A few months back, I shared how we re-arranged the office and re-painted the walls, which created a prettier and more functional space. I was thrilled with those results alone. I also mentioned my desire for white furniture to tie it all together. As I ventured into first attempts with chalk paint, I started with this piece I had stored at my parent’s house for years.
I love the way it turned out and it provides for lots of extra storage.
I have had my eye on this desk in the next picture from Potterybarn, for years… yes, years. It’s pricey, and every time the extra money would come along, we found something much more practical for its use. After all, it’s not like I “needed” a new desk, I just wanted something prettier, and white 😀 . This desk pictured actually exceeds all my wants and needs in a piece of office furniture. I just couldn’t get myself to splurge, but maybe someday.
Nice, isn’t it? And you can add more pieces to it and change the whole layout. Maybe some of you reading this are fortunate enough to have it!! Lucky you!
Well, since experimenting, and thus falling in love with Annie Sloan’s Chalk Paint, I decided to give painting my desk a whirl in hopes of satisfying my want for a pretty “she” space. My desk is all laminate, so I wasn’t sure how the paint would stick to it, but once again, chalk paint worked its magic. It’s been said so many times how just painting a room changes the over-all presentation. Well, I can say the same is true for furniture pieces as well.
I applied 2 coats of Annie Sloan’s Pure White Chalk Paint and then slightly distressed the edges and corners. I actually couldn’t be happier. It not only brightened up my space, but the whole room. I love the way my desk accessories look on a white background and, let’s face it, it makes for better pictures too. Enjoy a few before and after pics 😉 .
Do you agree? I think a little paint did just the trick and only cost one can!
I am going to try 2 colors layered on this bad boy. Can’t wait to update you all 🙂 .
Author and photos – Martha Knake
Chief Editor – Emily Schunke