Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Beach Cottage Desk Remake

I have caught the Annie Sloan paint bug and I just can't stop. I love expressing my creativity by bringing outdated furniture new life.
I found this desk at Goodwill and it is so different from anything I would usually pick but I love the heavy metal shell knobs it has.


I almost forgot to take the before picture--I had already painted one of the drawers! So glad I remembered at the last minute because I always love to remember the transformation.

I painted it in Pure White, Old Ochre, and Duck Egg. I thought the stripes make it look even more beachy.


What do you think? In the right home I think this would be so cute!

I love the seashells and I think the bamboo adds to the beachy theme too.



I don't know if you can see it or not, but I painted the bamboo in Old Ochre, just a little bit more tan than the white.


I think it is charming! I am going to paint a small chair to coordinate with it. I hope I can sell it and it finds the perfect home!

So what have you all been doing?

Update: I finished the chair! Thought it turned out cute so thought I would share it...


 


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10 comments:

Janae said...

Your desk turned out so cute!! I can't wait for you to get the matching chair done too, I bet it will sell fast! I'm so excited to get my desk chair done too, I'm so glad you had the idea of painting the fabric on it.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Very pretty, Sandy! Love the stripes. The color combo is great, too. I'm sure it will sell fast.

mzzbev said...

I love seeing transformations too! You did an amazing job. I love the bamboo and seashells. Your color choices and design are perfect, very creative. I never would have thought to do it that way. Have a blessed day. -Bev

Grandma Carolee said...

Love how this desk turned out!! Maya Angelou said "You can't use up CREATIVITY. The more you USE, the more you have." This is certainly true for you.

Junkchiccottage said...

Gorgeous Sandy. It is so pretty. Great job.
Kris

lynn said...

it is charming, sandy! love the little shell knobs:)

Jasper's Cottage said...

The desk is soooooo cute! I love the shells and the stripes are adorable. Great job!
xo jonni xo

Art and Sand said...

You make me want to paint stripes on something. I have no idea what though.

Great job on the desk - ugly duckling to a real beauty!

Jeanette Ann O'Donnell said...

Sandy,you are getting sooooo good at this painting thingy. I so love that stripy look. I'm sure someone will love it enough to buy it. I think you're onto a winner here. x

THE FARMHOUSE PORCH said...

That chair is way cute!! So much personality.

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