Showing posts with label furniture. Show all posts
Showing posts with label furniture. Show all posts

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Radiant Orchid Desk Makeover

Today I'm collaborating with 6 other awesome bloggers. We are each sharing a "Radiant Orchid" (Pantone Color of the Year) project.

I chose to do my secretary desk (click HERE to see how I restored it). It has bored me for a while now, because in my eyes it just lacked something. So why not radiant orchid right? I have always liked this color and I'm totally aware that it's not everyone's cup of tea. I happen to love orchids and the dark pinkish-purple ones are my favorite.

I'm jumping right in to show you my after and then I will show you what I did:
















And now the before?


Ok but boring (and dusty)!!!!

I took the back of the desk off, taped it and painted it with the radiant orchid that I bought at Lowes.


And this is also the first time I got to try out this special little gadget that was sent to me. You know how frustrating it is when you are working on a painting a project and your little ones want food or drinks or who knows what else. Or when you are waiting for the first coat to dry?


You simply stick your wet brush in the container and take it out when you are ready to use it again. I kinda really like it. I used to take zip lock bags or aluminum foil but I'm all for not creating more trash and cleaning things instead. So this is a great solution.

Then I went into the attic and retrieved the desk insert that I had stashed away because I didn't want to use it. Well I changed my mind. After giving it a good cleaning and two coats of my absolute favorite KILZ spray primer. I gave it a fresh coat of white semi-gloss spray paint. 


I also painted the knobs radiant orchid and used some leftover black and white wall vinyl strips to create the stripes on the little secret compartments. And voila…I really love it. It's one of those things that makes me happy. Cheerful and bright! Totally not boring anymore.



So now you just have to check out what my talented friends did by heading to their blogs:


From top left moving clockwise: 
1. Flower Pots from Dimples and Tangles  
2. me ;)  
3. Abstract Art from Retro Ranch Renovation  
4. Powder Room from The Chronicles of Home  
5. Painted Tray from Dwellings by Devore  
6. Cross Stitched Jewelry Organizer from Primitive and Proper


Enjoy! Don't forget to stop back on Friday for another pet series post.


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(Youleeya)



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Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Nesting Table Giveaway and a Refreshed Living Room

Thanks so much everyone for all the sweet comments about our bedroom and for all the entries to the $150 gift card giveaway. If you didn't enter yet, you still can! Click HERE to check it out.

Like I said in my last post already it is my blog anniversary week and I'm having another giveaway today.

Do you remember my Holly & Martin Ocelle Nesting Tables from last week? Well well well, Holly & Martin is giving away another set to one lucky reader. How's that for a giveaway? Pretty darn sweet right?

If you've missed that post then let me refresh your memory. Here they are again in my living room amongst some other little updates:














Here's your chance to win a set of these fabulous tables. 
Good Luck!



Blog Anniversaries are the best ;)
And talk to you on Friday.

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(Youleeya)



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