Feb 23, 2012

Aqua and White Desk

My husband and I drove to a little town about 20 min. away to pick up this little desk that I just completed.  

The price was right and the lines were good.  
It had previously been painted white, but it was chipped and scratched and in definite need of some love. 

These next two pictures are after about 2 hours of sanding.  Whoever painted it didn't do that great a job.  There were heavy drips, especially around the edges.  
Apparently, it had been painted green before its white makeover.

I thoroughly primed the entire desk.  And then painted it with Fresh Sea Air by Beautitone.  This paint was actually left over from my dining room.  It looks darker on the walls, though, then on the desk.  The drawers and sides of the desk I painted white for a bit of a contrast.  

 

And... I did something I don't normally do... I painted the drawers... inside and out!  The outsides had previously been painted and the insides were so beat up with pencil marking etc, I didn't really have a choice!

This fun wrapping paper was picked up at Walmart... and I love it!


I HAD to replace the hardware.  Those lovely, yellowed, plastic ones just didn't cut it for me! 



I just love how it turned out!  It's so much brighter and fresher now! (Not to mention cleaner, too!)  The perfect desk for a little girl... or it could be used as a vanity!




See you soon!

Linking to:

31 comments:

  1. Cynthis, You did a gorgeous job on that desk. I love the aqua and white. and the handles are perfect!
    It is adorable

    ReplyDelete
  2. Really love the soft, two tone paint job for this desk and LOVE the gift wrap drawer liner (reminds me of my wallpaper at my blog!!)

    Thanks for sharing with us :D

    Visiting from Miss Mustard Seed's linky party tonight,
    Suzanne in NW Illinois

    ReplyDelete
  3. What a pretty desk! I am loving that aqua blue lately! You did a great job!

    ReplyDelete
  4. How sweet is that desk. Found you over at Chic on a shoestring. Would love it if you shared it at our very first link party
    http://www.decoratinginsanity.com/2012/02/furniture-friday-6-and-link-party.html
    xo...mONICa

    ReplyDelete
  5. Beautiful. I can never find good deals on furniture. The consignment shop near my house is super high.

    Tranae
    www.becomingfab.com

    ReplyDelete
  6. You did such a good job and what pretty paper for the drawers.

    ReplyDelete
  7. i luv it! The two colors are so fresh, and I would have never thot about the wrapping paper. I hope u don't mind me stealing your idea! I have a desk for my office that I have to redo also and am gonna do that. Thanks so much for stopping by and checking out my chair redo. I'm ur newest follower and can't wait to check your blog out completely. hope to see u over at glitta and blang again!
    michelle
    http://allthatglitter-mwimp.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  8. I love this blue color! I think it is a great idea to paint the drawers white and insides blue - gives it such a designer look! Visiting from chic on a shoestring link party. So glad I found you - I am your newest follower. Please visit my blog to say hello - i love to make new bloggy friends, comments and followers :) Have a great day, Heather @ settingforfour.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  9. It is for sure lovely! I have one exactly like to that needs refinishing too! You did a great job!

    ReplyDelete
  10. You did such a lovely job! I may need to try out this color combo on an upcoming desk make-over.
    -Elyse

    http://shabbysweettea.com

    ReplyDelete
  11. I was thinking this piece would be a great vanity too. Love the colors.

    ReplyDelete
  12. Love the colors! Beautiful job!

    ReplyDelete
  13. This is such a beautiful makeover. I love everything from the colors to the lining in the drawers. I seriously can never find furniture pieces this good but I'll keep my fingers crossed. Thanks so much for sharing, I'm your latest follower! I also would like to invite you to link up your wonderful transfomation at my cheap finds and transformation party! If you are interested here's the link, enjoy your weekend! http://www.thescottscrib.com/2012/01/lathrifta-strikes-gold-lathriftas-cheap.html

    ReplyDelete
  14. Another one who loves your colour choice! And what a great find, it's a gorgeous desk!

    ReplyDelete
  15. this turned out great, i love the colour, i found you at tatertots and jello, it would be great if you could link up to my party at http://twiggstudios.blogspot.com/2012/02/hi-every-one-i-hope-you-have-had-great.html

    thankyou hope to see you there xxx

    ReplyDelete
  16. Beautiful! Love that you painted the sides of the drawers blue. Found you at Sunday's Best Party

    ReplyDelete
  17. I really love the two tone colors, love the blue and white and the lining paper really set it off. You were pretty lucky to piece. find such a great. I seriously can never find furniture piece. Thanks for sharing your creative inspiration at Sunday's Best Par.Tay!

    ReplyDelete
  18. This little desk is so charming :-) Love the combination of the aqua and white, and the damask paper in the drawers is such a nice finishing touch :-)

    ReplyDelete
  19. i absolutely ADORE this make over! picture perfect and my favorite colors! hugs...

    ReplyDelete
  20. Absolutely adorable and I love the drawer liner. Such a nice surprise!

    ReplyDelete
  21. that is so pretty! the soft colors suit is shape so well!

    ReplyDelete
  22. Very nice change - love the colors you chose. I would love if you would link this up at my weekly Creative Inspirations party this Thursday! See you there!
    Stacey of Embracing Change

    ReplyDelete
  23. Beautiful color combo. Love the inside too.

    ReplyDelete
  24. I love the desk. It is so pretty and a great inspiring place to write or create.

    ReplyDelete
  25. So, so pretty and feminine.

    ReplyDelete
  26. I can tell you worked hard on this piece and it turned out beautiful!

    I kind of liked the green and white sanded look too!!

    Love the colors!
    Rhonda

    ReplyDelete
  27. Adorable! The colors are perfect, and love the lining! This project would be perfect for our new linky party featuring "Transformations" called Repurpose-Remodel-Reveal, I know our readers would love to see it too! (It starts Friday, March 2nd 2012 at 7:00 am MST and reoccures every 1st and 3rd Friday)

    ReplyDelete
  28. I just discovered your beautiful blog after I searched "aqua and white dressers" in google. What a lovely piece this is! I'm working on a nightstand, and I needed a little inspiration. Thanks. {And I'm your newest linky follower. I want to come back later for a longer "coffee time" and browse!:)}

    ReplyDelete