GAH!! I was getting so good at taking before pictures for you all that I got cocky. And you know what happens when you get cocky? You screw it all up. So my streak is broken and I don’t have a hideous and out-moded before pic to show you. 🙁 Will you forgive me just this once? Well, I think you might when you see how rad the after is anyways. 😉
I picked up a little 70’s brown petite sewing desk and equally petite chair with fuzzy, disgusting 70’s upholstery from my favorite thrift store for a pittance. It had the hole in the top that sewing desks always have (you know the one?) Do you have a good mental picture since I can’t provide an actual one. 😉
Now, there’s something about the pending spring that’s been giving me the fever to paint some BOLD colors, and this set is certainly no exception. I pulled from my well-spring of furniture inspiration on Pinterest, where I’m LOVING a nice, strong cobalt, either clean edgey and modern, or distressed.
Gorgeous!! Am I right?
I was especially inspired by the combination of the bright green foliage with the cobalt dresser in that last picture by the very talented Stilstskin Studios.
After getting a piece of 1/4 inch mdf cut at Home Depot to fit the desk top and gluing it to the top of the desk to cover and disguise the fact that it was a sewing desk, I used a water-based enamel I got at Ace Hardware for the bold, clean, glossy cobalt. I switched out the gross, brown upholstery for a fresh, springy kelly green damask print. And I’m in deep smit. Or, that is, I’m smitten. 😉
So fun! Donchathink?
I promise, I’ll get a before pic next time. It makes the after so much more dramatic when you can see the gross befores, I know.
P.S. – Some people have asked me about my HVLP sprayer from Rockler that I got for Christmas. I still love it to little bitty pieces!! And it’s ON SALE right now for $30 off the original price, so if you’ve been waiting for a sale to get your own, now’s your chance!