Wednesday, May 30, 2012

The Painted (But Unfinished) Desk

So I did manage to get the desk painted.  My friend Melanie actually sanded and primed for me since I'm preggers, but I was able to paint it.  I took a photo with and without flash since the lighting was not ideal..Without further ado...

I think the flash picture more accurately depicts the true color (BM Stratton Blue).  As you can see it's not quite finished.  I need to find some cute knobs.  Anyone have any suggestions?  I'm looking into something from Anthropologie.  I also need to line the inside of the drawers which are a little rough.  I was thinking of a cute wallpaper since I can't seem to find a contact paper that I like.

Just for comparison, here's the before again

And here's the niche so far, and no, I haven't done anything to the hallway yet.

I'd like to make a fabric message board and have a small mirror and place to hang our keys.  Oh, and an in/outbox for mail.  We bought a chair that goes with the desk which remains in it's unpainted state, but I was thinking that an acrylic chair might be a little less obtrusive in the hall.  What do you think?


  1. I am crushing on mint so much right now! Great color... will you share the brand/name? I love your little nook! It will be perfect as a desk and landing space!

  2. Check for the contact paper. They have a million options. Also Hobby Lobby has great knobs?

  3. I think it looks great!!! I love that your house is a mix of all price points, from very high end to very low budget thrifting. I think that's the mark of an interested, well thought out home. (And it says the same about the people who call it home, too.)

    If you can't find knobs you like at antro, try...wait for it...Cost Plus Word Market. I know. They have a knob department now. I'm not sure if any of their knobs will go with that pale blue, but it's possible.

  4. Love the desk!! Anthro or Restoration Hardware would be the easiest places to go. Lucite knobs might be fun especially if you went with the acrylic "ghost chair" ....great job!

  5. MyCraftyHomeLifeMay 30, 2012 at 3:51 PM

    The desk came out great. I have no idea about the, those are tall ceilings. I do like Ballards for some stuff.

  6. Lee Valley Tools (in Canada but I believe they ship to the US) has great cabinet and furniture hardware. I get all our knobs and pulls there.
    I love your idea of an acrylic chair for that desk for the same reason I put one in our bedroom. I didn't want something that looked "in the way" or detracted from another nearby chair. They're surprisingly comfy too!