completely in decorating mode. I plan on furnishing the house mostly from free things from Craigslist and by checking in my family members garages. I guess I really just want to stencil everything. I just saw a wall design and now looking at this hutch which is super cute by the way means I will probably do atleast one room and every peice of furniture I can. I found your blog through Cutting Edge Stencil on Facebook and it is really cute. I can’t wait to start my own.

  72. I like the “be You tiful” with the white background.

  73. gypsyrps says:

    This is totally what I am looking for to put in my daughter’s study room. So pretty yet so efficient. Wonderful job!!

  74. gypsyrps says:

    Shine On typography sign is meaningful to me.

  75. Shannon R says:

    I would use the stencil on a cabinet that I have in my garage. I have been waiting to figure out something cool to do with it. 🙂

  76. Shannon R says:

    I like the Be You tiful sign. 🙂

  77. Debra Lee says:

    I would stencil a focus wall in my bedroom!

  78. Christine says:

    My kitchen. Again.

  79. Love the “Choose Joy” and the “Be You tiful” signs. 🙂

  80. I would love to stencil my kids’ bathroom.

  81. Angela Leach says:

    About to re-do my little girls room, and refinish/paint her armoire and do an eclectic wall collage…these would be tools that would be such a blessing in this project!!

  82. Linh C. says:

    I like the dream big little one.

  83. Really love this desk makeover and how you styled it! Please consider submitting this project for a feature at Stylish Feature Friday!

  84. […] in style for a little longer!), & if I’m feeling really adventurous I will attempt to makeover furniture. I love posting what I wore because let’s be honest—I sometimes care more about how […]

  85. mavisharris says:

    Did you use flat or semi or gloss paint? I’m getting ready to redo a desk/hutch just like this. I thought of red or pale yellow. Is the top hard to adhere paint? Thanks, Mavis

  86. mavisharris says:

    I love your white though! Hard decision!

  87. Rita says:

    Hi I have a desk just like this and I need one of the front legs I was just wondering the company name of the desk. If you know it. I have been trying to find out the age too maybe 1950s or 60s don’t really know any information about it I would really appreciate it.

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