Monday, April 28, 2014

Happy Vintage Desk & Chair

*I was compensated for this post with supplies, however all content, thoughts and opinions are my own.
Happy Monday everyone! We have had a whirlwind of a few days around here filled with IKEA shopping in Connecticut, museum visiting at Harvard, furniture hunting at thrift stores and more.
In between all of the craziness I painted this cute desk and chair. It seriously makes me smile.

I pulled out my tried-and-true favorite paint for this makeover.  The desk received a couple of coats of General Finishes Patina Green. I have used this color several times and it is always super popular with my customers (and me, too).
To add in a bit more interest I highlighted the cubby dividers and the grooves on the leg with a little bit of gold craft paint. I love how subtle it is, but still gives the desk a special touch.

Here's the desk when I first brought it home...that flowery ceramic knob Had. To. Go.

I replaced it with this simple and pretty diamond cut acrylic knob from D. Lawless. So much better!

On to the is the before; sturdy, but not so pretty...
I wanted it to compliment, but not match the desk so I painted it Antique White by General Finishes. I ended up distressing it a bit more than the desk...

I'm super into green/aqua paired with navy lately so I reupholstered the seat in this fun fabric I found on our trip to IKEA.

And, lest you think Figgy left me alone to photograph. He, in fact, did not. A whole lot of this was going on....

And, by the way, thank you for all the comments last week when he wasn't feeling well. We were so close to bringing him to the vet for antibiotics and IV fluids, but he improved on his own and is back to his old self. Phew!



  1. LOVE it so much! i just did a patina green dresser i hope to share this week!

  2. love it angela! a supplier just started carrying gf paint in our area so i tried it last week. can't wait to use it more! i was mia last week, but can't wait to check back and see what you were up to.

  3. Gorgeous Angela! I love that color and Figgy is so funny, amazing how he know your are taking pictures!

  4. Wonderful color on the desk and the navy fabric on the chair is a beautiful compliment to the entire look of the paired set.
    XO Barbara

  5. I love both, the color is great. Fabulous makeover. I would love to have you link up to Inspire Me this afternoon. Party goes live at 3 PM. Hope to see you there.

  6. I am so glad he is feeling better! And this set is just beautiful! The chair and that desk color are fantastic!!! A job well done! Wishing you a great week ahead! Nicole xoxo

  7. what a fun little set! I love navy w/ aqua, too :)

  8. It's the perfect size (and color of course) and I think Figgy agrees.

  9. This desk is such a great color and a perfect fit.


  10. Oh my goodness!! It makes me smile too!!! I absolutely love that color on the is the happiest blue/green I have seen...I think I will need to paint something that color too! Beautiful transformations. :)

  11. Love it! That's the exact same chair I have in my kitchen - too cool! I do appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,


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