25 June 2010

The Formerly Blue Desk

One of my favorite pieces of furniture is a vintage (formerly) blue desk that came from my great-grandfather's farmhouse. My mom & I had always planned on refinishing it- the faded teal had been peeling and chipping more and more the past few years, but I just now got around to freshening it up!

We painted it a nice glossy white with chartreuse rings around the knobs. Nothing too fancy, but it's the perfect little punch of color & brightness we needed! :P Moral of the story: don't be afraid to make your furniture work for you. As long as your piece doesn't have major material value, go for it!! I feel like I've added a new layer (our layer) to the history of this piece- making it our own but not forgetting the layers of paint below...

As you can see, the little stool got a bright blue coat of paint on the seat too. We're really happy with how the room is coming together, and that floor is the only thing left to go! More to come...



I think it looks great! You gave it a new lease on life!


It does look great! I love the pops of brightness from the chartreuse.


Yup, it looks great, fresh and bright! Love this blog, getting tons of ideas and inspiration for when we move in August. :)


I love the fresh new look! :)


what a transformation!
It looks great.


It's soooo nice now! Good job!

Shannon @ What's Up Whimsy

I love this transformation!


It seems to brighten up the room too! I love it! :) Nice job!


Loooooooove it!


That looks awesome, what a vision and a little paint can do!


love the new look! great contrast between the white paint and wood floors!

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