Tags

, , , , ,

I was recently at one of my favorite “furniture” thrift stores {this one is not really very good for anything else, but I’ve lucked out with furniture there several times} looking for a chair {which I did not find} and came across this little desk. I love the legs, but I really love the way it opens and COMPLETELY closes to hide “STUFF” if you want to. I love hiding “STUFF”!  I think it’s a secretary desk, or something close to that, so that’s what I’m going to call it. It was in great condition and priced right, so of course I took it home with me!

I would have loved to paint this in ASCP Duck Egg Blue or Provence, but since I was hoping to put this desk in my kitchen “office” I wanted something that would work with my pedestal table as well as the colour scheme of the room {which is not painted yet, but will be Revere Pewter}. I also promised myself that I was not going to buy any ASCP until I used up some of the paint I already have in the garage. Soooo, instead I decided to mix Benjamin Moore Muslin with Ivory and make my homemade chalk paint {I use unsanded tile grout}. The color looks very close to the CeCe Caldwell Vintage White. I made the chalk paint pretty thick… this is it after one coat with some major distressing. I actually really liked it like this, but ended up doing one more coat and not as much distressing.

I like how the top opens and the back part flips up… it’s actually perfect for my computer monitor.

I’m now sitting at my new desk typing this post!

Sharing at:

DIY Showoff

Debbie Doos

Coastal Charm

Tip Junkie

Savvy Southern Style

All Star Block Party

The Shabby Creek Cottage

Redoux

French Country Cottage

Miss Mustard Seed

Funky Junk Interiors

About these ads